WHY GIVE

Shalom Austin

With Jewish values at the center of all that we do, Shalom Austin is here to help families and individuals of all backgrounds thrive. Our work is only possible through the generosity of supporters like you through gifts to the Annual Campaign, Generations Campaign, and Jewish Foundation. 

Impact Report

CREATING A VIBRANT JEWISH LIFE

YOU ARE

Connecting the Community

 

“When I moved to Austin, I was looking to meet friends through the Jewish community. The Young Adult Division really helped me achieve my goals – I’ve referred six people to work, I’ve been on three committees, I have two bridesmaids I met through YAD, I have one mentor I met through J-Lead, and one husband I met through YAD! I’d say that’s a success.”

Carly Sansom, YAD Participant

YOU ARE

Connecting the Community

 

“When I moved to Austin, I was looking to meet friends through the Jewish community. The Young Adult Division really helped me achieve my goals – I’ve referred six people to work, I’ve been on three committees, I have two bridesmaids I met through YAD, I have one mentor I met through J-Lead, and one husband I met through YAD! I’d say that’s a success.”

Carly Sansom, YAD Participant

YAD Participants

PJ Library Subscribers

Adults 60+ Program Attendees

HELPING FAMILIES OVERCOME HARDSHIP

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Providing for People in Need

 

“I don’t live close to the JCC or the shul, I’m not able to participate in the community as much as I would like. Jewish Family Service has taken great care of me and they are there when I need help. I am so pleased they have started a food
pantry. I always need kosher food, and I have a hard time getting it. JFS brought me matzah ball mix, gefilte fish, and even a fresh challah on Shabbat.”

JFS Client, lives independently and confined to a wheelchair

Jewish Family Service food pantry stocked full of donated canned goods.

YOU ARE

Providing for People in Need

 

“I don’t live close to the JCC or the shul, I’m not able to participate in the community as much as I would like. Jewish Family Service has taken great care of me and they are there when I need help. I am so pleased they have started a food
pantry. I always need kosher food, and I have a hard time getting it. JFS brought me matzah ball mix, gefilte fish, and even a fresh challah on Shabbat.”

JFS Client, lives independently and confined to a wheelchair

Emergency Financial Assistance

Families Fed through Food Pantry

Hours of Counseling

NURTURING GLOBAL JEWISH CULTURE

YOU ARE

Supporting Israel and Overseas

 

“I was raised as a typical child in the Soviet Union, and I didn’t know I was Jewish. I’ve been helped by JDC to reconnect with my Jewish roots and my Jewish family. After I had a daughter of my own, we participated in the Family Retreat program, which introduces Jewish tradition and culture to families like me who didn’t have the experience as children ourselves. Our Jewish roots are now continuing on to the next generation.”

Ira Zboroskaya, Joint Distribution Committee Recipient

Mother and daughter, Ira and Esther Zboroskaya

YOU ARE

Supporting Israel and Overseas

 

“I was raised as a typical child in the Soviet Union, and I didn’t know I was Jewish. I’ve been helped by JDC to reconnect with my Jewish roots and my Jewish family. After I had a daughter of my own, we participated in the Family Retreat program, which introduces Jewish tradition and culture to families like me who didn’t have the experience as children ourselves. Our Jewish roots are now continuing on to the next generation.”

Ira Zboroskaya, Joint Distribution Committee Recipient

Raised for Israel & Overseas

Birthright Israel Participants

BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE

YOU ARE

Completing the Dream

 

“We want to ensure that the Dell Jewish Community Campus is sustainable, continuing to serve our local Jewish community, the general Austin community, Israel and the Jewish community abroad for generations to come. It is an institution we all rely on, and as such, we need to nurture, maintain and grow with the needs of the community. The Generations Campaign is about the future of Judaism in our community which is important to us.”

Beth McDaniel, Generations Campaign Contributor

Dell Jewish Community Center

YOU ARE

Completing the Dream

 

“We want to ensure that the Dell Jewish Community Campus is sustainable, continuing to serve our local Jewish community, the general Austin community, Israel and the Jewish community abroad for generations to come. It is an institution we all rely on, and as such, we need to nurture, maintain and grow with the needs of the community. The Generations Campaign is about the future of Judaism in our community which is important to us.”

Beth McDaniel, Generations Campaign Contributor

Raised to Renovate and Expand

Individual and Family Donations

Donors Increased Commitments

SUSTAINING OUR COMMUNITY

YOU ARE

Leaving a Legacy

 

“It gives me great joy to give, and unfortunately having Parkinson’s disease makes it difficult to write checks. Now, I can just ask Marianne to make a donation of $X, to organization Y, for purpose Z! It’s easier for all of us, and it’s easier to balance our checkbook!”

 F.A. Midlo z’’l, Jewish Foundation Fundholder

Jewish Foundation Legacy Giving F.A. Midlo

YOU ARE

Leaving a Legacy

 

“It gives me great joy to give, and unfortunately having Parkinson’s disease makes it difficult to write checks. Now, I can just ask Marianne to make a donation of $X, to organization Y, for purpose Z! It’s easier for all of us, and it’s easier to balance our checkbook!”

 F.A. Midlo z’’l, Jewish Foundation Fundholder

total assets

Grants to Non-Profits since 2014

Donor Advised Funds

OUR IMPACT

Every year, the Shalom Austin publishes an Impact Report and Honor Roll of Donors, featuring highlights and achievements of the organization over the past 12 months, along with information about the Shalom Austin budget and the breakdown of allocations made from the Shalom Austin Annual Campaign and other fundraising activities. The Impact Report is distributed in The Jewish Outlook newspaper and available online.

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Amy Hyman

Amy Hyman

Senior Development Director

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