Our Shabbat celebration has opportunities for families of all ages, from our early Friday evening service, to Saturday morning Torah study, to numerous options for Saturday morning services, to our community luncheon and joyous birkat hamazon.
Every weekday morning and evening, Austin’s only egalitarian daily minyan is a brief but powerful way to connect with community, with G-d, and with those of beloved memory.
We pray in our own words – our main Shabbat service regularly features an original prayer composed by a CAA member.
“We are blessed each and every time we join in a prayer experience. Jewish prayer is so very different from prayer that we had experienced in "our other life". I find that the chance to connect with G-d is a much more meaningful experience as a Jew. One thing that has so gripped me in Jewish prayer, is that it is such a community experience. The simple thought that as I stand in prayer, all over the world, Jews are standing with me saying and experiencing the same prayer as me. That is a powerful feeling. I also, am very much, touched by the very construction of our sanctuary. Having been to Israel many times and to have stood at the HaKotel so many times in prayer, the look of the Jerusalem stone and the appearance of the Wall in our sanctuary helps me connect to HaAretz in a very real sense. We both love our congregation, our building, the warmth and welcoming attitude of everyone at CAA. The only negative is that it took us so long to find our way here." -- Wes & Connie Poarch