Judaism, South Austin style.

Shabbat at Selah


Selah is a community which gathers monthly for spirited and musical Shabbat services led by Rabbi Gail Swedroe, Dr. Harvey Raben, Rabbi Neil Blumofe and the wonderful Selah Ensemble.

All are welcome as we raise our voices in prayer and song.

We provide childcare and wholesome snacks, a big playground and delicious vegetarian dinners after Friday night services.

Come early, sing loudly, share sacred time together.

All services meet at Faith United Methodist Church 2701 South Lamar Blvd 78704.

Upcoming Shabbat Celebrations:

Friday, February 27th @ 6:30pm
Friday, March 27th @ 6:30pm

Check our Facebook Page for further event info!


Purim Carnival & Kosher Chili Cook-Off

This year, CAA and the JCC are partnering to combine the Kosher Chili Cook-Off and Community Purim Carnival.

Also, if you buy a Community Purim Carnival wristband, you can receive $2 off the purchase of a Chili Cook-Off wristband or $2 off concession tickets.

Skip the lines by purchasing your wristbands now!

Purchase Kosher Chili Cook-Off wristbands

Purchase Purim Carnival wristbands



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Selah Purim Party

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Sunday, March 8th, 2 – 5 pm

Please join us for a Selah Purim Party complete with singing, costumes and a vegetarian potluck.

The party will be held at Mandy & Aaron Levy’s home in South Austin.

Please RSVP to Mandy at mrose1228@gmail.com with the dish you will be bringing and to receive the address.

How To Lead Your Own Passover Seder

seder-plate-40005Interested in learning how to lead your own Seder?

Passover begins on Friday night, April 3rd.  Join Rabbi Swedroe for coffee and how to lead an engaging, meaningful seder for your family and friends.  Email gail.swedroe@caa-austin.org with any questions.

Thursday, March 12th

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

at Radio Coffee

4208 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78704

The Selah Experience

Selah was born out of a desire to re-imagine Jewish life in South Austin. We seek to create a living Judaism that is experienced through vibrant and soulful prayer, transformative study of Torah, and purposeful engagement with our wider world. We are progressive and yet traditional, informal, creative, and committed to social justice.

Selah School

Selah School classes-1Selah now offers four religious school class levels (ages 4-K, 1st & 2nd graders, 3rd & 4th graders, and 5th & 6th graders)
Fall 2014-2015 classes will take place Thursdays 4-5:45 PM
  • Music that enriches the program
  • Jewish holiday activities and discussions
  • Integrated art projects
  • Group conversations and literature experiences on Shabbat, mitzvot, Tzedakah and Jewish values
  • Hebrew vocabulary to enhance and expand learning projects

Learn more here

If you are interested in this program or have questions, please contact us : info@selah-austin.org.


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