Shalom Austin is the hub of Jewish life in Central Texas.
Through our cultural values, we provide services and resources to connect, empower and impact the community locally, nationally and around the world.
Shalom Austin knows the Jewish people of Austin will live their best lives when they can access a vibrant, thriving community of people who share a culture of common life experiences.
We provide leadership, financial support, services, facilities and connections with people and Jewish organizations throughout Austin, Israel and the world.
We are the convener of Judaism in Central Texas, connecting people and organizations with shared culture and life experiences.
We empower people and organizations that make a difference in our Jewish community through leadership development, volunteer opportunities and philanthropic involvement.
We positively impact people’s lives through the services and facilities we offer.
The mission of Shalom Austin is to enhance the quality of Jewish life in the greater Austin area and around the world through philanthropy, education, social service, culture, spirituality and total wellness.
Shalom Austin consists of four main branches. The Jewish Federation, Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family Service, and Jewish Foundation work together to comprehensively address the needs of Austin’s Jewish community in collaboration with area congregations, schools and community organizations.
Jewish Community Center (JCC)
Serving Your Social, Cultural, Educational, Fitness and Wellness Needs
Jewish Family Service
Caring for People Through Counseling, Therapy, Support and Outreach
Fostering Your Philanthropic Legacy Now and For Future Generations.
OUR CORE VALUES
Kehillah: Community building
Limmud: The centrality of learning and Jewish culture to Jewish life
Tikkun Olam: The commitment to make the world a better place
Tzedakah: Pursuing justice through acts of Jewish giving
K’lal Yisrael: The oneness and unity of the Jewish people worldwide
What started as 40 acres of unoccupied land in Northwest Austin, became the home of the Dell Jewish Community Campus in 2000. The campus houses Shalom Austin, Austin Jewish Academy, Congregation Agudas Achim, Temple Beth Shalom, and the B’nai Abraham Historic Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in Texas.
Relocated in 2015 to the Dell Jewish Community Campus, B’nai Abraham, the oldest synagogue building in Texas, underwent major renovations and today serves as the home of Congregation Tiferet Israel, Austin’s Modern Orthodox synagogue, and a resource to Shalom Austin and the entire Jewish community.
History of the Austin Jewish Community
Read about the history of the Jewish community in Austin in our three-part series “Vision of Growth” published in The Jewish Outlook.
7300 Hart Lane
Austin, TX 78731
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The Jewish Outlook
The Jewish Outlook is the only Jewish newspaper in Austin, Texas, providing local, national and international news of interest to the Austin Jewish community. It is published by Shalom Austin.
Jewish Community Blog
The Jewish Community Blog includes The Jewish Outlook articles, press releases, CEO messages and other community news.
Jewish Austin: A Guide to Jewish Living in Central Texas is a glossy magazine that serves as a comprehensive guide to the local Jewish community in Austin and Central Texas, for current residents, newcomers and those considering a move to the area.