Past events

Still Here: Honoring Survivors Through Photos and Words

Thank you for joining 3GNY and Selfhelp at the Museum of Jewish Heritage for this unique project on Monday, June 9, 2014

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Holocaust survivors and liberators were invited to participate in a project that honors their legacies.

Brian Marcus, professional photographer and grandson of Holocaust survivor Fred Marcus, and June Hersh, bestselling author of Recipes Remembered, are gathering images and quotes, with the goal of creating a traveling gallery exhibit and book.

Participants had a private photo session with Brian where they were photographed individually as well as with family members.  June then interviewed participants about their experiences during the war to elicit a meaningful quote to accompany the photographs.  As a thank you, each participant received a professional 8X10 portrait.

WEDU Open Mic

Come join WEDU alumni for an evening of wine and light bites at our first ever WEDU Open Mic!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 7-9 pm
The home of Aviva Jukobowicz
73 W. 68th Street, Apt. 108 (just east of Columbus Ave)

Have you gone through training but have yet to speak in front of a class?  Or maybe it’s just been a while and you’re wanting to practice.  Now’s your chance.  We welcome your participation and encourage you to join even if you don’t want to share. If you have yet to participate in WEDU, we encourage you to attend and either observe or give the open mic a shot!

Come, have a nosh, sip some kosher wine and get up in front of your peers and do a few minutes of your spiel.  We want to help make your talk the best it can be.

Any questions, please email: felfish@aol.com

 

Picturing Moral Courage: The Rescuers

3GNY invites you to join us for Picturing Moral Courage: The Rescuers.

Thursday, February 6, 2014 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Jewish Enrichment Center: 38 W 13th Street, btwn 5th & 6th aves

Rescuers is an exhibition of photographs and extraordinary stories from the Holocaust, and the genocides that occurred in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, and Cambodia. These are remarkable stories about ordinary heroes who resisted overwhelming tides of prejudice and violence to risk their lives saving members from enemy groups.

In partnership with PROOF: Media for Social Justice, this special event will include a panel discussion with PROOF Executive Director Leora Kahn and experts on topics from Human Rights law to the psychology of moral courage.

Wine and cheese reception to follow.

Admission is Free, but registration is required

For any questions about the event, please email: julia@birthrightisraelalumni.com

 

3GNY’s Winter Shabbat Dinner

Join us for 3GNY’s Winter Shabbat Dinner

Friday, January 25, 2013
7:00 pm

Ladino Restaurant: Kosher Tapas Bar & Grill
Our shabbat dinner features a three-course Latin dinner, including wine!
940 8th Avenue, @ 56th Street
www.ladinogrill.com

Cost: $75

Seating is limited. To purchase your tickets, please click HERE

GUEST SPEAKER ANNOUNCED:

Featuring guest speaker Lyuba Abramowich, Holocaust survivor and partisan fighter.

Lyuba Abramowich is originally from Slonim, Poland (This area later became Belorussia). After losing her husband, only son, and entire family in a massacre, she fled to the forest and joined the partisans in August 1942. Lyuba fought as a soldier in all the battles of her brigade, and also helped to care for the wounded. For one of her missions, she organized a group of seven women partisans (including herself) to blow up a train. By the end of the war, she had helped to derail 18 enemy troop trains.

To hear the rest of Lyuba’s story, please join us at the dinner.

We look forward to seeing you on January 25.

 

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Film Screening: The Lion of Judah

Join the 3GNY community and the Birthright Alumni/JEC community for a screening of the special documentary, The Lion of Judah.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
7:15 – 8:30 p.m. – Film, 8:30 p.m. – Q&A

Movie begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. Please arrive a few minutes early.Cost: $11 per ticket. Purchase tickets HERE.
Proceeds from ticket sales will go to support future JEC/Birthright Alumni Community trips to Poland.Location: Quad Cinema
34 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011

The documentary film “The Lion of Judah,” was inspired by the Jewish Enrichment Center’s (JEC) Birthright Alumni Community 2010 trip to Poland and Prague. This award-winning film follows Holocaust survivor Leo Zisman as he travels with JEC participants back to Auschwitz, bravely sharing the horrors he endured during the war. The film not only recounts Leo’s experience during humanity’s darkest period, but it also shines a light on the next generation of Jews, and what all of us can do to make sure history never repeats itself. Learn more about the film and view the trailer.

There will be a special Q&A tailored for a 3G audience following the film, which will include Director Matt Mindell, Producer Joe Kavitski, and potentially some participants from the trip.

For more information, please email info@3gnewyork.org.

