Masha Leon


Does Grover Speak Yiddish?

By Masha Leon

Does Grover Speak Yiddish?
It was Elmo, cameras, and applause at WNET’s Annual Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street at which community leaders, philanthropists and celebrated personalities toasted the innovative partnerships, which have brought cutting edge programming to millions for decades.Read More


Susan Bressman Among Top Docs Honored at Castle Connolly Awards

By Masha Leon

Susan Bressman Among Top Docs Honored at Castle Connolly Awards
“I’m lucky because I found a calling that teaches, gratifies and humbles you,” said Dr. Susan Bressman, an Honoree for Clinical Excellence at the Castle Connolly Top Physicians of The Year Awards Dinner at The Pierre. Daughter of Holocaust survivors, Bressman — Alan and Joan Mirken Chair, Depts. of Neurology, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, Professor of Neurology Icahn School of Medicine, Mt. Sinai — Bressman’s arena includes identification of dystonia genes as well as Parkinson’s disease in Ashkenazi Jews.Read More


My Passover Seders from Warsaw to Disneyworld

By Masha Leon

The author with her parents a few weeks before the Passover Seder / Courtesy of Masha Leon Read More


New York Journos Pay Tribute to Ed Koch at Benefit

By Masha Leon

New York Journos Pay Tribute to Ed Koch at Benefit
“Mayor Koch believed that mayors were not elected to be president…but to pick up garbage …balance the budget…” said Marcia Kramer, CBS2 New York chief political correspondent and a panelist at the April 3 Tribute to Mayor Edward I. Koch and Benefit for Beit Morasha’s Edward I. Koch Center for Public Policy and Jewish Ethics In Jerusalem.Read More


104-Year-Old Savior (Virtually) Drops In

By Masha Leon

104-Year-Old Savior (Virtually) Drops In
I had known Hanna for some forty years but it wasn’t until I spotted her in the 2013 documentary “Nicky’s Family” that I — and the rest of her friends — learned of her history, which she is now sharing with audiences around the country.Read More






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