Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer: Women At Einstein Luncheon Learn How To Stay Young

07/08/2010
Special to the Jewish Week

Adrien Arpel, founder of the world-famed cosmetic and skin care line, revealed at Einstein College of Medicine 56th annual spirit of achievement luncheon the secret of perpetual youth.

“You lie. Say you’re 10 years younger. I’m 49 and my husband still doesn’t know.”

The 700 women at the luncheon at the Pierre smiled in agreement.

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff and son Tyler at Einstein College of Medicine luncheon. Photo by Tim Boxer

At Tel Aviv Museum Dinner Susan Asks Martin For Jewelry

07/02/2010
Special to the Jewish Week

Susan Sanders, co-chairman with her husband Martin of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art gala dinner at the Metropolitan Club, looked lovingly at her husband as she recited from the Book of Ruth:

“Where you go I will go, where you live I will live, your people are my people, your God is my God, and where you die I will die.”

“After that,” Martin exclaimed, “the only thing I can do is go to heaven!”

“No!” Susan shrieked. “First buy me some jewelry!”

Martin and Susan Sanders at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art dinner at the Metropolitan Club. Photo by Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer - Dr. Ruth To Rabbi Schneier: 'Rewire, Don't Retire'

06/25/2010
Special to the Jewish Week

Park East Synagogue on the Upper East Side this month celebrated its 120th anniversary and the 80th birthday of Rabbi Arthur Schneier who has served since 1962.

Rabbi Israel Lau, former chief rabbi of Israel, told the 800 dinner guests that "80 is just a beginning. Moses began his mission as leader of the Jewish people at 80. So don't give up."

Schneier said he's not slowing down, especially after Dr. Ruth Westheimer urged him, "Rewire, don't retire."

Elisabeth and Rabbi Arthur Schneier with Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Photo-Tim Boxer

Met Council’s Deeds Of Kindness

06/15/2010
Special to the Jewish Week

Sheldon Silver had a good excuse for missing the 34th annual Met Council legislative breakfast at the Roosevelt Hotel on Sunday. “Only my grandson’s graduation keeps me from joining you in person” the state assembly speaker explained in a video message.

Met Council executive director/CEO William Rapfogel said the organization has been engaged in “deeds of kindness” by providing 100,000 New Yorkers with human services ranging from domestic violence counseling to kosher food pantries.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, William Rapfogel and Sen. Charles Schumer. Photo: Tim Boxer

Smokey Robinson Takes Friars Down Memory Lane

06/10/2010
Special to the Jewish Week

Freddie Roman, dean of the Friars Club, said that “Helen Thomas wanted very much to be here tonight but she’s getting a Woman of the Year Award from B’nai B’rith.”

That brought the house down at the Waldorf where he emceed the annual Friars Foundation Applause Awards on Tuesday. The $2 million raised from the event provides scholarships for the next generation of performers and musicians, among other Friars initiatives.

David Steiner and Freddie Roman at the Friars Club awards gala. Photo by Tim Boxer

Hungary Cites Schneier As Noble Survivor

06/01/2010
Special to the Jewish Week

The consul general of Hungary in New York paid tribute to Rabbi Arthur Schneier of Park East Synagogue on his 80th birthday recently. The rabbi, a native of Vienna, survived the Holocaust as a 15-year-old refugee in Budapest when 600,000 Hungarian Jews perished.

“He could have come away from the Budapest ghetto hating not only the Nazis but the Germans, the Hungarians in general—many of his survivors have,” said Consul General Viktor Polgar.

Elisabeth and Rabbi Arthur Schneier with Hungarian Consul General Viktor Polgar. Photo by Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer: Shaare Zedek Honors Great Women

05/24/2010
Special to the Jewish Week

Sculptor Lynn Syms, philanthropist Jean Gluck and radiologist Dr. Monique Katz were honored by the National Women's Division of Shaare Zedek Medical Center of Jerusalem this month at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

"To be an honoree is a mitzvah-like maror," Dr. Katz chuckled.

Barbara Gluck Weichselbaum paid tribute to her parents, Jean and Eugen Gluck, who sponsored the Department of General Pediatrics in the new Wilf Children's Hospital at Shaare Zedek.

Jean and Eugen Gluck with their daughters, Rose Friedman, left, and Barbara Weichselbaum. Photo by Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer: Barry Greets His 'Fanilows' At 92nd St. Y

05/18/2010
Special to the Jewish Week

“Hello, New York!” Barry Manilow shouted. “It’s good to be home.”

The 600 guests at the 92nd Street Y spring gala on Monday went nuts as they cheered, hollered and wriggled in their seats through a throbbing Las Vegas production of classic Manilow hits.

The singing star said that although he’s originally from Brooklyn, this was the first time he performed at the venerable 92nd Street Y. But he remembers coming here for the Lyrics and Lyricists program.

Thomas Kaplan, Jill and Darius Bikoff and Caryn and Jeff Zucker at 92nd Street Y benefit with Barry Manilow. Photo: Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer: JCRC Lauds Hyphenated Americans

05/07/2010
Special to the Jewish Week

With all due humility, Fox News Channel president Roger Ailes said, “I’m a boy from Ohio—really a goy from Ohio—who’s introducing an African American woman for a Jewish award.”

Ailes introduced H. Mitsy Wilson, senior vice president of diversity development at the News Corporation, who accepted the corporate leader award from Janice Shorenstein, outgoing president of the Jewish Community Relations Council at the Pierre Hotel.

Brian Murray, president/CEO of HarperCollins, congratulates H. Mitsy Wilson of News Corporation at JCRC dinner. Photo: Tim Boxer

CITYarts Draws Kids To Peace

04/27/2010
Special to the Jewish Week

Tsipi Ben-Haim is a woman possessed with a mission to bring art to inner city youth. As the executive and artistic director of CITYarts, she has created 260 projects in 37 years in urban areas around the globe that bring people together to create murals and mosaics and unique “peace walls.”

At an awards dinner at the Ana Tzarev Gallery in Midtown, the Israeli-born dynamo told 300 supporters that her group has painted a peace wall in the Jacob Schiff Park at 138th St. and Amsterdam Ave. There is also a new one in Karachi, Pakistan.

CITYarts director Tsipi Ben-Haim pays tribute to Amir Dossal at a benefit to empower children through art. Photo:Tim Boxer
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