Tim Boxer

French President Fights Antisemitism

10/05/2016 - 16:19
Special To The Jewish Week

In accepting the World Statesman Award from the Appeal of Conscience Foundation last month, French President Francois Hollande said he was responding to “a call to conscience.”

French President Francois Hollande and Rabbi Arthur Schneier. Photo courtesy  of Appeal of Conscience Foundation

Elie Wiesel Symbolized Memory

07/05/2016 - 10:28
Special To The Jewish Week

Memory was the most vital element of Elie Wiesel’s life.  That’s why such institutions as Washington’s Holocaust Memorial Museum, New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, and Israel’s Yad Vashem were so dear to him. Especially Yad Vashem.

Elie Wiesel and wife Marion in 2014. Tim Boxer/JW

Over 80? Sign me up!

05/11/2016 - 16:25
Special To The Jewish Week

It wasn’t hard for Audrey Weiner to find topnotch individuals over age 80 for the “Eight Over Eighty” benefit for The New Jewish Home (formerly Jewish Home Lifecare). Weiner, president and CEO of the eldercare network, said that in 15 years 30 percent of the nation’s population will be over 80. She had plenty of candidates.

Joy Henshel, Oscar the Grouch, and Caroll Spinney at The New Jewish Home gala. Photo by A. Hoyer

A Mother Mourns Her Daughter The Pilot

03/24/2016 - 16:15
Special To The Jewish Week

As a child Tamar Ariel was always on the go. She walked at 10 months, rode around on bicycles, climbed trees and rollerbladed around the neighborhood. Soon she was running races and zooming off on motorcycles. Being a religious girl in Israel, she completed her two-year national service, then decided to do more for her country.

Anat Ariel memorializes her daughter the pilot. Shahar Azran

Lincoln Championed Jews As Well As Blacks

03/25/2015 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

The first instance of affirmative action in American Jewish history occurred when Abe Lincoln selected a New York Jew named Chemie Levy to a military position because, the president wrote, “we have not yet appointed a Hebrew.”

Jonathan Sarna Tim Boxer/JW

Dr. Spock, Z''L: Live Long And Prosper

03/01/2015 - 19:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

In 1986 Leonard Nimoy interrupted an extremely hectic day of post-production of the latest Trekkie epic, “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,” to welcome me to the Paramount lot in Los Angeles. Besides continuing his role as Dr. Spock, he was also director of the film. On his desk I noticed a book, “Hannah Senesh: Her Life and Diary,” with an introduction by Abba Eban.

A polaroid of Spock in civilian dress. Tim Boxer/JW

Eli Wallach: The Ultimate Character Actor

06/25/2014 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Eli Herschel Wallach, who died in New York on June 24 at age 98, was expected to follow his brother and two sisters who became teachers. After he earned a master’s degree in education from the City College of New York, he surprised his Polish immigrant parents, Abraham and Bertha, when he announced he’s going to become an actor instead.

Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson with daughters Roberta, left, and Katherine. Tim Boxer/JW

'Miracle Of Miracles:' A Party To Celebrate Fiddler's 50th

06/12/2014 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Jerome Robbins first discovered the shtetl when he was six years old. He was born on the Lower East Side, home of immigrants from Eastern Europe. His father took him to Poland to see where his Rabinowitz family came from.

Chaim Topol, Sheldon Harnick and Mike Burstyn celebrate “Fiddler on the Roof.” Tim Boxer/JW

Tim Boxer At Theodore Bikel Birthday Concert

03/13/2014 - 20:00
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 Meets The Wizard Of Oz

02/06/2014 - 19:00
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
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