About Shalom Austin

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. Shalom Austin empowers the people and organizations that make a difference in our Jewish community. 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.

Shalom Austin consists of four main branches:

Jewish Federation, Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family Service and the Jewish Foundation, which work together to comprehensively address the needs of Austin’s Jewish community in collaboration with area congregations, schools and community organizations.

Mission Statement: 

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. 



Jewish Federation: Connecting People, Organizations and Resources Worldwide

Shalom Austin's philanthropic and community development branch that connects people, organizations and resources to strengthen Jewish life at home and around the world.




Jewish Community Center (JCC): Serving Your Social, Cultural, Educational, Fitness and Wellness Needs

The primary programming branch, serving the social, cultural, educational, fitness and wellness needs of adults, senior adults, teens, children, parents and families.




Jewish Family Service: Caring for People Through Counseling, Therapy, Support and Outreach

Shalom Austin's social service branch that provides a wide array of mental health and support services to individuals and families




Jewish Foundation: Fostering Your Philanthropic Legacy Now and For Future Generations

Shalom Austin's branch that helps sustain a vibrant and secure Jewish community through planned giving and endowment development, now and for future generations.


Core Values

The goals and operations of Shalom Austin are based upon and guided by the core Jewish values of:

1. Kehillah - community building
2. Limmud -the centrality of learning and Jewish culture to Jewish life
3. Tikkun Olam - the commitment to make the world a better place
4. Tzedakah - pursuing justice through acts of Jewish giving
5. 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. Shalom Austin is located in Northwest Austin on the Dell Jewish Community Campus at 7300 Hart Lane, Austin, TX 78731. Traveling north on Mopac, exit Far West Boulevard. Take a left on Far West and at the Hart Lane light, take a right. The J is located half a block up Hart Lane on the left. Look for the stone sign marking the entrance to the Dell Jewish Community Campus.