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.

Friday Night Kabbalat Shabbat:

Unwind after the week by gathering in intentional community and soulful prayer.

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

Saturday Morning Shabbat Experience:

All are invited to our 40 minute musical, interactive Saturday morning service, especially geared for those 5-10 years old and their families.  Services will be followed by a Torah discussion, relating our texts to our lives today.  Children are welcome to participate or play during the Torah discussion.

Upcoming Shabbat Celebrations:

Friday, April 24th @ 6:30pm

Friday, May 22nd @ 6:30pm

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

Check our Facebook Page for further event info!


“Tevya” Backyard Film Screening & Lecture


Meredith & David’s House
Please email info@selah-austin.org for the address
May 1st – music/schmooze 7:30 p.m.; lecture/film 8:00
Free, BYOB and BYOC (chair)

Please join us for this special event. The Selah community will be honored to host renowned Yiddishist Itzik Gottesman as he presents “the greatest Yiddish film ever made”, Tevya.

Based on Sholem Aleichem’s beloved Tevye the Milkman character, Tevya is best known as the inspiration for Fiddler On The Roof.



Itzik Gottesman was the Associate Editor of the Yiddish Forward for many    years, and has recently returned to Austin to teach Yiddish at UT. He is        one of the world’s leading researchers of Yiddish folklore. We are not    worthy! We are but a humble assemblage of South Austin Jews and we will  be in the presence of greatness!

Dr. Gottesman will introduce the film and take questions after. A collection of qualified klezmorim will provide live music before and after the program.

The cost to you? Only your undying loyalty. And your help spreading the word. This is a rare opportunity. Email info@selah-austin.org with any questions.

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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