Austin Area Congregations

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CONGREGATION LISTINGS

ATX Havurah
ATX Havurah is a group of Jewish young adults who come together for Shabbat and holiday celebrations, share Jewish learning, and support each other during lifecycle events. The group is sponsored by Congregation Agudas Achim and typically meets at homes around Austin for “Shapotlucks.”
Website: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/ATXHavurah/221517349656

Congregation Agudas Achim
Conservative
Dell Jewish Community Campus
735-8400 • Fax: 735-8401
www.caa-austin.org
CAA Events Calendar
Facebook: Congregation Agudas Achim - ATX
Rabbi Neil Blumofe
Rabbi Rachel Kobrin
Director of Congregation Learning, Dr. Harvey Raben President, Dana Winer
Shabbat services: 6 PM Friday (later in Summer months), 8:30 AM Saturday (P’sukei d’Zimrah) and 9:45 AM. Saturday. (Shacharit Service) and Kiddush luncheon.
Daily egalitarian minyan: 9 AM Sunday; 7 AM and 6 PM Monday and Thursday; 7:15 AM and 6 PM. Tuesday and Wednesday; and 7 AM Friday; study, coffee and bagel nosh follow Friday morning minyan.
Mincha or Ma’ariv: 6 PM Monday – Thursday Children services: 11 AM Saturday with Tot Shabbat for families with children 4 and under and Torah Tisch for families with children ages 5 – 11.
Shabbat Limud (Torah study): 8:45 AM Saturday.
Religious School (CAARS): By grade at 4:30 – 6:30 PM Tuesday and/or 9 AM to 12:30 PM Sunday.

Congregation Beth El 
Traditional Conservative
8902 Mesa Drive
(512) 346-1776 
bethelaustin@yahoo.com
www.bethelaustin.org
Spiritual Leader: Cantor Yitzhak Ben-Moshe
President: Kevin Koeller • (512) 231-0266
Shabbat services: 7 PM Fri., 9 AM Sat. (second and fourth Saturdays) and on Jewish Holidays; Children's servies at 10 AM Saturday (when services held that day)
Adult education classes: Check website www.bethelaustin.org
Hebrew school classes: Sunday mornings

Congregation Beth Israel
Reform
3901 Shoal Creek Blvd.
(512) 454-6806 • Fax: (512) 454-9493
office@bethisrael.org
www.bethisrael.org
Rabbi Steven Folberg
Assistant Rabbi Samuel Rose
Executive Director: Jennifer Pierce Smith
Education Director: Sarah Avner (Interim)
President: Adam Sadovsky
Shabbat services Every week “proneg” at 6 p.m. and oneg; first Fri. service 6:30 p.m. with Sisterhood/Brotherhood Dinner, second Fri. features Classical Reform Service at 6 p.m., all other weeks Fri. service is at 7:00 p.m., fourth Fri. features Torah Service; 10:30 a.m. Sat.; 5:45 p.m. Wed.; and Tot Shabbat, 9:30 a.m. second and fourth Sat
Torah Study: 9:15-10:15 a.m. Sat.
Religious School: 9-11:00 a.m. Sun.
Post-B’nei Mitzvah Education: 11:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m. Sun.
Hebrew School: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wed.
Sisterhood: Contact Shari Nichols or Diann Baum, co-president, at cbiaustinsisterhood@gmail.com

Temple Beth Shalom
Reform
Dell Jewish Community Campus
(512) 735-8900 • Fax: 735-8901
admin@bethshalomaustin.org
www.bethshalomaustin.org
Rabbi Alan Freedman, rabbifreedman@bethshalomaustin.org
Rabbi: Amy Berenson Cohen
Cantorial Soloist: Abby Gostein
Director, Religious School: Kelly Finkel
President: Lynn Katz
Shabbat services: 7 p.m. Fri. (except first Fri. at 7:45 p.m.), and 10:30 a.m. Sat.; Tot Shabbat, 6:30 p.m. first Fri. and 10 a.m. third Sat.; Oneg follows each service
Torah study: 9 a.m. Sat.
Religious School: 9:30 a.m.-noon Sun.
Hebrew School: 4:30-6 p.m. Wed.

Chabad Center for Jewish Living
Chabad-Lubavitch of Austin
4413 Spicewood Springs Road #216
343-2500
info@chabadaustin.com
www.chabadaustin.com
Austin Mikvah 

http://www.chabadaustin.com/austin-mikvah.html 
Rabbi Yosef Levertov
Shabbat services: Fri. at sunset, Sat. at 10 a.m. (followed by Kiddush luncheon) and at sundown daily (by request)
Preschool and day school: 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

The Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center at UT
Student organization at UT
Chabad Jewish Student Center
2101 Nueces St.
477-7770
rabbizev@chabadut.com
www.jewishlonghorns.com
Rabbi Zev Johnson
Shabbat services: Fri. 18 min. before sunset, followed by meal; 11 a.m. Sat., Torah study at 10 a.m. (followed by meal when UT in session)

Congregation Havurah Shalom
Unaffiliated
Georgetown
869-8348 • www.chstx.org
membership@chstx.org
President: Stephen Harr
Services: Second and fourth Fri., at 7:30 p.m., and during High Holidays, at Cowan Creek Amenities Center, Florence & Georgetown rooms
Other activities: Religious, social and community

