Mosaic | Shalom Austin


A luncheon celebrating our community and the power of women. 


 Monday, November 7, 2022

 JW Marriott Downtown Austin

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10:30 – 11:30 am
Check-in & Schmooze
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Program & Lunch

For questions, please contact Amelia Baxter at or (512) 735-8034


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Date - Time - Location

Monday, November 7, 2022

10:30 – 11:30 am – Check-in & Schmooze
11:30 am – 1:30 pm – Program & Lunch

JW Marriott Austin
110 E 2nd Street
Austin, Texas 78701 

Purpose - Attendees - Philanthropy


The Mosaic Luncheon represents the remarkable power of women and their commitment to ensure our Jewish community continues to thrive and grow by inspiring the largest gathering of Jewish women in Central Texas.


All Jewish women and those who identify in Central Texas are invited!


All attendees will be asked to make a meaningful gift to the 2022 Shalom Austin Annual Campaign* payable by December 31, 2022. 

The Annual Campaign inspires Jewish journeys in meaningful and transformative ways through Shalom Austin’s robust programs and services. Contributions to the Annual Campaign ensure a vibrant Jewish community in Austin, Israel and across the globe, now and for years to come.

*A minimum donation of $180 is kindly requested to ensure Shalom Austin will be the hub of Jewish life in Central Texas for many years to come.

Event Format - Food - Attire


Begin the day connecting with the Jewish women of Austin and enjoy plenty of time to check-in and schmooze prior to the event starting. Please plan to arrive no later than 11:15 am to allow time to be seated as the program will begin promptly at 11:30 am. 

During the program, you will enjoy a delicious meal and learn how your generosity positively impacts our community every day, hear from Sarah Hurwitz, author of “Here All Along,” and honor Jennifer Greenblum as our 2022 Woman of Valor!

Mosaic is a table-seated event and pre-registration is required. In order to accommodate your seating requests, please register no later than Wednesday, November 2.


The meal included will be “Kosher-style” (dairy/pareve). 

Minimum OU standard Kosher meals will be available upon request. Contact Amelia Baxter, Development Associate, at 512-735-8034 for more details. 

Austin Chic (anything goes)!


$54 Ticket

Ticket price is per person which includes lunch, dessert, an inspiring speaker and an opportunity to give back.

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*Attendees are strongly encouraged to contribute a minimum commitment of $180 to the 2022 Shalom Austin Annual Campaign payable by December 31, 2022 to help us reach our goal of $2.8 million. Your generosity allows Shalom Austin to excel in our role as the hub of Jewish life in Central Texas.


Contact Amelia Baxter at (512) 735-8034 or


Jennifer Greenblum

an of Valor2022 Woman of Valor Jennifer Greenblum
Jennifer Greenblum Bio

Originally from Dallas, TX, Jennifer first arrived in Austin to attend the University of Texas. Other than a three-year stint in Tokyo, Japan, Jennifer has been an Austinite since her time at UT. Jennifer worked at a radio station as a Sales Executive until the birth of her first child, Aly.

Jennifer remembers the first Mosaic twenty-two years ago with fond memories. From start to finish, all the pieces of putting the event together were primarily driven by grassroots efforts led by the women leaders in the community. It was then that Jennifer felt a strong connection to the Jewish Community and adopted a “JUST SAY YES” mentality when asked to volunteer.

Jennifer has been deeply involved in many aspects of the Austin Jewish community over the years, with her roles including: Membership Chair of Women’s Philanthropy, Chairing Pom and Lion of Judah Societies, Co-Chair of Women’s Philanthropy for two years, Co-Chair of Mosaic, Chair of Book Lovers Luncheon, Co-Creator of the JFS Hanukkah Wrap Project, Generations Campaign Leadership Team, and the WP Advisory Council, serving as a mentor. The more she gave of her heart, time, and resources to the community, the more she received in fulfillment.

Her involvement also includes previously serving on the Board and Executive Board of Congregation Agudas Achim and the Shalom Austin Board. She is currently on the Anti Defamation League (ADL) Board and has chaired the Golden Door Awards Gala several times. Jennifer is a Club Member of AIPAC and Co-Chaired the Jewish National Fund Breakfast along with her husband Brad. Jennifer is also a proud Forever Lion, making a gift in perpetuity to this community she cares so deeply about. She understands what an investment this is to the growth and future of Jewish life in Austin. Reflecting on the importance of continued development of the community, she has accepted the role as the Shalom Austin Incoming Annual Campaign Chair for 2023 and looks forward to working with current and new leaders. 

