Shalom Families Connects Parents
L to R: Participants of Shalom Families and community members, Jessica Henderson with baby Ilo, Mary Axelrud with baby Clara, Karin Lester with baby Millie. Credit: Gabe Axelrud
By Karin Lester
Shalom Families is a new way to connect with families around Austin and in your neighborhood. Thanks to Michelle Green who came up with this idea, we have formed a committee of parents with young children to help families connect when they move to Austin and in their local neighborhoods. A signature program will be Neighborhood Nosh, potluck gatherings and more, chaired by Jessica Laderberg and Jennifer Steinfeldand. Welcoming Ambassadors, chaired by Erin Bernstein and Karen Kanarek will ensure that newcomers get connected with a friendly face in a timely manner. ■
Visit the Shalom Families Facebook group for events at www.facebook.com/groups/shalomfamiliesatx. For more information about Shalom Families, contact Karin Lester at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (512) 735-8008.