Annie Sandler named an Influential Women of Virginia

by | Jun 8, 2015 | Mazel Tov

Virginia Lawyers Media, publishers of Virginia Lawyers Weekly and the Virginia Medical Law Report, named Annie Sandler a member of the Class of 2015 of “Influential Women of Virginia.”

The awards program took place on Thursday, May 7 at the Short Pump Hilton in Richmond. Now in its seventh year, the program recognizes the outstanding efforts of women throughout the state in all fields, including law, business, health care, education and the arts. The honors are given to individuals who are making notable contributions to their chosen professions, their communities and society at large.

Married to Art Sandler, she is the mother of four children, Leyla, Jessica, Max and Dylan.

Past community volunteer services include the Chrysler Museum, Hebrew Academy of Tidewater, Jewish Community Center, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, Norfolk Chapter Women’s American ORT, Hadassah Brandeis Institute, BBYO, Panim (Panim el Panim, Washington, D.C.), JTA, Brookdale Institute, JDC Children’s Sub-Committee, NYC Ballet Choreography Institute, among many others.

Sandler is a Fellow of Brandeis University, chair of the RIG Fellowship Committee for American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, as well as a member of JDC’s executive committee. Among her many awards, she is a recent recipient of the “Whole Village Award” from the Virginia Beach Education Association and a Medal of Honor winner from the Federation of Jewish Communities of Romania.