Humanitarian Award of the Virginia Center For Inclusive Communities 2015 recipients: Leah and Richard Waitzer

Wednesday, March 25, 5:45 pm, Norfolk Waterside Marriott

Leah and Richard Waitzer are the nominees to receive the prestigious Humanitarian Award at the Tidewater chapter of the Virginia Center For Inclusive Communities’ 51st annual dinner.

The award is presented to deserving individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the promotion of respect and understanding among people of diverse racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds.

Members of Ohef Sholom Temple, the Waitzers have proven most deserving by a lifelong commitment to the arts in Tidewater, as well as Mrs. Waitzer’s longtime service to 3,000 child victims of abuse and neglect through her volunteer involvement with the Virginia Beach CASA program.

Formerly the National Conference of Christians and Jews, the Virginia Center For Inclusive Communities works with schools, businesses and communities to achieve success by addressing prejudices, in all forms, to improve academic achievement, increase workplace productivity and enhance local trust.

Those wishing to attend and sit at the combined United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, Tidewater Jewish Foundation and Simon Family JCC table, may contact Samantha Golden at 965-6124 or at