Masha Leon


Abe Foxman's Farewell Address to the Hidden Children

By Masha Leon

Abe Foxman's Farewell Address to the Hidden Children
“We, the children of the Holocaust, are now the last survivors to commemorate a world that is no more,” ADL Hidden Child Foundation Vice President Rachelle Grossman told the 150 survivors — many who had been hidden children — at the April 15 Yom Hashoah commemoration held at ADL headquarters. “We rejoice and take great pride in the lives and families we’ve rebuilt. But 70 years later we still remember and mourn our murdered grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts, cousins and siblings.” Addressing soon-to-depart ADL National Director Abraham Foxman, Grossman said: “Abe, we’ve always considered you our number one Hidden Child.”Read More


Lawrence Benenson Gets Rockefeller Award From Purchase College

By Masha Leon

Lawrence Benenson Gets Rockefeller Award From Purchase College
When philanthropist extraordinaire Lawrence Benenson — an honoree at Purchase College State University of New York Nelson A. Rockefeller Award for Creativity Dinner-at the New York Historical Society — was invited to the dais he alluded to “Comedian Red Buttons, who used to talk about the people who never got a dinner. When the nice people at Purchase College told me I was receiving this award, I told them they were being creative. Why creative? [Because] Nelson Rockefeller agreed with me that higher taxes on rich people are much more preferable than cutting programs for working families… You do know that Mr. Rockefeller created 55 State Parks in New York,” said Benenson who urged: “If you want to help the environment–turn off the water while you brush your teeth. I hope to become creative in making the world a better place…and I want Purchase College to keep making arts dynamic.”Read More


Josh Tyrangiel Honored by JCRC

By Masha Leon

Josh Tyrangiel Honored by JCRC
Launching JCRC’s 2015 Gala dinner at The Pierre, emcee Dari Alexander, Fox 5 News Anchor, touted the Jewish Community Relations Council as most successful “in developing meaningful relationships between our cities’ ethnic and religious communities — bringing together Jews and non-Jews who care about our city and the State of Israel.”Read More


Neurosurgeon Henry Brem Honored At Castle Connolly Dinner

By Masha Leon

Neurosurgeon Henry Brem Honored At Castle Connolly Dinner
Among the outstanding physicians honored at the March 23 Castle Connolly Top Doctors 10th Anniversary Awards dinner at The Pierre was Dr. Henry Brem, a son of Holocaust survivors, whose roster of titles and credentials includes Director, Department of Neurosurgery, Director, Hunterian Neurosurgical Research Laboratory–Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore, Md.).Read More


Dr. Ruth in Harmony With HaZamir International Jewish Choir

By Masha Leon

Dr. Ruth in Harmony With HaZamir International Jewish Choir
The HaZamir International Jewish High School Choir March 22nd Performance program at its 22nd Anniversary concert at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall was a melding of new and old, innovative and traditional, contemporary and heymish.Read More



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