Emceed by the Honorable Lou Sherman, several speakers took the podium to praise Nusbaum’s accomplishments on behalf of the Temple and the wider community. In addition
to serving on numerous Temple standing and clergy search committees as a participant or chair, Nusbaum has served on Ohef Sholom’s board of directors for more than a quarter century, as an officer on the executive committee, and as Temple president, 2007-2009.
As an example of Nusbaum’s service to the broader community, Karen Joyner, chief financial officer of the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia, praised his accomplishments as past president and honorary life director of the Foodbank.
Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg said, “Everything Bill has done has been with all of his heart and soul and mind. He is always the first to volunteer, whether it is to feed the hungry or to draft and fully execute the Plan of Merger with Temple Sinai. In everything he does, he goes above and beyond the call of duty… Bill executes every task with kindness, respect, sincerity and honor.”
Nusbaum’s family of devoted volunteers to Temple and Tidewater include his grandmother Justine Nusbaum, of blessed memory, his father, Robert C. Nusbaum, his wife Sharon, and following in her parents’ footsteps, his daughter Leigh.