Everything is bigger is Dallas… and the ambition of our Modern Orthodox community is no exception. In addition to its Texas charm, Dallas offers a unique combination of the spiritual and material: a vibrant and growing Orthodox community coupled with a thriving economic center and high quality of life. Dallas offers the professional and cultural opportunities of a big city (DFW is the nation’s sixth largest metropolitan area) with the affordability and slower pace normally associated with ‘out-of-town’ living. Our Modern Orthodox Community is a vibrant and growing one, with new families attracted by the youth and dynamism of our shul (Shaare Tefilla), schools (Akiba Academy & Yavneh Academy) and Community Kollel. Our community is proud to have a strong and ongoing partnership with Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future.

Consider this packet an invitation to explore our warm and wonderful community. Our door is always open and we’d love the opportunity to welcome you in person.


Yavneh to re-join TAPPS

Yavneh Academy will once again be a member of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, starting with the 2013-14 school year.... read more

Foundation offers grants to first-timers

One Happy Camper program is offering need-blind grants of up to $1,000 to families with children attending nonprofit, mission-driven Jewish overnight camp for the first time.... read more

Bnei Akiva comes back to Dallas

February 14, 2013 - TJP - Amitai Abouzaglo - Yavneh, Akiba students revitalize Zionist youth group... read more

Helping Hands handles it

Helping Hands for the Homeless students as they announced an $18,000 gift to Dallas’ Genesis Women’s Shelter Berger, who was in his 50s, died this week after living 34 years at the Denton State School. He could not walk or speak and ... read more

How Fishing Wire Helps North Texas Jews Live in the Modern World

Private spaces called eruvs allow practitioners of Orthodox Judaism to carry out tasks made difficult by traditional Sabbath laws. ... read more

Community Partners

Congregation Shaare Tefilla Shaare Tefilla is an OU synagogue with 200 member families. Led by Rabbi Ari Perl, Shaare is known for its friendly and relaxed atmosphere, its outst... Read more

Akiba Academy (Infant-8th grade) Located on the new and magnificent Schultz Rosenberg Campus, Akiba offers its students a first-rate academic program of Judaic and general studies, ut... Read more

Yavneh Academy (9th-12th grade) Founded in 1992, Yavneh Academy of Dallas seeks to provide its students with a superior, dynamic, Judaic and secular education. Yavneh embraces a Tora... Read more


FORBES MAGAZINE: TEXAS BEST PLACE FOR JOBS February 27, 2013 Breitbart, by William Bigelow Texas, led by Rick Perry, according to Forbes Magazine, absolutely dominates the top ten list of the best cities for new jobs. Fort Worth ranked fifth, adding 23,276 residents. It was a continuation of Cowtown's 33 percent growth spurt since 2000 as the population grew from 543,338 to 727,525. The next-biggest percentage gainer among cities with over 500,000 people was Atlanta, which jumped 29.2 percent to 540,921. Read more

Study: Apartment Construction and Operations Contributed $5.9 Billion to Dallas Economy WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Texas received $93.0 billion economic contribution from the combined construction, operation and resident spending, says new report "The Trillion Dollar Apartment Industry" Read more

Dallas-Fort Worth is showing uptick in government-backed small business lending March 6, 2013 - Dallas Morning News DFW area is continuing to show positive signs Read more

Local Hospitality Industry Helping Strong Texas Economy March 5, 2013 - HMG Hotels the Texas economy has been doing significantly better than the United States economy as a whole. Read more

Five recent signs that the Dallas-Fort Worth economy continues to rebound By Sheryl Jean - Dallas Morning News - March 13, 2013 | With spring just around the corner, the signs of renewal are everywhere. The same can be said of the regional economy. Here are five signs that sprouted in the last few weeks showing continued improvement in the Dallas-Fort Worth economy: Read more