Tim Boxer

03/31/2015 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Tim Boxer

Consul General Ido Aharoni came to praise Israeli-born Chaim Katzman, one of three honorees who helped raise more than $1.6 million at the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) dinner on March 25 at the Pierre Hotel.

03/26/2015 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Tim Boxer

The first instance of affirmative action in American Jewish history occurred when Abe Lincoln selected a New York Jew named Chemie Levy to a military position because, the president wrote, “we have not yet appointed a Hebrew.”

03/02/2015 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Tim Boxer

In 1986 Leonard Nimoy interrupted an extremely hectic day of post-production of the latest Trekkie epic, “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,” to welcome me to the Paramount lot in Los Angeles. Besides continuing his role as Dr. Spock, he was also director of the film. On his desk I noticed a book, “Hannah Senesh: Her Life and Diary,” with an introduction by Abba Eban.

02/12/2015 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Tim Boxer

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who campaigns in the U.S. for Muslim women’s rights by raising awareness of female genital mutilation and violence against women, was honored in December by American Friends of the Open University of Israel at the Pierre Hotel in New York.

02/05/2015 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Tim Boxer

In the race to the White House, Mike Huckabee, a contender for Republican nominee, said he was pleased to appear at the American Friends of Bet El Yeshiva Center dinner in December at Manhattan’s Marriott Marquis.

01/08/2015 | | Jewish Week Online Columnists | Tim Boxer

One day in 1945 an eager volunteer for the Anti-Defamation League brought a beautiful young woman to meet Arnold Forster, the organization’s legendary general counsel.

“She’s going to work with you. She can make speeches.”

“Who is she?” Forster asked.

“Don’t you know? She was just crowned Miss America!”