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Luci Johnson Plants Tree at Tu Bishvat Wildflower Center Ceremony
Luci Baines Johnson and Russell Robinson, CEO of the Jewish National Fund, plants a tree at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Credit: Ginny B PhotographyOn Sunday, February 22, about 250 people came to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center for a ceremony to mark Tu Bishvat and to recognize the Jewish National Fund's commitment to Israel's environment.

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Momentum 2015 Inspires Attendees and Raises More Than $500,000
 David Kline sharing his passion for the Jewish Federation Annual Campaign. Credit: Jerry Hayes PhotographyOn February 4, over 425 Jewish men attended the 7th Annual Momentum Men's Night Out, co-chaired by Bobby Krumholz and David Goldstein.

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Mosaic Luncheon Offers Volunteer Opportunities for All Generations
ImageThe 16th Annual Mosaic Luncheon is just around the corner and you may be asking yourself, "How can I help?"  There are several opportunities to volunteer for Mosaic prior to Monday, March 30.

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Hebrew Free Loan Association Offers "Hand Up" Not "Hand Out"
By Rebecca S. Cohen

Audrey Maislin, Michael Rotman and Tracy Solomon.Hebrew Free Loan of Austin (HFLA) is engaged in the ultimate recycling project. Their goal is to offer a "hand up" rather than a "hand out" to members of the Jewish community by making interest-free loans to qualified applicants.

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Jewish Federation Chief Philanthropy Officer Among Honorees at 2015 Philanthropy Day
Arlene MillerOn February 5, more than 1,000 people attended the 25th Annual Philanthropy Day luncheon, hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Austin Chapter.

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Will Texas Gay Marriage Ban End with a Mazel Tov?
By Tonyia Cone

Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant pose with Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvior after receiving their marriage certificate.On February 19, Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant, members of Austin's Jewish community, made history when they became the first same-sex couple to legally marry in Texas.

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New Austinite Becomes City's Only Mohel
By Tonyia Cone

Dr. Richard EllenbogenExpecting parents have a lot of details to figure out, from putting together a registry to choosing a pediatrician.

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