The Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) has created an extensive entry on the history of Judaism and Jewish communities in San Antonio: "Encyclopedia of Southern Jewish Communities - San Antonio, Texas". For that reason, we won't include a history on this page. The above link is recommended instead!
News about the Jewish community is readily available through the San Antonio Jewish Journal sponsored by the Jewish Federation of San Antonio.
There are several locations in San Antonio where Judaism is represented:
The oldest synagogue in South Texas, Temple Beth-El, was founded in 1874 and has been at its current location at 211 Belknap Pl, San Antonio, TX 78212, since 1927. Temple Beth-El is part of the Reformed tradition of Judaism.
A few minutes north on I-10, you'll find Congregation Beth Am, a Reconstructionist synagogue. This synagogue is located at 7150 I-10 Frontage Rd, San Antonio, TX 78213. It meets in the Unitarian Universalists' building.
Conservative Judaism is represented by Congregation Agudas Achim, which is located at 16550 Huebner Rd, San Antonio, TX 78248. It was founded in 1890, and after having moved a few times, it's been at its current location since 1992.
Orthodox Judaism is represented by Congregation Rodfei Sholom, though members come from a variety of Jewish denominations. This synagogue is located at 16550 Huebner Rd, San Antonio, TX 78248. The synagogue was established in 1912. Additionally, the Chabad movement is represented at Chabad Center for Jewish Life and Learning. This synagogue is located at 14535 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216. This community was established in 1985.
The following videos/articles discuss Judaism in the San Antonio area:
If you'd like a basic introduction to Judaism, the following articles, videos, podcast episodes, and websites are a great place to start:
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