Michael Glasser to be recipient of Humanitarian Award

by | Feb 14, 2014 | What’s Happening

Thursday, March 27, 6:30 pm

The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities will present the 50th Annual Humanitarian Awards at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. Jerry Kantor is the event’s chair and Michael Glasser is one of the award recipients.

A lifelong member of the Tidewater Jewish community, Glasser has spent a great deal of his life performing the mitzvot of Tzedakkah and Tikkun Olum, following in the philanthropic footsteps of his parents Bernard (of blessed memory) and Rose Frances Glasser.

Glasser has served on the board of directors and executive committee of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, on the board of directors of Temple Israel and Beth Sholom Village, and has been active in Israel Bonds. He and his wife, Lori, and their three sons, Bern, Ross and Jake, are true representatives of L’Dor V’Dor, “from generation to generation.”

The honor is bestowed upon those “individuals and organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to the promotion of respect and understanding among people of diverse racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.”

The UJFT will be hosting one, if not more, tables at this event. To sit under the UJFT banner representing the Jewish community, purchase tickets through Cynthia Wildes at 965-6131 or Cwildes@UJFT.org. Make checks payable to VCIC. If tickets are purchased through the VCIC, but you want to sit at a UJFT sponsored table, inform Qasarah Spencer at 804-515-7950 or qspencer@inclusiveva.org. To register on-line, visit their website www.inclusiveva.org/tidewaterawards.php and indicate UJFT beside your name.