- Since its founding in 2001, Temple Beth Shalom has become a growing Reform Jewish congregation of over 380 families from all walks of life in Austin, Texas. The mission of Temple Beth Shalom is to promote worship, spirituality, lifelong education, personal growth, and the nurturing and support of life-cycle events in a collaborative setting. We celebrate the diversity of our membership. We welcome and embrace interfaith families, encouraging their participation in congregational life to the level of their individual comfort. Led by Rabbi Alan Freedman and our Cantorial Soloist, Abby Gostein, our congregation includes single adults, young families, and senior adults with diverse backgrounds. Temple Beth Shalom offers weekly Friday night and Shabbat morning, as well as monthly Tot Shabbat services for families with children under 5 years old. Our congregation prides itself on its well-deserved reputation for being a warm, welcoming and inclusive community, including a significant amount of interfaith families. We learn together, pray together and grow together. We celebrate one another's s'mchot and comfort one another in times of need. Our congregational life is a rich one. We offer educational opportunities for learners of all ages, from the tiniest tots to adults. We address community needs through committees such as Social Action and Outreach. Ours is also a great community of friends.