Tim Boxer

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

For Mike Huckabee, Easier To Become Prime Minister Than President

02/04/2015 - 19:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

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.

Eugen Gluck welcomes Mike Huckabee at Bet El dinner. Tim Boxer/JW

Queen Bess Battles Bias

01/07/2015 - 19:00
Jewish Week Online Columnists

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!”

Bess Myerson tells how she confronted prejudice. Tim Boxer/JW

Barbara Was Kvelling -- Walters, Not Streisand

12/27/2014 - 19:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Barbara Walters was thrilled to accept a humanitarian award from former Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the annual dinner of American Friends of Magen David Adom on Dec. 2 at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York.

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and partner Diana Taylor helped Magen David Adom honor Barbara Walters. Tim Boxer/JW

Run Ted Run!

Presidential aspirant Cruz dominates ZOA's annual event with his robust Zionism.

11/30/2014 - 19:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas was the most exciting entrée that president Mort Klein dished up at his Nov. 23 Zionist Organization of America dinner at Manhattan’s Grand Hyatt.

Mort Klein, Ted Cruz and Alan Dershowitz at ZOA event. Tim Boxer/JW

At WJC Gala, Kissinger Speaks Like He’s Just Off The Boat

11/20/2014 - 19:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Who can cut through Henry Kissinger’s thick Germanic accent? Maybe that’s one reason Richard Nixon tape recorded in the Oval Office — so he could take time later to decipher his secretary of state’s remarks.

Henry Kissinger and wife Nancy at WJC dinner. Tim Boxer/JW
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