Director of Programming and Social Justice


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Ross Halfant

A native Texan, Ross (he/him) attended the International School of the Americas, where he learned to embrace the ideals of volunteerism and globalism. Ross then studied at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), where he majored in Communication, and after graduating in 2017, he lived on Kibbutz Harduf in Israel. He served through Project Ten (an Israeli global initiative focused on creating community change), teaching English to local Arab children, working in a bakery with special needs adults, and creating sustainability projects for the local forest. Since returning to Texas, Ross has regularly volunteered at local non-profits until joining the Temple team. As Social Justice Coordinator, Ross works with the clergy and staff to develop unique community service opportunities, social justice programming, and advocacy efforts. 

Ross and Temple Beth-El aspire to engage Temple members of all ages in the holy work of Tikkun Olam – repairing our broken world.