Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer At Appeal Of Conscience

10/07/2012
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.

Shmuley Salutes Sean

Actor/director Penn: saved Ostreicher for moral, not tribal, reasons.

07/16/2014
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Sean Penn, the actor acclaimed by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach as a hero for providing 60,000 people with housing after the devastating Haiti earthquake of 2010, was honored by the rabbi in May for rescuing one Brooklyn Jew from unjust imprisonment in Bolivia.

Jacob Ostreicher and Sean Penn. Tim Boxer/JW

With Wit And Wisdom, Peres As President Bids New York Farewell

07/02/2014
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More than 1,100 people packed New York’s Park Avenue Synagogue, the Conservative sanctuary on the Upper East Side, to bid farewell to Shimon Peres. One of the founders of the State of Israel, Peres is concluding a seven-year stint as president of Israel next month. Charlie Rose, host of a PBS interview program and co-anchor of CBS This Morning, engaged in a Q&A session with the 90-year-old statesman, the oldest head of state in the world.

Shimon Peres is being feted all over the United States. Here, after receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor. Getty Images

Eli Wallach: The Ultimate Character Actor

06/26/2014
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Eli Herschel Wallach, who died in New York on June 24 at age 98, was expected to follow his brother and two sisters who became teachers. After he earned a master’s degree in education from the City College of New York, he surprised his Polish immigrant parents, Abraham and Bertha, when he announced he’s going to become an actor instead.

Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson with daughters Roberta, left, and Katherine. Tim Boxer/JW

'Miracle Of Miracles:' A Party To Celebrate Fiddler's 50th

06/13/2014
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Jerome Robbins first discovered the shtetl when he was six years old. He was born on the Lower East Side, home of immigrants from Eastern Europe. His father took him to Poland to see where his Rabinowitz family came from.

Chaim Topol, Sheldon Harnick and Mike Burstyn celebrate “Fiddler on the Roof.” Tim Boxer/JW

1,000 Lawyers Laugh, For Federation

05/30/2014
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You don’t ordinarily expect laughs when you meet with lawyers. Especially the breed that deals with issues of bankruptcy and reorganization.

Chief Judge Cecelia G. Morris and Daniel H. Golden. Courtesy of UJA-Federation

At IDF Dinner, The Story of Dani's Medal

04/29/2014
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Yael Schiffenbauer came from Israel last month for the annual New York dinner of Friends of the IDF. At the dinner, she shared the story of her husband, Dani, and the medal FIDF awarded him.

Yael Schiffenbauer and Arthur Stark at Friends of IDF dinner. Courtesy of FIDF

Fox News Honcho In Jest At JCRC

04/10/2014
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Roger Ailes, the eminence of Fox News, has been coming to the annual benefit dinner of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) ever since he was guest of honor in 2005. Last week he hobbled into the Pierre Hotel with the aid of a cane, which startled Michael Miller, longtime JCRC executive vice president and CEO.

 Sharri Berg and husband Barry Levine with daughter August. Tim Boxer/JW

Edith Windsor And Dominic Chianese Celebrate Jewish Home Lifecare

04/03/2014
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Marcia Riklis, daughter of Israeli mergers and acquisitions innovator Meshulam Riklis, dreaded the day her mother, Judith, had to go to the hospital for one last time. She got lucky when she found Jewish Home Lifecare in Upper Manhattan. It has been helping elders live a dignified life for 166 years.

Jewish Home Lifecare president Audrey Weiner and gala co-chair Marcia Riklis. Tim Boxer

David Brenner, Remembered

03/19/2014
Jewish Week Online Columnist

David Brenner, a proud Jew, was honored at an Israel Bonds dinner in 1992. He told how he grew up in a tough, changing neighborhood of Philadelphia where he’d run into someone’s fist every day. “Why do you hate me?” he’d ask.

David Brenner receives Israel Cultural Award from Ron Silver at an Israel Bonds dinner in 1992. Courtesy of Israel Bonds
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