On a recent Monday night, Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance invited two dozen Hollywood VIPs to preview the upcoming Anne Frank exhibit. Cruise was the first to arrive and Streisand was last, according to Danielle Berrin on her blog Hollywood Jew for the Jewish Journal. The guest list was created by Dreamworks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and the vice chairman of NBC Universal, Ron Meyer.
Cruise was the first to arrive, solo, dressed elegantly in a suit and red tie. During cocktail hour, he mingled politely in the museum’s central rotunda while a lavish spread of kosher hors d’oeuvres languished coldly beside him.
“I made sure not to order anything from Doheny Meats,” Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of the Wiesenthal Center quipped about the now-defunct kosher butcher that was caught on tape circumventing supervision.
God forbid Tom Cruise should eat non-kosher meat, or, poo poo poo, leave a Jewish event hungry.
“I told Tom to eat something,” Hier’s wife, Marlene, gushed to a group of attendees. “I told him, ‘Tom, make yourself a plate.’
Streisand was the last to arrive, at half past six, wearing an off-the-shoulders black summer dress, with her dashing husband, actor James Brolin, on her arm. He carried her Chanel purse.
“Let’s see this exhibit,” she declared as she greeted the rabbi.
Also: The Jewish Journal previews the Anne Frank exhibit.