About Us

Shalom Austin (formerly the Jewish Community Association of Austin) knows the Jewish people of Austin will live their best lives when they can access a vibrant, thriving community of people who share a culture of common life experiences. Shalom Austin empowers the people and organizations that make a difference in our Jewish community. We provide leadership, financial support, services, facilities and connections with people and Jewish organizations throughout Austin, Israel and the world.

Shalom Austin supports four main branches, including the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Federation of Greater Austin, Jewish Family Service and the Jewish Foundation of Austin & Central Texas, who are all tasked with delivering on aspects of our promise to the Austin community.

Shalom Austin's philanthropic and community development branch that connects people, organizations and resources to strengthen Jewish life at home and around the world.



Shalom Austin's primary programming branch, serving the social, cultural, educational, fitness and wellness needs of children, teens and adults.

Shalom Austin's social service branch that provides a wide array of mental health and support services to individuals and families



Shalom Austin's branch that helps sustain a vibrant and secure Jewish community through planned giving and endowment development, now and for future generations.


The mission of Shalom Austin is to enhance the quality of Jewish life in the greater Austin area and around the world through philanthropy, education, social service, culture, spirituality and total wellness.

Core Values

The goals and operatons of Shalom Austin are based upon and guided by the core Jewish values of:

1. Kehillah - community building
2. Limud -the centrality of learning and Jewish culture to Jewish life
3. Tikkun Olam - the commitment to make the world a better place
4. Tzedakah - pursuing justice through acts of Jewish giving
5. K'lal Yisrael- the oneness and unity of the Jewish people worldwide


Shalom Austin is located in Northwest Austin on the Dell Jewish Community Campus at 7300 Hart Lane, Austin, TX 78731. Traveling north on Mopac, exit Far West Boulevard. Take a left on Far West and at the Hart Lane light, take a right. The J is located half a block up Hart Lane on the left. Look for the stone sign marking the entrance to the Dell Jewish Community Campus.