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Shalom Austin’s Affinity Groups offer an array of social, professional, educational and philanthropic engagement based on your interests. Make connections and create a deeper sense of belonging in the Austin community. 

Affinity Groups

Blue Knot Tech Group

If you are a technology professional looking to develop your career, learn and grow in your field, and connect with others in the Jewish community, you are invited to join this exciting tech initiative! Through this group, you will get to know each other and other technology professionals in the Austin community to develop relationships on both a professional and personal level.

Blue Knot areas of interest include speaker presentations and panels, social and networking opportunities, and mentorship.

Interfaith Parenting Circle

If you are a parent of another religious and/or cultural background raising Jewish children, or are in an interfaith relationship raising Jewish children, this group is for you!

This group will: 

  • Create a comfortable space to learn about Jewish rituals and holidays
  • Connect you with other parents with similar experiences
  • Provide a great group of friends while delving into the rich traditions of Judaism
  • Offer plenty of laughter and support!

Active Jewish Singles (40+)

Are you single? Do you know someone who is single? Looking to meet your beshert (soulmate)? Come join us!

Get to know one another in a social space while exploring areas of shared interest and the city of Austin.

Jewish Austin Men (JAMen)

Ausitn’s premier event series featuring delicious dinners over TED-style talks with world-class speakers.

Due to COVID-19 and safety precautions, JAMen has been suspended until further notice.

More Shalom Austin Groups

Parent Dad Baby Book Reading Story

Shalom Families

Shalom Families facilitates and supports social events for parents in Austin.

Young Adult Division (YAD)

Austin’s networking hub for Jewish professionals in their 20s and 30s. 

Womens Philanthropy fundraising and social event at Neiman Marcus

Women’s Philanthropy

Committed to ensuring a thriving Jewish future in Austin, Israel and around the world.

Alachua Nazarenko

Alachua Nazarenko

Education and Engagement Director