Tim Boxer

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

Tim Boxer At Theodore Bikel Birthday Concert

03/14/2014
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Yiddish lovers of all accents—from Litvaks to Galitzianers  (that’s I!)—packed Symphony Space on the Upper West Side for the Folksbiene’s recent salute to Theodore Bikel.

Zalmen Mlotek welcomes Fyvush Finkel, Bel Kaufman and Theodore Bikel to Folksbiene.  Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer At Ariel Sharon Memorial

03/06/2014
Jewish Week Online Columnist

“My father died three times,” said Gilad Sharon. He recited the Kaddish as 350 invited guests stood solemnly at an evening of remembrance for Ariel Sharon, Israel’s 11th prime minister, on Feb. 26 at the Fifth Avenue Synagogue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Marion and Elie Wiesel, seated, with Ira and Ingeborg Rennert, standing. Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer On Sid Caesar

02/14/2014
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Sid Caesar, the pioneer of television sketch comedy who died on Feb. 12 at home in Beverly Hills, grew up in a Yiddish speaking home in Yonkers. He lived above the family diner, the St. Clair Buffet, that catered to the European immigrant workers from a nearby hat factory. His Russian-born mother Ida held forth at the cash register; his three older brothers also helped out.

Alan King, right, honors Sid Caesar on his Jewish humor in 2000.  Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer Meets The Wizard Of Oz

02/07/2014
Jewish Week Online Columnist

“Harvey is the only one who can get me here,” said Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, as American Friends of Tel Aviv University honored Harvey Krueger, a Wall Street legend who’s currently  vice chairman of Barclays Capital at the Pierre Hotel.

But Harvey was nowhere in sight in the ballroom packed with 400 friends and fans.

Harvey Krueger, left, and Jacob Frenkel at Tel Aviv University awards dinner.  Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer And The Disco Rabbi

01/30/2014
Jewish Week Online Columnist

It began in 1969 when Yitzchak Dovid Grossman, a sixth generation rabbi from Meah Shearim in Jerusalem, discovered Israel’s street children consisting of wandering orphans, drug addicts, abused kids, estranged from their poor families and without faith. 

Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman and Isaac Kakone.  Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer At Rory Lancman Swearing In

01/21/2014
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Rory Lancman, who represented Queens in the New York State Assembly for 16 years, recalls the day he was schlepping grocery bags out of the car at his house. At that moment U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer rolls by on his bicycle.

New York City Council member Rory Lancman and wife Morgan at his swearing in. Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer At Yossi Klein Halevi Speech

01/09/2014
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Yossi Klein Halevi made aliyah from the U.S. at the start of the Lebanon war in August 1982. That was a time when the country was defined by a right-wing narrative and left-wing narrative.

He found people from Peace Now and Gush Emunim fighting together in the war and fighting each other in the street.

“After the Six Day War of 1967,” he said, “We were still a family but a dysfunctional family. The schism between left and right could be very bitter but it cannot lead to annihilation because we share the same tent.”

Rabbi Richard Weiss welcomes Yossi Klein Halevi to the Young Israel of Hillcrest.

Tim Boxer At Beit El Dinner

12/20/2013
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Will terror against Israel never end?

Eugen Gluck, a major supporter of the town of Bet El located in Shomron, a stone’s throw from Ramallah, appealed to Israel “not to make any concessions to divide Jerusalem which could cause it to deteriorate into the terrorist base that Gaza has become.”

Eugen Gluck and Ralph Peters at the Beit El dinner. Tim Boxer
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