Congregation Kol Halev
Independent/Progressive Worship
Dell Jewish Community Campus
9300 South IH-35, Ste. A-500, Austin
www.kolhalev.org
Rabbi Rick Brody
President: Hal Weiner
Amy Adler, Cantorial Soloist
Shabbat services: Kabbalat Shabbat, 7:30 p.m. second Fri., and “Friday Night Alive! Rock ‘n’ Soul” Shabbat, 7:30 p.m. third Fri. (all-music service with congregational band), with oneg (bring a nosh). Friday Night Tisch on fourth Fri. at individual homes.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation: Structured to accommodate individual needs
Other: Rabbi available for teaching, spiritual guidance, pastoral care and life-cycle events

Congregation Shalom Rav
Reconstructionist (RRC) and sponsoring Jewish Renewal in Austin
(512) 684-8158 or (512) 401-9856
Enquiries: ShalomRav@ShalomRavAustin.org
P.O Box 1562, Austin 78767-1562
Web Site: www.ShalomRavAustin.org
www.facebook.com/CongregationShalomRav
Rabbi Monty Eliasov
Shabbat services: Kabbalat Shabbat, 7:30 p.m. first Fri., at JCC; Torah and Renewal Service, 10:45 a.m. first Sat. in S. Austin, potluck Kiddush luncheon (bring dish, fruit or juice); and Tot Shabbat for ages 1-5 (others welcome) at 10:45 a.m. third Sat. of month in Northwest Austin
Torah Study Group: Third or fourth Sat. (call for date and location)
Religious School: 2-4 p.m. Sun. in Northwest Austin
Kabbalah School: 3-5 p.m. Sun.; Rabbi Monty teaches basic Judaism for first hour, and special guest teachers; open to all adults and post-b’nei mitzvah students
Hebrew School: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sun. at location in S. Austin
Other activities: observances of major Jewish holidays and members’ life-cycle milestones

Congregation Shir Ami
Reform
3315 El Salido Parkway at Live Oak UU, Cedar Park
Mail: P.O. Box 3716, Cedar Park, 78630-3716
Phone: (512) 585-2895 or (877) 715-1413 (Voice Mail)
communications@shir-ami.net
www.shir-ami.net
Rabbi Marie Betcher, Cantor and Director of Education
President: Dr. Ron Kopita
Shabbat and children’s services: 7:30 p.m. first Fri., followed by Oneg; Shabbat Morning Services and Torah Study by announcement.
Religious School: Mon., ages 6-7 at 5-6:30 p.m. and ages 8-13 at 5-7 p.m., and Wed., ages 10-13 at 5-7 p.m. and Hebrew students (age 9) at 5-6 p.m.
info: rabbibetcher@gmail.com or Beth Rogalski, Vice President Religious School at brogalski@austin.rr.com.
Shir Ami MOB (Mothers of Babies/Tot Shabbat) Noel Gauny, Chair. noelgauny@hotmail.com

Firepit Minyan
Website: www.meetup.com/firepitminyan.
Contact: Robin Chotzinoff
The Firepit Minyan meets in South Austin backyards to experience Judaism. Though beliefs range from agnostic to true believer, the group embraces the Jewish spirit of humor, arguing with God and the pursuit of menschiness. To paraphrase Mordecai Kaplan: Tradition has a vote here, but not a veto. You are invited to join this homey, messy, spiritual, funky, musical, exuberant, all-ages community.

Selah
Website: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Selah/217908001571943
Contact: Rabbi Rochel Kobrin
rabbikobrin@caa-austin.org | 512.735.8484
Selah was born out of a desire to reimagine Jewish life in South Austin. The group seeks to create a living Judaism that is infused with the wisdom of the tradition and yet experienced in radically new ways. Selah yearns to create a South Austin community that is vibrant and meaningful, informal, soulful and committed to issues of social justice. The group is sponsored by Congregation Agudas Achim and an IF (Innovation Fund) grant from the Jewish Community Association of Austin.

Texas Hillel
Student organization at UT
Topfer Center for Jewish Life
Abe and Annie Seibel Building
2105 San Antonio St.
(512) 476-0125 • Fax: 476-0128
info@texashillel.org
www.texashillel.org
Margo Sack, Interim Executive Director
Shabbat services: Fri. at 6 PM for Reform and Conservative; for Orthodox, call for time

Congregation Tiferet Israel
Orthodox
Dell Jewish Community Campus
(512) 981-7323
www.tiferetaustin.org
Rabbi Eliezer Langer
(512) 716-9537 • rabbi@tiferetaustin.org
President: Jeff Kane
Shabbat services: Shacharit at 6:45 a.m. Mon. and Thur., 8 a.m. Sun., 7 a.m. Tue., Wed. and Fri.
Mincha: Daily, 10 minutes before sundown
Kabbalat Shabbat: Summer, 7 PM.; winter, 10 minutes before sundown; Shabbat day, 9 AM./ Mincha, 30 minutes before sunset
Torah School: Sunday, 9 AM
Child care: Ages 3-8 during services and holiday observances; supervised on playground and in classroom 10 AM.-noon on Shabbat, kosher snacks provided

Republican Jewish Coalition
Contact Barbara Ancona at barbara_ancona@hotmail.com