Shelly Shwartz was born and raised in Israel. After moving to Houston, TX in 2001, Shelly worked at the Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest, building the connections between Israel & the Jewish community. After a few years, she joined the Jewish Federation of Houston’s staff and worked in the Community Relations Committee department, building relationships with Texas Representatives & officials and as the Community Mission’s Coordinator. Shelly brings with her many years of experience working in Jewish nonprofit management, organizing events, mobilizing volunteers, and building connections & communities. Shelly moved to Austin, TX, four years ago & currently lives here with her husband Saar and their two boys.