Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer At Appeal Of Conscience

10/06/2012 - 20:00
Jewish Week Correspondent

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.”

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper accepts World Statesman Award from Rabbi Arthur Schneier with Henry Kissinger.

Rabbi Campaigns For Shabbat Party

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

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.

Sam Domb and Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald. Nina Boxer/JW

Abe Vigoda Started Life Old

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

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.”

Abe Vigoda at the New York Friars Club in 2008. Tim Boxer/JW

ZOA Dinner: ‘Transform Islam To End Terror’

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

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.”

Mort Klein and Sheldon Adelson. Tim Boxer/JW

At Friends Of The IDF Dinner, Inbal Mourns Her Twin Brother

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

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.”

Lt. Inbal Grintzvaig misses her twin brother. Tim Boxer/JW

A New Group Gathers To Boost Israel's Museums

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

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.

Susan Sanders, left, David Genser and Enid Shapiro at museum inaugural benefit. Tim Boxer/JW

JCRC Dinner Fetes The Best

03/30/2015 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

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.

Josh Tyrangiel and Michael Miller at JCRC dinner. Tim Boxer/JW

Lincoln Championed Jews As Well As Blacks

03/25/2015 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

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.”

Jonathan Sarna Tim Boxer/JW

Dr. Spock, Z''L: Live Long And Prosper

03/01/2015 - 19:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

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.

A polaroid of Spock in civilian dress. Tim Boxer/JW

Choosing Life Over Death

02/11/2015 - 19:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

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.

Ingeborg and Ira Rennert at the Open University gala. Tim Boxer/JW
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