Austin Area Congregations

Scroll down to view listings and contacts for area Congregations.
*2014/ 5715 High Holiday information Listings
Rosh Hashanah begins the evening of September 24
Yom Kippur begins the Evening of Friday, October 3

CONGREGATION LISTINGS

Congregation Agudas Achim
Conservative
Dell Jewish Community Campus, 7300 Hart Lane, Austin 78731 
735-8400 • Fax: 735-8401
www.caa-austin.org
High Holiday Page- http://www.caa-austin.org/?q=high-holy-days
Hineni Services and 2nd day of Rosh Hashanah service open to all. Tickets are required for Rosh Hashanah Day 1, Kol Nidrei and Yom Kippur morning services. For more information, tickets, and reservations, please contact our helpful staff at 735-8410 or email
HHDTickets@caa-austin.org.
For Selah, please scroll down.

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Facebook: Congregation Agudas Achim - ATX
Rabbi Neil Blumofe
Assistant Rabbi Gail Swedroe 
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 Tot Shabbat for families with children 4 & 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 El does not require tickets to attend services. Please contact Beth El if you are planning to attend High Holiday services by sending an email to bethelaustin@yahoo.com. In addition, if you are not a member of Beth El and attend the High Holiday services, they request you provide a donation to help cover costs and expenses.Families are welcome to join at Beth El for the Holidays.  For the schedule visit: http://www.bethelaustin.org/high-holidays/

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: Rabbi Rebecca Epstein
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
Tickets are available to Non Members for $210 for both Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur or $120 each for Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. 
High Holiday Page- http://www.bethisrael.org/index.php/worship/holidays/high-holy-days
High Holyday Packet for Non Member Tickets –http://www.bethisrael.org/hhd-ticket-information   
Schedule for the Days of Awe - http://www.bethisrael.org/images/hhd/5775_HHD_Service_Schedule.pdf

Temple Beth Shalom
Reform
Dell Jewish Community Campus, 7300 Hart Lane, Austin 78731
(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.
A limited number of tickets are available at a cost of $150 per High Holy Day weekend or $250 for all of the High Holy Day Services.
High Holiday Page- http://www.bethshalomaustin.org/worship/holidays/high_holy_days/
Tot Rosh Hashanah afternoon service -Thursday 9/25 at 3:30 pm (Temple Beth Shalom's Social Hall)
Tot Yom Kippur morning service - Saturday 10/4 at 9 am (Rooms 150C/D at the JCC)
These services are open to the community but TBS will be requesting RSVPs at a future date.  

Chabad Center for Jewish Living
Chabad-Lubavitch of Austin
4413 Spicewood Springs Road #216
(512) 343-2500 info@chabadaustin.com
www.chabadaustin.com
Austin Mikvah
Shabbat services: Fri. at sunset, Sat. at 10 am (followed by Kiddush luncheon) and at sundown daily (by request)
Preschool and day school: 8:15 am-3:30 pm 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
Mailing Address: 9300 South IH-35, Ste. A-500, PMB-513
Austin, TX 78748 • 512-419-0945  www.kolhalev.org
Rabbi Lev Baesh rabbilev@kolhalev.org
President: Hal Weiner hweiner@aol.com
Amy Adler, Cantorial Soloist
Robbi Sherwin, Cantor
Shabbat services: Kabbalat Shabbat, 7:30 pm second Friday
of each month, "Rock 'n' Soul" Shabbat, 7:30 pm third Friday of the
month (all-music service with congregational band).  Friday Night Tisch
with short Shabbat Service and potluck dinner, 6:30 pm on first Friday of
the month 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 
Ticket prices are:  $150 for adults, $100 for children under 12, or $300 for a family.  All services are in the Community Hall at the JCC.
For more information call: 512 478-6565High Holiday Page - http://www.kolhalev.org/worship/holidays/

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
Tickets for non-members: Both Rosh Hashanah AND Yom Kippur: Adult (18-64) $150, Senior (65+) $80, Young Adult (13-17) $80Only Rosh Hashanah OR only Yom Kippur: Adult (18-64) $100, Senior (65+) $50, Young Adult (13-17) $50High Holiday Page - http://www.shir-ami.net/worship/high-holy-days

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.
High Holy Day Serveices will be held at the Community of Christ Church. 2132 Bluebonnet Lane, Austin 78704.
Rosh Service is Friday Sept 26 at 10:30
Kol Nidre is Saturday October 4 at 7:30 pm.

Donations will be accepted, but are not required. RSVPS are highly encouraged. Go to Meetup.com/firepitminyan to do so.

Selah:
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Selah/217908001571943
Website: selah-austin.org, contact is info@selah-austin.org

Selah, Hineni Services and 2nd day of Rosh Hashanah service open to all. ($36 donation requested)Tickets are required for Rosh Hashanah Day 1, Kol Nidrei andYom Kippur morning services (excluding Selah).*Selah services are held at Faith United Methodist Church, 2701 South Lamar, Austin 78704. For tickets, please register online with www.selah-austn.org. 

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
Rabbi Daniel Septimus, Executive Director
Margo Sack, Director of Jewish Student Life
Shabbat services: Fri. at 6 PM for Reform and Conservative; for Orthodox, call for time
Non-students are welcome to attend Texas Hillel High Holy Day services. A tax-deductible contribution of at least $180 per family is suggested. Kosher High Holy Day Meals: Students - $15 per meal, Non-Students - $20 per meal RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR MEALS. 

Congregation Tiferet Israel
Orthodox
Dell Jewish Community Campus, 7300 Hart Lane, Austin 78731
(512) 981-7323
www.tiferetaustin.org
Rabbi Daniel Millner
(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