Notable events along the Acela line
Making ’em Laugh
to Benefit the
New York business leaders
joined with such legendary performers as Bruce Springsteen,
Jerry Seinfeld and Tony Bennett at The Beacon Theatre on
Nov. 3 to raise funds for injured
service members and their
families at the fourth annual
Stand Up for Heroes benefit.
The Jon Stewart-hosted event,
a partnership between The Bob Woodruff Foundation and
New York Comedy Festival, raised more than $2.5 million.
Woodruff is the television journalist who was critically injured
by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2006.
Funds raised by the event go to innovative programs
throughout the country that help troops to receive physical
rehabilitation and counseling, education, employment and
financial assistance, as well as help with larger issues like
homelessness and suicide.
Clockwise from left: backstage with Jon Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld and Tony
Bennett; Jon Stewart, who served as host of the event; Bob Woodruff; and
National Museum of
American Jewish History
Jerry Seinfeld made the rounds again Nov. 13 when he
joined fellow performers and Jewish-Americans Barbra
Streisand and Bette Midler at the grand-opening
gala of the National Museum of American Jewish
History in Philadelphia. Nearly 1,000 guests enjoyed
the festivities in a clear-sided tent with views of light
displays projected onto the museum’s five-story glass
façade, while an additional 600 revelers partied at
the Young Friends event inside.
Left to right: Barbra Streisand, one of 18 Jewish-Americans
honored in NMAJH’s Only in America/Hall of Fame, Jerry Seinfeld
and Bette Midler.