The Story of the Jews in Austin
KLRU in Austin, Texas created a new season of their series Austin Revealed, an oral history project sharing stories of the city’s past and present to encourage discussion and thought around its future.
Austin Revealed: Being Jewish
Austin Revealed: Something Unique
Aviad moved from Israel to Austin last summer, and diversity is the thing he noticed most about the Jewish community in Central Texas. With welcoming people and synagogues, being Jewish in Austin is something that defines his identity.
Austin Revealed: In Harmony
Growing up the granddaughter of a famous Jewish athlete, Jennifer has always identified as being Jewish. Now, she has finally found her own place in the Jewish community – singing with the Temple Beth Shalom choir.
Austin Revealed: Who I Used to Be
A hairstylist. A history nerd. A Jew. Sandra now identifies as all of the above. Having converted to Judaism over 10 years ago, Sandra has changed more than her religion.
Austin Revealed: The Ark
After retiring and moving to Sun City in Georgetown, Texas, Joanie joined with other Jews living in the area as part of a social, religious group called Havurah Shalom. Members of the group created their own ark to validate their commitment to serving the Jewish community in Georgetown and Sun City.
Austin Revealed: Building Bridges
As a classically-trained pianist and accomplished jazz saxophone player, Rabbi Neil Blumofe’s talents are more than meets the eye. Being in the “Live Music Capital of the World,” he inspires Congregation Agudas Achim as well as the Austin community at large through KUT’s live music series Views and Brews.