“We’re in black tie and festive dress and not surrendering… We and France must go on!” said Robert Wilmers Chairman of the Board of FIAF [French Institute Alliance Francaise] to the glamorous crowd at its November 19 Trophee Des Arts Gala at the Plaza. Following a somber emotional singing of “La Marseillaise” by the guests — with many wearing black & silver “Je Suit Paris” lapel ribbon pins given upon arrival —Wilmers declared: “We are here to celebrate France with its vast humanistic culture… France needs your love and support.”
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(JTA) — Director and writer Jonathan Levine (“The Wackness,” “50/50”) may have grown up in Jew-centric Manhattan, yet he recalls feeling somewhat like an alien every Christmas.
“I didn’t know who YIVO was,” said The New Yorker staff cartoonist Roz Chast honoree at YIVO Institute for Jewish Research 90th Anniversary Gala at the Center for Jewish History.