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Malina key to Jewish Philanthropies gala

Joshua Malina and Dani Weinstein at CJP’s Chai Society Mega Event.BILL BRETT FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

“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.