Tim Boxer

1,000 Lawyers Laugh, For Federation

05/30/2014
Jewish Week Online Columnist

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
Jewish Week Online Columnist

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

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
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