Spending time on campus, Jennifer sees the explosion of new faces and the excitement the expansion has created. She looks forward to ensuring all know Shalom Austin is here for all stages of life, from generation to generation (L’Dor V’Dor.)

Jennifer has been married to her equally involved and supportive husband, Brad, for 36 years! They have five children, including two son- in-laws: Aly and Brandon Phillips, Coco and Mike Vernon, and Gavin Greenblum. Jennifer is also the proud Gigi to three grandchildren: Miller, Sophia, and Juliette. Sophia and Miller, three years old, attend the Early Childhood Program and love it! Juliette, one year old, will definitely follow in their footsteps at the ECP. Knowing the next generation of Greenblum’s are already being shaped by Shalom Austin gives Jennifer even more motivation to see it continue to succeed for years to come.

Previous Woman of Valor Award Recipients

Diane Radin                 2002

Hana Weinberg           2003

Audrey Maislin            2004

Marilyn Stahl z”l         2005

Barbara Tocker          2006

Susan Sager                2007

Lily Saad                      2008

Lecia Sud                     2009

Sherrie Frachtman     2010

Candy Goldstein         2011

Arlene Maze                2011

Valerie Newberg         2012

Dana Baruch               2013

Tracy Solomon           2015

Judy Waxman z”l        2015

Margo Smith               2016

Susan Zane                  2017

Nora Lieberman         2019

Carol Dochen              2020

Make a Tribute Gift

Consider making a tribute gift to honor our 2022 Woman of Valor, Jennifer Greenblum, and/or our 2022 Mosaic Leadership who helped make this event possible.

Click here to celebrate this simcha (a happy occasion) by making a gift now!  


Sarah Hurwitz, Author of “Here All Along”

Sarah Hurwitz
About Sarah Hurwitz

Sarah is the author of, “Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life — in Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There)” which was a finalist for two National Jewish Book Awards and for the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.

Sarah Hurwitz was also a White House speechwriter from 2009 to 2017, starting out as a senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama and then serving as chief speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama. Sarah worked with Mrs. Obama to craft widely-acclaimed addresses – including her 2008, 2012, and 2016 Democratic National Convention speeches – and traveled with the First Lady across America and to five continents. Sarah also worked on policy issues affecting young women and girls as a senior advisor to the White House Council on Women and

Before working at the White House, Sarah was chief speechwriter for Hillary Clinton during her 2008 presidential primary campaign. She then joined the Obama campaign, serving as a senior speechwriter for then-Senator Obama. Prior to the Clinton and Obama campaigns, Sarah served as deputy chief speechwriter for Senator John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, deputy chief speechwriter for General Wesley Clark’s primary campaign, and a speechwriter for Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa. Sarah was also a lawyer at the Washington, DC office of WilmerHale and is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

Sarah has been profiled in The Washington Post,, The Boston Globe, and The Guardian; interviewed on The Today Show, Morning Joe, Amanpour & Co., and NPR; and featured in The Forward as one of 50 Jews who impacted American life in 2016 and 2019.





Mosaic Host Committee

Amanda Marks & Amanda Septimus

Honorary Co-Chairs

 Margo Smith & Val Newberg

Table Captains

Table Captain Co-Chairs are Julie Franklin, Lauren Halpern and Tracy Solomon.

Table Captains accept the responsibility to invite nine friends, new and old, to join them at their table at Mosaic. Consider taking on this important leadership role and inviting your friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, and newcomers to join you on November 7! 

When registering, if you don’t have specific seating requests, please feel free to leave the Table Captain space blank or provide any details about yourself to help us seat you at the best table possible, such as any synagogue or school affiliations, hometown, etc.

New-ish to town and attending Mosaic for the first time? Reach out to the Women’s Philanthropy Director at to be connected to other wonderful women in our community and meet some friendly faces prior to event day.

Want to be a 2022 Mosaic Table Captain?

Interested in being a Table Captain? Email Amelia Baxter at for more information.  

If you would like to be a Table Captain, please confirm your participation no later than September 30 to be included in the event program.

Make a Tribute Gift

Consider making a tribute gift to honor our 2022 Woman of Valor, Jennifer Greenblum, and/or our 2022 Mosaic Leadership who helped make this event possible.

Click here to celebrate this simcha (a happy occasion) by making a gift now!


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