It’s always a good time talking with this columnist and nice guy Ken Herman, and great news knowing he’s recovered from his mild case of the coronavirus. You can read my article about his experience here.
Austin Jewish community stays connected online while social distancing
It’s really inspiring how quickly organizers were able to shift programming from in-person to online events in order to protect public health while helping to connect people, especially those who were isolated. Here’s my article about the ways Austin’s Jewish professionals, who serve people of all ages, from babies to older adults, provided programming this spring.
IGNITE! raises funds to support community
IGNITE! 2020 raised funds for Shalom Austin, the hub of Central Texas Jewish life, and honored this year’s award recipients. Read about the event here.
Donors give Shalom Austin’s fleet a lift
I loved covering this story, which was not just about a new bus but a vehicle to opportunities for connect for those who otherwise might be isolated. Check it out here.
Congregation receives security grant
This article gave me the really interesting opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into security at a time when hate crime is on the rise. I couldn’t print a lot of details, so this was a bit of a balancing act between providing information and telling the story without disclosing info that would be helpful to someone seeking to cause harm.
Generations Campaign names project architect
The Generations Campaign named the Beck Group to expand and renovate the Dell Jewish Community Campus, home of the Jewish Community Center and three synagogue communities in Austin. This story was a huge deal for the community, and it was a real honor to be the one to write it as the Generations Campaign copywriter and editor of The Jewish Outlook.