Virtual Community Resources
 
While we are staying home and practicing social distancing, stay connected virtually with programs and support services provided by our community partners.
 

 
CONGREGATIONS
 
Congregation Agudas Achim
Congregation Agudas Achim is offering Kosher for Passover meals to go, available to the whole community. More information is available here. CAA is also offering service streaming. For more information, click here. 
 
CAA will be offering beautiful ways to virtually connect during our Passover seders (both first and second nights) -- enjoying good, tasty food together! For more information, visit theaustinsynagogue.org 
 
Temple Beth Shalom
For up to date information about Temple Beth Shalom events, visit bethshalomaustin.org and bethshalomaustin.org/worship.
 
Congregation Tiferet Israel
Congregation Tiferet Israel is continuing classes virtually.  To stay up to date on their events and learn about weekly online classes, visit www.tiferetaustin.org.
 
Congregation Beth Israel
For up to date event information from Congregation Beth Israel, visit bethisrael.org/covid-19-updates.html. To request help or to offer help to others, visit bethisrael.org/help-covid-19.html.
 
Congregation Kol Halev
To stay up to date about Congregation Kol Halev events, visit kolhalev.org.
 
Congregation Shir Ami
Congregation Shir Ami services and other meetings will be held online. For information, contact congregation@shir-ami.com, visit shir-ami.net/events, or visit shir-ami.net/statement-on-covid-19-policies.
 

 
CHAVURAH
 
Chaverim B'Kavahah
Chaverim B'Kavanah is organizing online Shabbat services and special online readings together during this time. All announcements will be posted on the 
Chaverim B'Kavanah Facebook group.
 
Firepit Minyan
Join the 
Firepit Minyan Austin Facebook group for emerging details.
 
Hadassah
For up to date information on Hadassah events and news, visit facebook.com/AustinHadassah, or contact Austin@hadassah.org or lindacox@austin.rr.com.
 
Congregation Havurah Shalom
For information on Congregation Havurah Shalom events, contact info@chstx.org.
 
Chabad of Greater Austin
For information on Chabad of Greater Austin, visit their website or Chabad.org's virtual portal.
 

 
ISRAEL CONNECTIONS
 
Israeli-American Council
Israeli-American Council (IAC) will be streaming classes for Youth & Teen, Young Professionals and Adults. For more information, click here
 

 
SPECIAL INTEREST AND CULTURAL GROUPS
 
Austin Jewish Film Festival 
With lots of people stuck at home and the kids off school, many of you welcome the opportunity to watch some movies. Austin Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) organizers are sharing their recommendations for some great films and TV series to watch via a weekly email and daily social media posts. Sign up and watch for event updates at austinjff.org/ajff-join-our-mailing-list.
 
National Council of Jewish Women

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. Check ncjwaustin.org for National Council of Jewish Women Austin event updates.

Texas Jewish Historical Society
Watch for updates to future Texas Jewish Historical Society events at txjhs.org.
 

 
SUPPORT SERVICES
 
Hebrew Free Loan of Austin
Hebrew Free Loan of Austin
 is available to help out with families experiencing financial difficulties due to the curtailing of activities or businesses caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Email info@hfla.org or call (512) 677-4352 for more information.
 
BubbieCare

BubbieCare is a caregiver company and a very important partner of Shalom Austin. If you or your loved one needs a caregiver to help them at home, it is more important than ever to have as much control as possible over whom you let in your home. BubbieCare gives you control – we match you to caregivers who fit your particular needs, you interview and choose the caregiver you want to hire. And you get the same caregiver each time!

BubbieCare donates 18% of net profits to Jewish Family Service. So far this year, BubbieCare has donated over $14,000 to Jewish Family Service. With the downturn in the economy, you can directly help Jewish Family Service continue their needed services by hiring caregivers through BubbieCare!

If you are moving your loved one out of a facility, we are ready to help you. Call BubbieCare today (512) 862-9030 or visit bubbiecare.com. BubbieCare helps you find and hire top professional caregivers in your community. 

Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse
Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA) provides support and safety plans to anyone who is quarantined with their abuser.  Call (877) 88-JCADA.
 
Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line is the free, nationwide, 24/7 text message service for people in crisis. Text HOME to 741741 to be connected.
 
Sharsheret
Sharsheret provides ongoing telephone and online confidential and free support for Jewish women fighting breast or ovarian cancer and caregivers. Call (866) 474-2774 or email info@sharsheret.org for more information.
 
HEB
Senior citizens (ages 60 and up) will be able to order supplies and groceries from a curated list over the phone or online through the Favor delivery website and app. The line will be staffed with volunteers to accept and process home delivery orders via phone daily from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. All fees will be waived for the first 30 days with a $10 tip included in the order for the Favor runner, who will personally shop and deliver the items. For more information call (833) 397-0080 or visit favordelivery.com/seniors.
 

 
UNIVERSITY OUTREACH
 
Texas Hillel
Check www.texashillel.org for updated Texas Hillel information. Contact (512) 476-0125 or info@texashillel.org with questions.