New to Austin | Shalom Austin

NEW TO AUSTIN

We’ve Been Waiting for You!

We look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant, warm and growing community! Please connect with a Shalom Austin staff person below to learn more about the program areas that align with your interests.

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Meet our Community Experience and Volunteer Director,

Joan Maniere!

(512) 735-8129

General Inquiries & Information
New to Austin
Volunteer Opportunities (Click here for details.)

Alachua Nazarenko

Alachua Haskins

Education & Engagement Director

(512) 735-8052

Young Families & PJ Library
Young Adults (21-40)
Adult Education
Leadership Development

Rachel Wimberley

Rachel Wimberley

Arts & Culture and Adults 60+ Programs Director

(512) 735-8086

Adults 60+
Arts & Culture

Arielle Levy

Arielle Levy

Women’s Philanthropy and Missions Director

(512) 735-8090

Women’s Philanthropy
Volunteer Opportunities
Israel Engagement
Travel Experiences

Rachel VanScoyoc 

Jewish Family Service Office Manager

(512) 250-1044 x10

Jewish Family Service
Individual & Family Therapy
Case Management

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Dana Makover

Membership Director

(512) 735-8214 

JCC Membership
Sports & Fitness

Rachel Wimberley

Robyn Burch

Rapoport Center Administrative Assistant

(512) 735-8050

JCamps
Early childhood program
Youth & Teen
BBYO

What are your interests?

If you have general questions about being new to town, feel free to reach out to any of these Shalom Austin professionals.
For specific information on congregations and community resources, click here.

HERE WE ARE: AUSTIN VIRTUAL TOUR!

In collaboration with Partnership2Gether, Shalom Austin will be sharing highlights of our wonderful city and, primarily, our Jewish community through our “tour guides” Sandy Dochen, Julie Franklin, and Rabbi Daniel A. Septimus.

Joan Maniere

Joan Maniere

Community Experience & Volunteer Director

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