Mosaic | Shalom Austin


A luncheon celebrating our community and the power of women. 


 Women’s Philanthropy’s Mosaic

Makes an Exquisite Return

On November 7, close to 800 women celebrated the power of women at The JW Marriott at the much-anticipated return of the Mosaic Luncheon. The event was co-chaired by Amanda Marks & Amanda Septimus who enthusiastically shared why they are proud of what the community accomplishes when people come together and filled the room with tremendous hope for all that is still yet to come. Honorary co-chairs were Margo Smith & Val Newberg who co-chaired the very first Mosaic 22 years ago. Jennifer Greenblum was honored as the 2022 Woman of Valor for her unwavering and endless support and involvement in Shalom Austin’s Women’s Philanthropy, the greater Austin Jewish community and Israel.

Attendees heard from Sarah Hurwitz, author of “Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life — in Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There)” who left her career as a political speechwriter to embark on a Jewish journey that changed her life and the lives of many others. She encouraged the audience that no matter where they are on their Jewish journey, they belong here. “There is no one right way to be Jewish,” Hurwitz said. Recounting the numerous activities, classes, and volunteer opportunities at Shalom Austin, she encouraged people to get involved as much as they can in ways that are meaningful to them.

The energy in the room was palpable and once again demonstrated how very special the Austin Jewish community is!

There was so much gratitude for the generous women whose donations at Mosaic helped bring Shalom Austin closer to meeting its 2022 $2.8M Annual Campaign goal.




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