Lawrence L. Steingold to receive the 2014 Henry B. Kaufmann Award

by | Apr 7, 2014 | What’s Happening

Sunday, May 4, 10:30 am, brunch; 11 am, program

For more than 30 years, Ohef Sholom Temple’s Men’s Club has bestowed the Henry B. Kaufmann Award upon a congregant for extraordinary service to the temple and the community at large.

Henry B. Kaufmann, an accountant by trade, was extremely active in Men’s Club and numerous other temple affairs. He was also a devoted volunteer for civic clubs throughout the city, as well as an active fundraiser for the Heart Association, Cancer and Arthritis Foundations. The Men’s Club established this memorial to him posthumously to honor his exemplary service to the community, his devotion to Ohef Sholom Temple and his love for Judaism.

This year, the Men’s Club selected Lawrence L. Steingold as the 2014 Henry B. Kaufmann Award Recipient. A Norfolk native and Norfolk Academy graduate, Steingold credits his parents for stressing the importance of community involvement and education to himself and his brothers Ira, Joe and Sam. He is a graduate of Emory University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is a Certified Public Accountant. Steingold works with Joe and Sam in the family real estate development and investment business, Woodway Management. The family gathers frequently and, with the merger of Ohef Sholom and Temple Sinai, are all members of Ohef Sholom Temple.

At OST, Steingold has volunteered countless hours helping to ensure financial stability and accountability. He has played a key role in this effort as current treasurer and member of the executive, budget and finance committees. It is rare to come into the building and not see him working in the office. As he readily admits, one of his “hobbies“ is sleeping between meetings.

Steingold flashes that infectious smile when talking about the variety of arts, community and Jewish organizations in which he has been involved, but becomes modest when speaking about himself. To list just a few, he is the incoming president and current vice-president and treasurer of Jewish Family Service of Tidewater, chair of the audit and finance committee for Tidewater Jewish Foundation, vice-chair of Hospice & Palliative Care of Tidewater, and an active member of the boards of the Simon Family JCC, Beth Sholom Home Foundation and the Sandler Family Campus. He has been involved with Young Audiences of Virginia, Lyric Opera and the Virginia Opera Association. He also lists as a “favorite,” his participation in the OST NEST program, the Judeo-Christian Outreach Center, Union Mission and the Cromwell House.

Brunch will be held in Ohef Sholom’s Kaufman Hall with the presentation following. Admission is $10. Reservations may be made by contacting the temple office at 625-4295.