Taste of Women's Philanthropy

Join Women's Philanthropy for a unique, four-course forum to enrich your knowledge of our community and provide an opportunity to connect with other community-minded Jewish women. 

2019-2020 Taste Schedule

All Classes 7:00-9:00PM at the JCC

  • First Course: Tuesday, November 19 - An Introduction to Shalom Austin & Women's Philanthropy 
  • Second Course: Tuesday, December 17 - Our Local Community Impact
  • Third Course: Tuesday, January 21 - Our Global Impact
  • Fourth Course: Tuesday, February 18 - Past, Present and Future: The Culture of Women's Philanthropy 

To enhance the cohort experience, we encourage 100% participation.

If for any reason you are unable to attend a session, Arielle Levy will happily meet with you to review everything learned at your convenience. 

Please contact Arielle Levy with any questions you may have at arielle.levy@shalomaustin.org.


Participant Testimonials

"Like many women in Austin, I'm very busy, but as the saying goes, if you need something done, ask a busy woman. This past school year I taught a class about Philanthropy to teens at Temple Beth Shalom and when I saw the offering for a Taste of Women's Philanthropy, I thought that this would be a great learning opportunity for myself to go hand-in-hand with my teaching. It was wonderful to learn about all the programs that Shalom Austin is involved with locally, nationally, and abroad. I look forward to being more and more involved in the years to come."

-Kelly Finkel, 2018-2019 Taste Participant

"Being new to Austin, I was both excited and overwhelmed by the vast amount of activities going on at Shalom Austin. I'm so appreciative of the Taste of Women's Philanthropy program, which afforded me an easy and accessible way to get involved.  The program gave me a much better understanding of everything Women's Philanthropy and Shalom Austin offer, and helped me to figure out which next steps I wanted to take.  Even more, I met incredible women (both new and seasoned members of WP) and found my first place of belonging in the community.  I am truly grateful for this experience and I am happy to say that, with the tremendous support of WP leadership and staff, I am already chairing my first event next Spring.  I cannot recommend participating in this program enough; whether you are new to Austin or have lived here for decades -  if you want to learn more about WP and Shalom Austin, or get more involved, then the Taste is the perfect program for you."

-Heather Krol, 2018-2019 Taste Participant


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Taste of Women's Philanthropy 2019
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Taste of Women's Philanthropy 2019:
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