Masha Leon


Deborah Lipstadt Speaks At U.S. Holocaust Museum Dinner

By Masha Leon

Deborah Lipstadt Speaks At U.S. Holocaust Museum Dinner
“The world is in chaos,” began Sara Bloomfield, Director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, addressing the 400 guests at its Annual 2014 Dinner at The Plaza. “Ukraine and Russia, Hong Kong and China, ISIS and Iran, the Middle East and anti-Semitism in the very land of The Holocaust. Communism, Nazism, Islamism all offers a sense of empowerment to those seeking simple answers to complex problems. Needing a scapegoat to rationalize their totalitarian world view…we were reminded on 9/11 that the unthinkable is always possible. This is the truth the Museum teaches every day.”Read More


Ambassador Thomas Pickering Cited at Blue Card Gala

By Masha Leon

Ambassador Thomas Pickering Cited at Blue Card Gala
“It’s is one of the most beautiful organizations I have heard of in my life,” emcee Danny Burstein told the guests at Blue Card’s Annual Benefit at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall.Read More


French Jewish Singer Patrick Bruel Rocks Beacon Theater

By Masha Leon

French Jewish Singer Patrick Bruel Rocks Beacon Theater
“What is the mood of the Jewish community in France and your reaction to[Jean-Marie] Le Pen’s [past] comment about you?” I asked French-Jewish Algerian-born singer-actor Patrick Bruel.Read More


American Friends Israel Museum 'Rock The Garden' Gala

By Masha Leon

American Friends Israel Museum 'Rock The Garden' Gala
It was a high-energy multi generation crowd at the American Friends of the Israel Museum’s “Rock the Garden” Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street. Overhead a huge “Rock the Garden” neon sign, plus a wall-sized display of LP’s against an orange background. Denim fabric decorated with metal snaps and zippers tubular table centerpieces helped make the museum’ annual event an over-the-top happening.Read More


Bill Ackman Lauded By Police and Fire Widows Benefit Fund

By Masha Leon

Bill Ackman Lauded By Police and Fire Widows Benefit Fund
“I have always appreciated the work done by our bravest and finest” said hedge fund whiz William Ackman founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management L.P., honoree at the New York Police & Fire Widows’ & Children’s 29th Benefit Fund’s Gala at The Waldorf-Astoria.Read More



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