CONGREGATION AGUDAS ACHIM
Congregation Agudas Achim, an egalitarian Conservative congregation affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, embraces all Jews who wish to explore and enhance their connection with our God and Jewish spirituality, learning, and culture. Inspired by our tradition, we welcome and encourage full and equal participation of both men and women in all aspects of synagogue life. We come together for worship, study, life cycle events and other occasions to share joy, lend support, and provide comfort. With guidance from talented professionals and accountable lay leadership, we strive to meet the needs and promote the welfare of our Jewish community and the community at large.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM
The mission of Temple Beth Shalom, a Reform Jewish congregation in Austin, Texas, is to promote worship, spirituality, lifelong education, personal growth, and the nurturing and support of lifecycle events in a collaborative setting.
To create a warm, welcoming, and supportive faith community where members can connect, explore, and support each other on our shared Jewish journey.
Inclusive Service to All
Leadership with Integrity
Acts of Lovingkindness
DIRECTOR OF YOUTH EDUCATION & ENGAGEMENT
Adra grew up in the Chicago area (Go Cubs!) and spent every summer at Jewish summer camp. This formative camp experience set her on the path towards a passion-filled career in Jewish Education. She pursued an undergraduate degree in Jewish Studies and Theatre at Brandeis University and received a master’s degree in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary.
She has spent the last decade immersed in the project of inspiring Jewish youth to “do Jewish”, creating a new and innovative religious school experience for our students, their families, our teachers, and the entire congregation.
Adra is honored to work in partnership with the CAA community to shape the Jewish experiences and identities of our youngest members and their families. Adra, her husband Jason, and their two daughters make Austin their home