October 9th Hiking
Few New Yorkers realize that the 1,146 acre Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx also has some of the most challenging, beautiful, and famous hiking trails in the country. Described by the NY Times as a “mecca” that can make “the paved streets of the New York City Marathon look relatively tame,” the Van Cortlandt trails are also free and easy to get to. Join 3GNY as we hike a hilly, 3.1 mile trail in Van Cortlandt Park together. It will be a great chance to get some exercise outdoors and perhaps reflect on our High Holiday experiences as well. Afterwards, we’ll head up to nearby Riverdale for brunch at a Kosher cafe.
Date: Sunday October 9, 2016 9:30AM
Place: Van Cortlandt Park
Address: 6007 Broadway, New York, NY (in front of Burger King)
Directions: Take the 1 train to the last stop (242nd street). When you get off, walk north along Broadway for five minutes until you see the Burger King (6007 Broadway) on the west side of the street. We will assemble there and then walk into the park together. For those who are driving, street parking in the area is probably the best bet.
Bring: Comfortable walking or running shoes, bottle of water, and a snack.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
3GNY Shabbat Dinner
Date: September 16, 2016 7:30PM
Everyone is welcome to come to services starting at 6:45PM
Place: Sixth Street Community Synagogue
Address: 325 East 6th St., New York, NY (between 1st and 2nd Ave)
Ticket Price: $40, $45 after Sept. 11th
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Kosher Dietary Laws Observed
You will be able to choose between chicken, fish or vegetarian. If you have any more specific dietary restrictions please email email@example.com
Special Guest Speaker: Seymour Kaplan
Seymour Kaplan, ‘76 was 17 years old when he left high school to enlist in military service during World War II. He was a machine gunner with the 692 Tank Destroyer Battalion attached to the 42nd Infantry Division. The conclusion of the war brought him to Dachau concentration camp, where at age 19, he served as a Yiddish interpreter. As such, Mr. Kaplan is one of the last living eyewitnesses to the realities of the Holocaust. After his discharge, Seymour returned home to start his own garment manufacturing company and attended evening classes at Brooklyn College, earning his BA, magna cum laude. Upon retirement from the garment industry he began a second career as a New York City Public Schools teacher. Mr. Kaplan’s lifelong mission has been to share firsthand details about his experiences at Dachau and he has spoken to numerous schools and organizations over the years. He is active with the National Alliance on Mental Illness and has been honored by NAMI, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, New York State Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein, New York City Councilman Lew Fidler, New York City Department of the Aging, and the Brooklyn College Alumni Association.
Join 3GNY for a trip to Wave Hill, one of New York’s oldest and most beautiful public gardens. Located on 24 acres in the Riverdale area overlooking the Hudson River, it has a beautiful array of gardens as well as extensive trails for hiking and running. After touring (or running) the grounds we will all get together for brunch at Moss Cafe, a new Kosher, farm-to-table cafe that recently opened up in Riverdale (and serves Stumptown coffee!)
Date: Sunday August 28, 2016 10:00AM
Place: Wave Hill
Address: West 249th St. and Independence Ave. (Front Gate)
Cost: $8 admission to Wave Hill. Brunch optional.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
3GNY invites you to kick off summer with a social Happy Hour.
Grab some drinks, food, and mingle with new and old friends.
Date: Tuesday, June 21st
211 West Broadway
Tribeca, New York
Price: Free, but RSVP recommended
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Join the 3GNY community for its Spring Shabbat dinner at the Sutton Place Synagogue. Upon entering the lobby, you will notice the encased Torah scroll. This scroll (#1033) is one of over 1500 Torah scrolls that were gathered together in Prague from the synagogues of Bohemia and Moravia which were desolated by the Nazi official in charge of the Czech “Protectorate.” Its existence is witness to the “Eternity of Israel.” This Torah scroll has been assigned to Sutton Place Synagogue and is on permanent loan by the Memorial Scrolls Trust, London, England.
You are also invited to attend optional Shabbat services which begin at 6:15 PM.
Dinner is kosher.
Please email if there are any diestary restrictions.
Cost is $40 until 4/8/2015. $45 after.
Location: Sutton Place Synagogue
Address: 225 E 51st St, New York, NY (between 2nd and 3rd Ave)
Special Guest Speaker:
Lillian Berliner was born in 1928 in Cluj, Romania. Her homeland was occupied by the Germans in 1944 and she was transported to Auschwitz with her family. She was liberated in Bergen Belsen in 1945 and came to the U.S. two years later as a war bride. Lillian is a widow with two married sons and two grandchildren. She lives in Queens, New York, and continues to inspire everyone who knows her with her optimism, light, love and perseverance.
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Featured Speaker, Denise Krupit:
Denise was born in Alsace, the eastern part of France near the German/Swiss border, and was the second of three girls. Her mother was born in Hungary to Polish parents and emigrated to Alsace, her father was born in Poland, moved to Hungary, and then to moved to France where he met and married Denise’s mother. Both her parents were naturalized French citizens.
During the war, Denise was hidden with her sisters for two years in a Catholic women’s residence in Normandy. Only the Mother Superior and one other nun knew they were Jewish. Her parents remained in Paris and were hidden in a maid’s room for 2 years. They were reunited in September 1944 after Paris was liberated.
Tickets are $20 + $1.49 processing fee and include your first drink, soufaganiot and a guaranteed good time! Proceeds go towards food, beverage and 3GNY Education Program (WEDU).
3GNY’s own Alexis Fishman stars in a self-produced one-woman show, Club Gelbe Stern. Watch as a Jewish cabaret star in 1933 Berlin performs her final hour on stage before being sent away. Three performances at the Laurie Beechman Theater in Midtown.
- Wednesday, 9/30, 7pm
- Tuesday, 10/13, 7pm
- Tuesday 10/20, 7pm
$25 plus $20 food & beverage minimum. Doors open 5:30pm. Email us if you are interested in going with a group of other 3GNYers.