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 There are a wide variety of professional and social groups to help you connect with other people in the Jewish community.  Some of the gatherings bring together people of similar interests and are more social and service oriented, while others provide opportunities for career development, learn, and network with other professionals in your industry.

SOCIAL AND PHILANTHROPIC GROUPS

Women’s Philanthropy

Shalom Austin Women’s Philanthropy engages, empowers, and educates all women of all generations to strengthen and serve our community. Guided by our traditions of tzedakah and tikkun olam, we are committed to ensuring a thriving Jewish future in Austin, Israel and around the world.

Group photo of the Women's Philanthropy Cabinet 2019

Women’s Philanthropy

Shalom Austin Women’s Philanthropy engages, empowers, and educates all women of all generations to strengthen and serve our community. Guided by our traditions of tzedakah and tikkun olam, we are committed to ensuring a thriving Jewish future in Austin, Israel and around the world.

Young Adult Division

Shalom Austin’s Young Adult Division (YAD) is Austin’s networking hub for Jewish professionals in their 20s and 30s. YAD creates a welcoming community for Young Jewish Adults. YAD is for singles, couples and young families. Since the launch of YAD in 2002, more than 2,000 people have joined.

Happy Hours · Service Projects · Community Dinners · Leadership Development · Holiday Celebrations · Birthright Israel

Young adults dress up in costumes for a fun social event

Young Adult Division

Shalom Austin’s Young Adult Division (YAD) is Austin’s networking hub for Jewish professionals in their 20s and 30s. YAD creates a welcoming community for Young Jewish Adults. YAD is for singles, couples and young families. Since the launch of YAD in 2002, more than 2,000 people have joined.

Happy Hours · Service Projects · Community Dinners · Leadership Development · Holiday Celebrations · Birthright Israel

AFFINITY GROUPS

Parenting Groups

Our parenting groups are a great way to meet other families. It takes a village, right? Join us for fun social events, activities for the kids, and a supportive community. 

Shalom Families · Interfaith Parenting Circle

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Parenting Groups

Our parenting groups are a great way to meet other families. It takes a village, right? Join us for fun social events, activities for the kids, and a supportive community.

Shalom Families · Interfaith Parenting Circle

Other Affinity Groups

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. 

Blue Knot · Active Jewish Singles (40+)

Other Affinity Groups

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. 

Blue Knot · Active Jewish Singles (40+)

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SUPPORT GROUPS

Support and Discussion Groups

Shalom Austin Jewish Family Service provides a variety of support groups for those who want to connect with others sharing similar experiences. JFS serves people regardless of race, religion, disability, gender or sexual orientation. 

Wellness with a Disability · Mood & Mindfuness · Mindfulness for Kids · Teacher Support

Support Group

Support and Discussion Groups

Shalom Austin Jewish Family Service provides a variety of support groups for those who want to connect with others sharing similar experiences. JFS serves people regardless of race, religion, disability, gender or sexual orientation. 

Wellness with a Disability · Mood & Mindfuness · Mindfulness for Kids · Teacher Support

Alachua Nazarenko

Alachua Nazarenko

Education and Engagement Director

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