Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer At Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

11/13/2013
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David Hirsch knows how to begin a speech. He quoted a great statesman who once said, “I was asked to speak, and you are stuck in the audience. Hopefully we will finish at the same time.”

American Friends of Israel Philharmonic Orchestra president David Hirsch and wife Rochelle Hirsch. Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer At ADL Centennial Conference

11/04/2013
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Brigitte Berman sought to soothe her pain by hiding in a closet. She wrapped her arms around her 13-year-old body as if to contain millions of fractured pieces. After enduring months of bullying at school she felt utterly alone, worthless, humiliated, so overcome by pain that she believed her only choice was to end it forever.

Former defense secretary Leon Panetta, left, and  Abraham Foxman at the ADL centennial dinner.  Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer At Open University

10/25/2013
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There are many success stories coming out of Israel. Take Nicole Menagid for one. She was born 26 years ago in Brooklyn to Israeli parents who moved back to Israel a year later.

Her sister suffered from manic depression and killed herself. Over the years her mother deteriorated, physically and mentally. Then her parents divorced.

“I didn’t have a family, a friend or a legitimate source of money,” she said at the American Friends of the Open University of Israel gala Oct. 21 at the Pierre Hotel in Manhattan.

Open University alumna Nicole Menaged, and AFOU president Ingeborg Rennert, at gala celebration. Ellen Dubin

Tim Boxer On Sid Bernstein

08/28/2013
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Sid Bernstein, the producer and promoter who started the British invasion to America with the Rolling Stones, Beatles and Herman’s Hermits, told me how he was introduced to the world of music.

Sid Bernstein meets the Backwards, a Beatles parody group, in 2008 at the 92nd St. Y.  Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer And Dr. Oz

08/09/2013
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When Dr. Mehmet Oz, the renowned daytime television personality, came to Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s Shabbat table, he was surprised at all the sugary food.  “Shmuley, how can you do this to your children?” Shmuley pleaded innocent. “My wife did it,” he said.

The rabbi told the story at a recent dinner of his organization, This World: The Values Network, at the Marriott Marquis in Manhattan. The event, attended by 525 guests, benefited the Rambam Medical Center in Israel.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, right, with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and his mother Eleanor R. Paul. Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer At Friars Toast Of Don Rickles

08/01/2013
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The comedians who populate the ranks of the New York Friars Club have endured beyond their expiration date. When we ask “how old is he” the answer is “deceased.”  George Burns passed on at 100; Henny Youngman departed at 92.

Even comedians’ marriages last forever. Ginny and Bob Newhart have been married 50 years; Barbara and Don Rickles, 48 years. Newhart has a theory: “I think if you can keep laughing you will stay together.”

Don Rickles and Kathy Griffin at the Friars. Photo by Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer On Mandy Patinkin

07/12/2013
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Not only did Mandy Patinkin make a living playing a hot-shot surgeon on the CBS series “Chicago Hope” in the ‘90s, but he’s been blessed by medical science in real life.

Between 1978 and 1998, when he was stricken with an eye disease called keratoconus and feared he was going blind, doctors saved his eyesight with corneal transplants. “I have two eyes that were given to me by two children, a 13-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl,” he said.

Dr. Shimon and Brenda Glick at Soroka fundraiser. Photo by Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer At JCRC Dinner

06/21/2013
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Michael Bloomberg is wrapping up his 12th year as mayor of the greatest city on the planet, and he’s wasting no time planning his future.

At the annual Jewish Community Relations Council awards dinner at the Pierre Hotel, where he was the guest of honor, the mayor faced the prospect of unemployment by announcing, “If anyone has any ideas, I work for a dollar a year.”

Michael Bloomberg and his companion, Diana Taylor, at JCRC dinner.

Tim Boxer On Indonesia

06/13/2013
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As president of Indonesia, the world’s third largest democracy, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (popularly known as SBY) said he’s setting a good example that “democracy, Islam and modernity can go together in positive symbiosis.”

Rabbi Arthur Schneier honors Indonesia President Yudhoyono at Appeals of Conscience dinner. Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer At Celebrate Israel Parade

06/03/2013
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They weren’t really needed by the 35,000 marchers in the Celebrate Israel Parade up Fifth Avenue on June 2, but there they were: several pet dogs accompanying their owners, presumably to keep perps at bay. One cute pup even wore an IDF jacket. Fortunately there was no ruckus as the pooches passed a bomb sniffing dog.

Rabbi Sholom Steinig finds Brooklyn biker David Himber’s colorful tattoos strictly kosher. Tim Boxer
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