A Taste of Austin in NYC: Liz Solomon's King David Tacos

Liz Solomon misses plenty of things about Austin since moving to New York City in 2006 – authentic Texan friendliness, being able to eat outside most days of the year, margaritas, the sandwich bar at Whole Foods on Sixth Street and even HEB. 

But there was one thing she missed so much she had to recreate it in New York -- breakfast tacos. 

From the Library Stacks to the Light of Day: History Professor Revives Texas Jewish Immigrant's Life Story

Alexander Ziskind Gurwitz wrote his memoir, “Memories of Two Generations,” between 1930 and 1935 in Yiddish. His work detailed not just his life as a man who emigrated from Yenaveh, Ukraine, in Tsarist Russia to Texas with his wife and four children in 1910, but also a history of Jewish communal life in 19th century Eastern Europe and early 20th century San Antonio, Texas.

Young Jewish Families Connect Through Austin's PJ Power Hour

When Queenie Blumenthal moved to Austin from Vancouver, British Columbia, last year, she wanted to connect with the local Jewish community. So when she signed her children up for the PJ Library book program, she also joined the local PJ Power Hour Facebook group so she could learn about events. 

Her strategy really worked out. PJ Power Hour, a Shalom Austin neighborhood-based program established to help young Jewish families connect with one another, gave her the opportunity to attend monthly Moms Night Out events as well as events with her five year old daughter and two year old son.

Finding True Love and Lifelong Friendships Through YAD

Watch out J-Date! YAD, the Jewish Federation of Greater Austin Young Adult Division, is giving you a run for your money. While the primary goals of the group are outreach and engagement, leadership development and philanthropy, participants have also found true love and lasting friendships through participation in YAD’s networking events open to Jewish young professionals in their 20s and 30s. 

JAMen Forum Announces 2016-17 Speakers Following Successful Inaugural Season

When Burt Kunik moved to Austin from Houston three years ago, he really missed a program called 100 Jewish Men, a dinner and speaker series at Congregation Beth Yeshurun, his longtime synagogue.

Then one evening, Kunik found himself sitting next to Shalom Austin CEO Jay Rubin at an event at the JCC. Kunik mentioned the 100 Jewish Men group in Houston and asked Rubin if he thought they could start a similar group here. The rest, as they say, is history.