3GNY presents a screening of the film Nicholas Winton: The Power of Good

3GNY and The Museum of Tolerance New York present a screening of the film Nicholas Winton: The Power of Good
7pm – Light Reception and Tour
8pm – Film Screening
Cost: $36.  Click here to register

A gripping documentary about the courage and determination of a young English man, Nicolas Winton, who saved the lives of 669 children during the Holocaust. Between March 13 and August 2, 1939, Nicholas Winton organized 8 transports to take children from Prague to new homes in Great Britain, and kept it a secret until in 1988 when his wife discovered a scrapbook documenting his heroic mission. Winton “had an intuition” about the fate of the Jews when he visited Prague in 1939 and he quietly but decisively got down to the business of saving lives. We learn how only two countries, Sweden and Britain, answered his call to harbor the young refugees; how documents had to be forged; and how once foster parents signed for the children on delivery, it was the last he saw of them.

Hanna Slone, one of the 669 children, will host a Q&A following the film.

3GNY Movie Screening at the Museum of Tolerance: Nicholas Winton - The Power of Good

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“I am Carrying the Holocaust in my Pocket” Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion

 “I am Carrying the Holocaust in my Pocket” documentary screening & panel discussion with Producer & Director, Dr. Rivka Bekerman-Greenberg

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 7pm-9pm

JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th St., New York, NY 10023

Event ticket: $36 per person — Purchase Event Ticket here

“I am Carrying the Holocaust in my Pocket” is a 1-hour documentary based on a ten-week therapy group for grandchildren of survivors led by Dr. Rivka Bekerman-Greenberg, a psychoanalyst and child of survivors, during the winter and spring of 2011. The film portrays the multiple voices of four third-generation women — a writer, dancer, singer and social work student — who speak candidly about their grandparents’ stories of trauma and survival, and the impact it had on their lives. The interviews are interwoven with clips taken from the women’s art.

3GNY Outing to Off Broadway Play “The Soap Myth”

The Soap Myth
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Black Box Theatre
111 W. 46th Street, NYC
Tickets: $40 per person (normally $55, but use code “MYTH3G” for group discount)

Click HERE to register.

This is a special opportunity to join other 3Gs together to see a new off-Broadway play called “The Soap Myth,” about a young investigative journalist who works to unravel a story about the Holocaust and combat deniers. The show is a serious investigation of history, but it is also a very touching and human story about the friendship between the journalist and a Holocaust survivor.

We have a discounted group rate for our group, and after the play we’re invited to participate in an exclusive Q&A session with the play’s director Jeff Cohen. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

For more information on the play, visit thesoapmyth.com

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3GNY Intergenerational Brunch

3GNY Intergenerational Brunch
Sunday, April 29, 2012
12 – 3 pm
Congregation Chasam Sopher
10 Clinton St., Lower East Side, New York City

Price: $36 per person

Purchase tickets HERE

3GNY invites you, your parents, grandparents, siblings and friends to our fifth annual Intergenerational Brunch. We are honored to have special guest speaker Anna Pasternak, who will share her story of survival and perseverance. Enjoy a delicious catered brunch as well as a tour of the 150 year old synagogue Chasam Sopher.

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About Anna Pasternak:

Anna Pasternak was born in Zbydniow, a village in Southern Poland. In early October 1939, the Germans invaded, occupied the area, and a few days later Anna, her parents and two younger brothers were expelled from their home and ordered to go East. For eight months they lived in Janow, a small town near Lemberg (currently Lvov, Ukraine). In July 1940, Soviet soldiers came at night, loaded them into cattle cars and sent them to labor camps in Siberia together with thousands of others. After Siberia and some wanderings the family lived in Kazakhstan for four years. In 1946 they returned to Poland to discover the horrors of the Holocaust, yet the family never returned to their ancestral hometown. Anna came to the U.S. in 1955, where she became an active member of several Jewish organizations. She speaks several languages, has taught nursery school and for the past 30 years has been actively involved in the real estate business.

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Food for Thought: Recipes Remembered Book Talk and Cooking Demonstration

Featuring June Hersh, author of Recipes Remembered, A Celebration of Survival

Thursday, March 29, 2012, 6:30 p.m.

The Jewish Museum
Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
New York City

Thank you for joining us for this wonderful evening!

The books purchased in advance will be available for pickup at the event, and books will also be on sale at the event. June will be autographing the books that evening. Proceeds from book sales benefit the Museum of Jewish Heritage and 3GNY.

Thank you for joining us for this delicious and lively evening focused on food and storytelling with June Hersh, author of Recipes Remembered, A Celebration of Survival. June discussed her book, including some of the stories, and there was Q&A following. Her presentation is tailored specifically for the 3G audience, so this is a special opportunity exclusively for our group.

After we heard from June, Executive Chef David Teyf of LOX at the Jewish Museum showed us how to prepare some recipes from and inspired by June’s book.

Recipes Remembered is a cookbook and collection of stories wrapped into one. To create it, June personally interviewed over 80 Holocaust survivors and their families. Along the way, she discovered remarkable and uplifting stories of strength and resilience. The recipes in the book are authentic and include culinary creations from all around the world. To learn more about June and her book, visit JuneHersh.com, or view a great Fox News interview from December 2011.

For more information, please e-mail info@3gnewyork.org or visit www.3gnewyork.org.

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