Generations Building Committee Meeting May 23, 2017. L-R David Ferdman, Generations Building Committee Co-chair; Bryan Birdwell and Phong Do with Vision 360 Development; Steve Krasoff; Keith Zimmerman, Generations Campaign Co-chair; Brad Greenblum; Daniel Septimus, Shalom Austin CEO; Daniel Carl, Generations Building Committee Co-chair.
I have always been a person that’s been involved in some way in the community. I can remember as far back as high school. When I first came to Austin there weren’t the number of organizations that there are now, and it was important to me to get involved in order to meet other Jewish people.
When Corey Schwartz learned last year that Shalom Austin was looking for a new COO, he was excited about the position’s potential scale of impact and, with recently appointed CEO Rabbi Daniel Septimus, working for an organization in transition, with a focus on excellence.
Two members of Congregation Beth Israel were recently recognized for their local efforts to improve life in Austin. Alison Alter was elected to Austin City Council in the District 10 runoff election in December, and Dr. Kenneth Shine was named a 2016 Austinite of the Year by the Austin Chamber of Commerce.
Over the past 18 summers, more than 250 young Israeli and Palestinian women have come together at a Creativity For Peace camp in New Mexico to talk, and through the process discovered their anger and prejudice transform into mutual respect.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Austin is kicking off its 2017 Annual Campaign with a more consolidated timeline of fundraising in an effort to make a bigger impact.
"I just want people to understand, this is a respectful endeavor, not a gimmick. I hope that people respect that, that they understand I'm proud of who I am and where I come from..."
The Jewish Federation of Greater Austin's Young Adult Division has announced Jerrod Kogut and Samantha Tugentman will receive the 2017 Hineni Award at the eighth annual Milestone Gala on Saturday, February 18.
“I wanted to create things. I was always looking at products and critical of their design and always thought that I could make products better. So I started this company."
The interactions and relationships I have with families, members and my co-workers make every day meaningful.
Curious about the link between comic book heroes and Judaism? Wondering how Chabad became such a successful movement around the world? Do you love live music and arts events, provocative debate, and thought-provoking seminars? Then mark your calendar and come to the JCC on Sunday, January 29 for Tapestry: A Day of Jewish Learning.
A delegation from the Texas Jewish Historical Society was amongst more than 900 people dressed in appropriate western attire to witness the first Jewish woman to be inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame.