Masha Leon


Bernard-Henri Levy Makes Charlie Rose Blush at Hermoine-Lafayette Gala

By Masha Leon

Bernard-Henri Levy Makes Charlie Rose Blush at Hermoine-Lafayette Gala
In advance of the anticipated arrival in New York in 2015 of the “Freedom Frigate” Hermione-Lafayette — Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America celebrated its Inaugural October Gala aboard the USS Intrepid Air & Space Museum. Moet Hennessy flowed and a leggy beauty dispensed teaspoonfuls of Petrossian caviar to the black tie guests — six hundred strong from across the globe.Read More


Medal of Honor Recipient Col. Jack Jacobs Honored at Military Ball

By Masha Leon

Medal of Honor Recipient Col. Jack Jacobs Honored at Military Ball
Joking about his height at the podium at the October 13 U.S. Air Force, Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coast Guard and Airmen’s Club’s 18th Annual Military Ball, U.S. Army (Ret) Col. Jack Jacobs — the only living Jewish recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor — cautioned the bemedaled and gowned military assemblage at The Pierre not “to take potshots” about “my standing on a box.”Read More


Jesuit Tzadik and Audi Honored by FASPE Fellowship

By Masha Leon

Jesuit Tzadik and Audi Honored by FASPE Fellowship
“You cannot murder eleven million people without the cooperation of journalists, doctors, lawyers, society as a whole,” declared Peter John Sacripanti, chair at the FASPE (Fellowship at Auschwitz For The Study of Professional Ethics) inaugural dinner held at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.Read More


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



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