Masha Leon


Appeal of Conscience Honors GM's Mary Barra, Disney CEO and President of Mexico

By Masha Leon

Appeal of Conscience Honors GM's Mary Barra, Disney CEO and President of Mexico
The 2014 Appeal of Conscience Gala at the Waldorf-Astoria boasted more than 1000 guests and included a large contingent of exquisitely gowned women. Honored were Mexico’s president Enrique Pena Nieto Walt Disney Co. Chairman and CEO Robert Iger and General Motors CEO Mary Barra.Read More


Elie Wiesel Receives Germany's Knight Commander's Cross

By Masha Leon

Elie Wiesel Receives Germany's Knight Commander's Cross
It was a heady gathering of “Jewish Eagles” — ADL’s Abe Foxman, World Jewish Congress’ **Ronald Lauder, ** AJC’s David Harris, American Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations’ Malcolm Hoenlein and B’nai B’rith president Allan Jacobs gathered at the Fifth Avenue residence of Germany’s newly appointed Consul General Brita Wagener for the presentation of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Knight Commander’s Cross) to Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel by Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.Read More


Eric Schmidt and Shimon Peres Share ADL Honors

By Masha Leon

Eric Schmidt and Shimon Peres Share ADL Honors
Shimon Peres is still looking forward…never giving up on his dream that young Israelis and Palestinians will be able to overcome their differences and build a better world for both,” said Ron Prosor Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations of Israel’s former PM and president and an honoree at the Anti-Defamation League gala dinner at The Mandarin Oriental.Read More


Harvey Fierstein Serenades Angela Lansbury At Theater Gala

By Masha Leon

Harvey Fierstein Serenades Angela Lansbury At Theater Gala
At the 2003 American Theatre Wing Gala then emcee Harvey Fierstein got a roaring reaction to his vow “I’d do anything for [then Wing’s chairman of the board] Isabelle Stevenson even wear men’s clothing.”Read More


Rabbi Joseph Potasnik Gets Jan Karski Humanitarian Award

By Masha Leon

Rabbi Joseph Potasnik Gets Jan Karski Humanitarian Award
Welcoming the overflow crowd at the Jan Karski Humanitarian Award 2014 ceremony at the Polish Consulate honoring Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, Executive Vice President of the New York Board of Rabbis, and Polish rescuer Irena Sendler, was consul general Ewa Junczyk-Ziomecka who thanked members of the Polish-Jewish Dialogue Committee — Polish American Congress, the N.Y. Downstate Division and the Polish-Jewish Dialogue Committee —  for their dedication to their noble mission.”Read More



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