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 Thank you to all who joined us at Mosaic 2023!



Suzanne Newberg

an of Valor2022 Woman of Valor Jennifer Greenblum

A native New Mexican, raised in Midland, Texas, Suzanne arrived in Austin in the early 80s to attend the University of Texas. After a brief eleven-month stint in Atlanta, post-graduation, she has been an Austinite for over 40 years. Suzanne has worked in advertising, marketing, and Real Estate.

Suzanne has immersed herself within the Jewish community with roles at Shalom Austin including chairing Pomegranate and Lion of Judah Societies, co-chair of Women’s Philanthropy, co-chair of Mosaic and co-chair of Mosaic table captains for multiple years. She was vice chair of Outreach and Engagement, member of the board, and served multiple terms on the Women’s philanthropy cabinet, as well as twice on the Allocations Committee. Suzanne has also chaired the Book Lover’s Luncheon. As a proud Lion of Judah, she continues to serve as a Lion Steward and a member of the Women’s Philanthropy Advisory Council as a connector.

Her additional Jewish community involvement includes previously serving on the Board and Executive Board of Congregation Agudas Achim, fundraising for Austin Jewish Academy (AJCDS/AJA) and she is currently on the boards of both the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) as programming co-chair. She also serves on the Texas Sigma Delta Tau Educational Foundation board.

Suzanne comes from a family who is deeply committed to the Austin community. Her parents, husband, siblings and most notably her aunt, Marilyn Stahl, of blessed memory, have inspired her to help the Jewish community grow and thrive. She and her husband of 34 years, Stuart, are proud parents of two sons, Jared, and his wife Melissa, who live in Austin, and Adam who lives in Dallas.

Previous Woman of Valor Award Recipients

Make a Tribute Gift

Consider making a tribute gift to honor our 2023 Marilyn Stahl Woman of Valor, Suzanne Newberg, and/or our 2023 Mosaic Leadership who helped make this event possible.

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Adeena Sussman, Bestselling Jewish Cookbook Author

About Adeena Sussman

Adeena Sussman is the author of Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors From My Israeli Kitchen, which was named a Best Fall 2019 cookbook by The New York Times, Bon Appetit, and Food & Wine. She has co-authored 15 cookbooks. Her three collaborations with Chrissy Teigen–Cravings, Cravings: Hungry For More, and Cravings: All Together—with Chrissy Teigen were all New York Times Best-sellers. Her newest cookbook, Shabbat: Recipes and Rituals from My Table to Yours is available now!

Woven throughout the recipes in her newest cookbook is a rich portrait of Shabbat in Israel, where it is practically a national holiday. Taking us inside the kitchens and traditions of local cooks who have shared their most beloved recipes, Shabbat brings to life Sussman’s adopted home country with transporting, slice-of-life storytelling. Deeply personal and brimming with life, Shabbat inspires us all to embrace the delights of Shabbat. Now more than ever, Shabbat cooking is what we all need.

As a child, Adeena Sussman looked forward to the magic of Shabbat—the traditional Jewish day of rest—all week. A treasured time when family and friends come together to relax, unwind, and revel in one another’s company during open-ended, tantalizing meals, Shabbat has been practiced all over the world and throughout history. In Sussman’s home, then and now, the Shabbat table is a centering force, a nourishing place where one and all are welcome. It’s an opportunity every week to feed the soul.

A lifelong visitor to Israel who has been writing about the country’s food culture for almost 20 years, Adeena made aliya to Israel in December 2018.




Mosaic Co-Chairs 2023

Vicki Osherow & Julie Waltzer

Table Captain Co-Chairs

Julie Franklin, Carolyn Haney and Marianne Rochelle.


Table Captains

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 October 26! 

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 to be connected to other wonderful women in our community and meet some friendly faces prior to event day.

Want to be a 2023 Mosaic Table Captain?

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Make a Tribute Gift

Consider making a tribute gift to honor our 2023 Marilyn Stahl Woman of Valor, Suzanne Newberg, and/or our 2023 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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