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Bob Glasgow and Miles Newmark will be honored Dec. 14.

OAJC’s Sussman Award goes to Glasgow, Newmark Dec. 14

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Bob Glasgow and Miles Newmark will receive the Oregon Area Jewish Committee’s 2011 Maurice D. Sussman Award at a dinner in their honor on Dec. 14.

The Maurice D. Sussman Memorial Award is given in memory of the late Maurice Sussman. It is presented annually by the Oregon Area Jewish Committee to honor those individuals whose personal lives and community contributions exemplify the high standards set by Maurice Sussman and the OAJC.

The Sussman Award Dinner will be held at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy. in Portland. The event begins with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the evening’s program at 7 p.m.

Glasgow has been an active with the OAJC/AJC for 15 years, joining the board of AJC Oregon Chapter in 1996. He was president of AJC Oregon from 2000-2002 and remained on the board of the Oregon Area Jewish Committee as vice president from 2008-2011.

Commenting on his motivation for his participation in AJC Glasgow said, “I am proud of the work that AJC does in the areas of human rights, democratic pluralism, social justice and intergroup relations with various religious, ethnic and racial groups.”

He believes that “the role of AJC/OAJC is as vital today as it has ever been because of the rise of religious fundamentalism in this country and abroad, the increasing gap between Americans in income and wealth, and the polarization of our national politics.”

Newmark has a combined service of two decades on the boards of OAJC and AJC Oregon Chapter. He joined AJC Oregon in 1991, served as president from 1998-2000, and continued with the organization when it was reorganized as Oregon Area Jewish Committee in 2008. He will leave the OAJC board at the end of this year.

Newmark attributed his long tenure with OAJC to his strong support for the organization’s mission.

He credited the local organization as “nimble” and “able to accomplish a tremendous amount with strong and active board members and dedicated executive director.”

Newmark agrees with Glasgow that AJC’s mission is no less vital today than at any previous time.

Newmark was an AJC Comay Fellow for two years during which he attended all of the national board meetings in New York, Washington, D.C., Berlin, Israel and Turkey.

“With this experience, I was able to see the tremendous influence AJC has around the World,” he said.

Both men have distinguished public service histories apart from AJC and OAJC.

Glasgow has served on the boards of Jewish Family and Child Services (Treasurer 1976), Multnomah County Legal Aid Services (President 1976), Oregon Legal Services Corporation, Oregon Jewish Community Foundation, Mittleman Jewish Community Center (President 1991-93), Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, Oregon Uniting (Vice President 2003-04), and Uniting to Understand Racism (Treasurer 2006). He is presently a trustee and vice president of Cedar Sinai Park. In 1990, Glasgow received the Council of Jewish Federations’ Endowment Achievement Award for his work as co-founder of OJCF and co-author of its organizational documents. In 2004, he was a finalist for an Oregon Ethics in Business Award from Samaritan Counseling Center.

A native Portlander who graduated from Shattuck Elementary School and Lincoln High School, Glasgow attended The George Washington University where he obtained a B.A. in political science in 1966 and a J.D., with honors, in 1969.

He practiced law for more than 40 years until he retired at the end of 2009. He was a partner at Dusenberry, Martin, Beatty, Bischoff & Templeton and Glasgow & Kelly, a shareholder at Glasgow, LaBarre & Kelly, P.C. and Glasgow & Wight, P.C., and Of Counsel at Black Helterline LLP.

Newmark has served on the board of Congregation Beth Israel (current treasurer), B.B.Camp, Young Audiences of Oregon, the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, the JFGP Community Relations Committee, the Building Owners and Managers Association and the Portland Board of Realtors.

He has spent his career in real estate and property management. He is currently an Associate Broker specializing in office, retail and light industrial commercial leasing and sales with Pinnacle Realty Management Company, with whom he has been associated since 1994. He is also the managing partner for Mittleman Properties and Newmark Properties, where his responsibility includes oversight of 38 commercial properties. His past real estate firms include GFS of Oregon, Criterion Northwest, Inc., and Gilbert Brothers Commercial Real Estate.

The OAJC has been a presence in our community for nearly 30 years, building bridges and coalitions between the Jewish community in the Portland region and various religious and ethnic groups.

Co-chairs for the Sussman Award Dinner are Stuart Chestler, David Fuks, Will Glasgow, Lisa Kaner, Mike Lehman, Jeanne Newmark, Jeff Nudelman and Linda Veltman. For tickets, contact the OAJC at 503-295-6761 or info@oajconline.org.

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