Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer At Appeal Of Conscience

10/07/2012
Jewish Week Correspondent

In introducing Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the Appeal of Conscience Foundation awards dinner, Henry Kissinger made note of his own public service as National Security Advisor in the White House and Secretary of State in the 1970s.

“The only reason I mention it,” he said, “is because never before and never since has the White House and the State Department been as amicable as it was then.”

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper accepts World Statesman Award from Rabbi Arthur Schneier with Henry Kissinger.

At Friends Of The IDF Dinner, Inbal Mourns Her Twin Brother

05/12/2015
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Inbal Grintzvaig remembers her brother Avi so well. She says he was the average mischievous brother who was always getting into trouble growing up in Petach Tikvah. Nothing serious. Because they were twins, their parents made sure they were placed in different classes in school “so we can develop our own identity.”

Lt. Inbal Grintzvaig misses her twin brother. Tim Boxer/JW

A New Group Gathers To Boost Israel's Museums

04/29/2015
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Adam Tihany, who has designed dining interiors at such high-end properties as the Beverly Hills Hotel, King David Hotel and Le Cirque 2000, said when he grew up in Jerusalem he didn’t know Holon existed.

Susan Sanders, left, David Genser and Enid Shapiro at museum inaugural benefit. Tim Boxer/JW

JCRC Dinner Fetes The Best

03/31/2015
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Consul General Ido Aharoni came to praise Israeli-born Chaim Katzman, one of three honorees who helped raise more than $1.6 million at the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) dinner on March 25 at the Pierre Hotel.

Josh Tyrangiel and Michael Miller at JCRC dinner. Tim Boxer/JW

Lincoln Championed Jews As Well As Blacks

03/26/2015
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

03/02/2015
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

Choosing Life Over Death

02/12/2015
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who campaigns in the U.S. for Muslim women’s rights by raising awareness of female genital mutilation and violence against women, was honored in December by American Friends of the Open University of Israel at the Pierre Hotel in New York.

Ingeborg and Ira Rennert at the Open University gala. Tim Boxer/JW

For Mike Huckabee, Easier To Become Prime Minister Than President

02/05/2015
Jewish Week Online Columnist

In the race to the White House, Mike Huckabee, a contender for Republican nominee, said he was pleased to appear at the American Friends of Bet El Yeshiva Center dinner in December at Manhattan’s Marriott Marquis.

Eugen Gluck welcomes Mike Huckabee at Bet El dinner. Tim Boxer/JW

Queen Bess Battles Bias

01/08/2015
Jewish Week Online Columnists

One day in 1945 an eager volunteer for the Anti-Defamation League brought a beautiful young woman to meet Arnold Forster, the organization’s legendary general counsel.

“She’s going to work with you. She can make speeches.”

“Who is she?” Forster asked.

“Don’t you know? She was just crowned Miss America!”

Bess Myerson tells how she confronted prejudice. Tim Boxer/JW

Barbara Was Kvelling -- Walters, Not Streisand

12/28/2014
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Barbara Walters was thrilled to accept a humanitarian award from former Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the annual dinner of American Friends of Magen David Adom on Dec. 2 at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York.

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and partner Diana Taylor helped Magen David Adom honor Barbara Walters. Tim Boxer/JW
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