Tim Boxer

02/09/2016 - 17:36 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Tim Boxer

Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald, the founding director of the National Jewish Outreach Program (NJOP), has toiled for 28 years to make America great by pursuing such policies as “Shabbat Across America.” So far he has reached out to one million guests at Shabbat Across America and Canada, and has taught Hebrew to some 250,000 Jews.

01/27/2016 - 11:28 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Tim Boxer

Abe Vigoda, who died on Tuesday at the ripe old age of 94, started life old. His first-grade teacher formed a drama group and needed someone to portray Baron von Richenhoffen, a 50-year-old man who finds his wife in the closet with a strange man. She looked around and settled on a dour child. “You look old, Abe. I think you’ll do for the part.”

11/29/2015 - 19:00 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Tim Boxer

The enemy is not Islam. Ron Dermer, Israeli Ambassador to the United States, wants to be clear that we recognize the enemy as “militant Islam.”

05/11/2015 - 20:00 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Tim Boxer

Inbal Grintzvaig remembers her brother Avi so well. She says he was the average mischievous brother who was always getting into trouble growing up in Petach Tikvah. Nothing serious. Because they were twins, their parents made sure they were placed in different classes in school “so we can develop our own identity.”

04/28/2015 - 20:00 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Tim Boxer

Adam Tihany, who has designed dining interiors at such high-end properties as the Beverly Hills Hotel, King David Hotel and Le Cirque 2000, said when he grew up in Jerusalem he didn’t know Holon existed.

03/30/2015 - 20:00 | | 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.