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Synagogue Arsonist Gets 10-Year Sentence
Congregation Beth Israel finally gets closure
"...Franklin Sechriest, the arsonist who started a fire at Congregation Beth Israel in October 2021...."

Nov. 29, 2023 News Post by Lina Fisher

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...Congregation Beth Israel is full of surprises. Two months ago,..."

Nov. 20, 1998 News Feature

A Big Tent
Two Largest Jewish Congregations Join Dell Campus
"...the groundbreaking, everything has changed. Austin's two largest Jewish congregations -- the conservative Agudas Achim and the reformed Congregation..."

Dec. 19, 1997 News Feature by Andy Langer

1997 Austin Jewish Book Fair
"...Congregation Agudas Achim, 9:15am, free..."

Nov. 7, 1997 Books Feature

Opinion: Antisemitism Grows in Troubling Times but We Are All Part of the Same Biblical Tree
Recent antisemitic events in Austin and Texas have roots in previous eras of nationalism and political discord
"...has roots in the past. On Halloween, my own congregation here in Austin, Congregation Beth Israel, suffered an attempted..."

Jan. 28, 2022 Column by Bob Feiner

Jewish Book Fair
"...Patrica Polacco presides over a Kid's Day, 9am-11am, at Congregation Agudas Achim. The theme of the day is "Bubbie,..."

Nov. 1, 1996 Books Feature

"...Patricia Polacco will preside over a Kid's Day at Congregation Agudas Achim, 9-11am. Polacco is the author of The..."

Nov. 8, 1996 Books Column

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...negotiate options for that conversion. Meetings are scheduled at Congregation Beth Israel on Monday morning and First United Methodist..."

May 12, 2006 News Feature

After an Outbreak of Troublesome Nazis, Local Leaders Decry Antisemitism and Hate
Anti-hate resolutions brought forth by City Council, Travis County Commissioners Court
" set Halloween night at the entrance to Congrega­tion Beth Israel, the city's largest synagogue, causing about $25,000 in..."

Nov. 5, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Beth Israel Temple The Austin Fire Department Arson Unit is..."

Nov. 5, 2021 News Feature

Public Notice
"Public Notice" is the sassy yet totally sincere public service column of the Austin Chronicle. This week is Part Two of a list of community groups that need YOU! (Part One ran last week.)
"...Day, Sun, Apr 9, community service day when Jewish congregations across Austin join together and reach out to the..."

March 31, 2000 Column by Kate X Messer

Jewish Book Fair '95
" the keynote luncheon speaker at 11:30am, Friday at Congregation Beth Israel (3901 Shoal Creek Blvd). Her Face in..."

Nov. 10, 1995 Books Feature

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Aug. 19-26
"...KICKOFF Check out the new local arm of this "pro-Israel, pro-peace" group; RSVP online. 7pm. Congregation Beth Israel, 3901..."

Aug. 20, 2010 News Feature

Opinion: PACE Program May Provide Pandemic Lifeline to Businesses, Nonprofits, Private Schools
Travis County Commissioner Brigid Shea and Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector Bruce Elfant make the case for a clean energy program
"...In February 2016, Travis County's Congregation Beth Israel secured the first PACE loan in Texas..."

Oct. 1, 2021 Column by Brigid Shea

Three Faiths, One Message: Welcome the Stranger
Faith communities come together in support of refugee resettlement locally and statewide
"...[commandment]: to love one another," Rabbi Kelly Levy of Congregation Beth Israel told the crowd. "It is easy to..."

Feb. 14, 2020 News Feature by Francesca D'Annunzio

“It Is the Same Hate”
Adler stands up after synagogue shooting
"...Council Member Alison Alter and her family, members of Congregation Beth Israel, sat in the front row alongside her..."

Nov. 2, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Public Notice: After the Flood, Part II
Cleaning up is hard to do
"...Plan Community Workshop, Wed., Sept. 13, from 6-8pm at Congregation Beth Israel, 3901 Shoal Creek Blvd...."

Sept. 8, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Michael McCaul’s “Town Hall”
Like many of his colleagues, the congressman decided to not show up
"...About 300 constituents gathered at the Congregation Beth Israel on Shoal Creek Boulevard for a congressional..."

March 3, 2017 News Feature by Jana Birchum

New Controversy in District 10 City Council Race
Race for Council continues with high heat
" a Nov. 23 email that two sites – Congregation Beth Israel and Great Hills Baptist Church – in..."

Dec. 2, 2016 News Feature by Annamarya Scaccia

Pleasure of the Paynes 2016
Annual theatre awards think Terminus is the living end
"...Director Bethany Lynn Corey, Cowboy in the Kitchen..."

Oct. 27, 2016 Arts Post

Public Notice: Farewell to STRADUTNC
With a decision made on STRs, perhaps we can move on to other things?
"...In a Wednesday press conference, Travis County officials and Congregation Beth Israel announced the state's first PACE (Property Assessed..."

Feb. 26, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Civics 101
" it pertains to Texas and Travis County. 3-5pm. Congregation Beth Israel, 3901 Shoal Creek Blvd., 454-6806. Monday 19..."

March 16, 2012 News Column

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, March 24-31
"...the Seton Family of Hospitals to talk shop. 2:15-4pm. Congregation Beth Israel, 3901 Shoal Creek Blvd., 454-6806. Free."

March 25, 2011 News Column

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Feb. 24-March 3
"...PARKS & REC MEETING Help improve city parks. 6:30pm. McBeth Rec Center, 2401-A Columbus."

Feb. 25, 2011 News Column

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, March 18-25
"...EPA and the potential impact on Central Texas. 2-4pm. Congregation Beth Israel, 3901 Shoal Creek Blvd...."

March 19, 2010 News Feature

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Nov. 5-12
"...Celebrate the launch of the Interfaith Environmental Net­work. 6:30-8:30pm. Congregation Beth Israel, 3901 Shoal Creek Blvd."

Nov. 6, 2009 News Feature

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Oct. 29-Nov. 5
"...Andrea Cohen-Kiener, director of Connecticut's Interreligious Eco-Justice Network. 6:30-8:30pm. Congregation Beth Israel, 3901 Shoal Creek Blvd."

Oct. 30, 2009 News Feature

Soul Train
Texas Impact's Bee Moorhead keeps the faith
"...has delivered (and installed) CFLs along with hot meals. Congregation Beth Israel's Rabbi Steve Folberg has even taken on..."

April 18, 2008 Features Feature by Nora Ankrum

Feb. 14-21
"...AUSTIN CLERGY CLIMATE CONNECTION CONFER­ENCE Find out how congregations around town are discussing environmental issues and what projects..."

Feb. 15, 2008 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Interreligious Ministries, will be held today (Thursday), 5:30-8pm, at Congregation Beth Israel, 3901 Shoal Creek Blvd. Dinner is at..."

May 14, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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