Austin Jewish Community Newcomers

Welcome to Austin!

We hope you feel at home and become active members of the Greater Austin Jewish community. Our mid-sized community offers the benefits of a large city with the hospitality of a small town – with a multitude of programming and entertainment options as well as Jewish synagogues and organizations. The Jewish Newcomers Program is designed to assist newcomers through their transition to the Greater Austin area, help them feel welcome in our Jewish community, and encourage them to try out the various opportunities hosted by various local Jewish organizations. The program offers a variety of social, professional and membership benefits to help newcomers connect and make new Jewish friends in Austin. 

Sign up today for the Jewish Newcomers Program!

Steps to Connect:

Create a profile online.
• Choose the newcomer e-news option after your profile has been approved. 
• RSVP on time so you can take full advantage of these opportunities for the first two years you are in Austin.


There's something for everyone in the Austin Jewish community!


Families & Children


• PJ Library
• Shabbat 'N Play
• Parenting Programs
• JFAMs Facebook Group
• JCC Early Childhood Program
• JCC Enrichment Classes
• Holiday Events & Family Activities


Young Adults

  • Young Adult Division (YAD)
• YAD Facebook Group
Birthright Israel
• JCC Basketball Leagues
JCC Fitness Classes



Jewish Federation of Greater Austin
Women's Division
Men's Division
JCC Membership
Spotlight on Arts & Ideas
Austin Jewish Repertory Theater
Austin Jewish Book Fair
Jewish Family Service
• Adult Education 

Senior Adults


JCC Senior Adult Programming
JCC Senior Adult Group Fitness
Senior Adult Services
Jewish Family Service
• Adult Education