‘Scandal’ actor Joshua Malina speaks at CJP’s Chai Society Mega Event

11-16-2013 Boston, Mass. Over 350 guests attended the CPJ Young Leadership Division CHAI Society Mega Event held at the Westin Boston Weterfront Hotel in South Boston. Keynote speaker Actor Joshua Malina with Young Adult Director Dani Weinstein of Boston. Globe photo by Bill Brett
11-16-2013 Boston, Mass. Over 350 guests attended the CPJ Young Leadership Division CHAI Society Mega Event held at the Westin Boston Weterfront Hotel in South Boston. Keynote speaker Actor Joshua Malina with Young Adult Director Dani Weinstein of Boston. Globe photo by Bill Brett

“Scandal” actor Joshua Malina was the keynote speaker at Combined Jewish Philanthropies’ Chai Society Mega Event at the Westin Boston Waterfront on Saturday night. The evening recognized “Chai in the Hub” honorees, who the organization says are the faces of Boston’s Jewish future. The list of 18 winners included Liana Mitman, Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston’s teen program manager, JOIN for Justice’s Karla Van Praag, and Emerson grad Guy Ben-Aharon, of Israeli Stage. Dani Weinstein, the young adult director at CJP, told us that Malina took dozens of photos with fans, and that even though the audience represented the younger set, the group was familiar with Malina’s past projects, including “West Wing” and “Sports Night.” “Every time he mentioned any of [the shows] he got applause from different parts of the room,” she said.

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