Tim Boxer

10/07/2012 | | Jewish Week Correspondent | Tim Boxer

In introducing Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the Appeal of Conscience Foundation awards dinner, Henry Kissinger made note of his own public service as National Security Advisor in the White House and Secretary of State in the 1970s.

“The only reason I mention it,” he said, “is because never before and never since has the White House and the State Department been as amicable as it was then.”

05/31/2012 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Tim Boxer

Anything important must fit on one sheet of paper. It’s a principle that Kenneth Abramowitz has fostered in his many years as managing general partner and co-founder at NGN Capital, a healthcare venture capital fund, and before that at the Carlyle Group.

Kenneth and his Israeli born wife Nira were the beneficiaries of the Maimonides Award from the American Friends of the Hebrew University at a recent dinner at the Pierre Hotel.

05/17/2012 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Tim Boxer

Bianna Golodryga was only 18 months when she left Moldova in the Soviet Union to settle in Galveston, Texas. Mom mopped floors and dad cleaned garages so she could go to school. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, and today is an ABC News business correspondent and the weekend co-anchor of Good Morning America.

05/09/2012 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Tim Boxer

I was sitting with a couple of lawyers at the American Friends of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art gala the other week at the Pierre Hotel.

Harvey Feuerstein, of Manhattan, proudly mentioned that his son Mark is now in his fourth year starring in “Royal Pains” on the USA network. The 40-year-old actor plays the lead role of the doctor, Hank Lawson, in this comedy series.

05/03/2012 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Tim Boxer

Sarah Grace Victor, born in Philadelphia to Christian parents from India, is the winner of the second annual Harold I. Saperstein Cornell Student Sermon Contest. The competition, based on the Hebrew Bible, was open to all students on campus. Victor emerged victorious over 30 contestants.

04/25/2012 | | Jewish Week Columnist | Tim Boxer

As the New York Jewish community gathered last month at the Park East Synagogue to celebrate Arthur Schneier’s 50th year as the shul’s rabbi, State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver proclaimed, “Here’s to the next 50 years.”

“That’s ridiculous!” declared Ed Koch. “I wish you 120!”

The former mayor recalled when he had a stroke in 1987 and the rabbi came to him in the hospital. “Say this prayer after me in Hebrew,” Rabbi Schneier told him.