Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer On Mandy Patinkin

07/11/2013 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

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

06/20/2013 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

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

06/12/2013 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

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

06/02/2013 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

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

Tim Boxer On International Sephardic Education Federation

06/02/2013 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

As the International Sephardic Education Foundation (ISEF) honored David E. R. Dangoor for his philanthropic work as president of the American Sephardic Federation and board member of ISEF, he took the opportunity to speak out for the thousands of Jewish refugees from the Arab world.

ISEF head Nina Weiner honors David E.R. Dangoor at New York gala. Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer: Outstanding Mother Awards

05/12/2013 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

As her mother is her role model, Debra Messing brought her to share the moment at the 35th annual Outstanding Mother Awards last week. “In honoring me you are really celebrating her,” Debra said.

Debra Messing and her mother Sandy at the Outstanding Mother Awards.  Photo by Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer On Tel Aviv Museum

05/08/2013 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

“Every creative mind can go the right way if you help them, and the wrong way if no one will help,” Tsipi Ben-Haim says. Her passion is to help the world’s young people in the right way.

Artist Jessica Mitrani, left, and designer Gabi Asfour at American Friends of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art spring gala. Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer On Global Anti-Semitism

04/22/2013 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Tony Lo Bianco, the Italian American actor from Brooklyn, was feeling depressed. He was at a luncheon for the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP), one of the regular informative events produced by Jeffrey Wiesenfeld at his office at Bernstein Global Wealth Management.

“I’ve attended many of these events,” Lo Bianco said, “and I’m depressed because of the hopelessness. It looks like we’re losing the battle in the colleges.”

Tony Lo Bianco, Jeffrey Wiesenfeld and Paul Brody at Muslim Antisemitism discussion. Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer At Friends Of IDF

03/17/2013 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

As radio talk show host and Fox News contributor Monica Crowley exhorted us to put away all cellphones and other recording and photographic devices, we braced with anticipation for a rare glimpse of Israel’s covert monitoring of terrorist activity.

Israel’s two intelligence services, Mossad (external) and Shin Bet (internal),  are universally known and respected. What’s little known is the third component of the Israeli intelligence community, known as Aman (Directorate of Military Intelligence).

Nelly Barak with son-in-law Nir Shrem at FIDF event. Photo by Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer Meets Alan Dershowitz

03/10/2013 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Alan Dershowitz, the Harvard law professor and Jewish activist, came direct from the White House to the 15th anniversary banquet of the Brownstone organization at the Manhattan Center on March 7. He was part of a group of Jewish leaders who met with President Barack Obama prior to his first visit to Israel on March 20.

Alan Dershowitz at the Brownstone dinner in Manhattan after meeting Obama in the White House. (Photo by Tim Boxer)
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