November 15, 2015 Sunday from 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM (PDT)
Temple Emanuel Of Beverly Hills 3376 Motor Avenue CA

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About The Suzy & Wally Marks, Jr. Trailblazer Award Honoring Alan Bloch & Nancy Berman

Get inspired. Make an impact. Blaze your trail.  
You are cordially invited to NewGround's Suzy Marks & Wally Marks, Jr. z"l Trailblazer Award to be held on November 15th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills. 

Join dedicated activists and community leaders at NewGround's premiere event celebrating the triumphs of our change-makers and honoring those who made it all possible, our 2015 Trailblazer honorees, Alan Bloch and Nancy Berman. This unique luncheon and program offers attendees the opportunity to interact with change-makers and learn how their inspirational work is transforming communities through the power of relationships. The afternoon will leave you with a renewed sense that change is possible and that Muslims and Jews working together can make an extraordinary impact!  Learn more about our 2015 Trailblazer AwardeesAlan Bloch & Nancy Berman HERE   

More about The Suzy and Wally Marks Jr. z"l 

Trailblazer Award:

    NewGround named the award after Suzy and her late husband Wally Marks Jr. z"l. (In Hebrew, the z"l signifies zikhrono levrakhah meaning "may his memory be for blessing"). They have long been one step ahead of the trends to usher us all toward a more just society.  Back in 2006 when Muslim-Jewish relations were at their most toxic levels, Suzy and Wally had the foresight to seed fund the NewGround fellowship, a leadership training opportunity to equip young professionals with the skills, resources, and relationships needed to strengthen Muslim Jewish relations.  Today, NewGround is now an independent organization housed at Los Angeles City Hall in the Human Relations Commission.    


More about Trailblazing in Muslim and Jewish Traditions HERE


Click HERE to become a sponsor

  • Platinum: $3,600 (10 tickets, reserved VIP seats by stage, name on website, in program, in tribute journal)
  • Gold: $1,800 (6 tickets, reserved VIP seats behind platinum seating, name on website, in program, in tribute journal)
  • Silver: $1,000 (4 tickets, reserved VIP seats behind gold seating, name on website, in program, in tribute journal)
  • Bronze: $500 (2 tickets, reserved VIP seats behind silver seating, name on website, in program, in tribute journal)

Click HERE to buy a ticket

  • Friend Ticket: $125 (1 ticket)
  • Alumni Ticket: $90 (1 ticket)

Click HERE to buy a tribute ad

  • Tribute Journal Back Cover Page: $1,000 (no ticket included)
  • Tribute Journal Full Page: $400 (no ticket included)
  • Tribute Journal Half Page: $250 (no ticket included)
Tribute Journal Specifications: 
  • Pictures must be at least 300 DPI in jpeg or gif format. 
  • Send tribute journal submissions to by October 16, 2015.
  • Full page and half page will be modified by the printer designer if need be. 

Our Current Sponsors

Suzy Marks
Wally Marks
David Weiner
Sandy and Karen Weiner
Brenda Levin and David Abel 。 Paul Beck 。Judith Glass 。Aziza Hasan and Abdul J. Sani 。  The Haroon Family 。 Charlotte and Standley Kandel 。Irwin Levin 。 Edina Lekovic & Tarek Shawky  。Sandy Savett  。 Howard Welinsky 
Julie & Steve Bram 。California Community Foundation 。Georgia & Gary Freedman-Harvey 。Deborah Irmas 。 Pam & Evan Kaizer 。 Mohannad Malas 。Mona & Randy Shulman 。Shepha Vainstein & Noor-Malika Chishti of reGeneration 。 Larry & Anne Wayne 。 Herb & Annette Wolas 

Salam Al Marayati 。Rabbi Sarah Bassin 。Frieda Rapoport Caplan 。Rabbi Ken Chasen 。Sonia & James Cummings 。Rabbi Bill & Georgie Cutter 。Rebekah & Howard Farber 。Rabbi Reuven Firestone 。Judy Glass 。Nasreen Haroon 。Brenda Levin & David Abel 。Paula Litt 。Brie Loskota 。Suzy Marks 。Sharon Nazarian 。David Weiner  

Get inspired. Make an impact. Blaze your trail. 


See you at

Temple Emanuel Of Beverly Hills

IMAN Cultural Center 3376 Motor Avenue Los Angeles CA United States 90034

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