Past events

2nd WEDU Open-Mic

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

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm
Private Residence on Upper West Side (West End Av/70th Street)
RSVP to felfish@aol.com for address

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 this open forum 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

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3GNY Featured on Brooklyn Independent Media

3GNY’s Felice Cohen and Shira Ginsburg appeared on Brooklyn Independent Media’s BK Live program “Holocaust Stories” on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

Joining Felice and Shira were Elihu Kover (Nazi Victim Services, Selfhelp) and Sally Shatzkes (Witness Theater and Yeshivah of Flatbush).

Felice spoke about WEDU, the impact of school visits and her book What Papa Told Me.  Shira spoke about her one-woman show Bubbe’s Kitchen.

Please watch the whole segment.

Volunteer for WEDU’s 11th Class!

Please join other 3G activists for WEDU’s FIFTH year and 11th Training Class! Our Fall Training will be held September 16, 23 and 30.

WEDU (We Educate) is 3GNY’s education initiative created to empower grandchildren of survivors to bring our family stories and lessons of the Holocaust to school classrooms. Developed under the guidance of Facing History and Ourselves, WEDU prepares participants to learn and share their family stories.

More about WEDU:

Since our launch in Spring of 2010, WEDU has been successful with more than 50 classroom visits, and has reached over 1,000 students, visiting over 15 schools, including the Satellite Academy, The Beacon School, Bronx Lighthouse Charter School, Forest Hills High School, PS 363, Livingston High School, and more.

Overview:
· Commitment will be 3 training sessions (3 hours each), weeknights, dinner provided, spread out over 1 ½ months. Once you are comfortable sharing your story (you’ll get plenty of practice and support in the trainings), we can help you schedule a school visit.

· There will be 2 training sessions (group size usually 10-12 people) at the Facing History and Ourselves offices. http://www.facinghistory.org/ Educators will help craft your story and provide a forum for practice.

· A third practice session, with extra support from WEDU alumni, held at the offices of Proskauer Rose. We connect you to a school. Typically, two speakers share a class.

· For additional details, please check out the WEDU page on this site. There is a questionnaire in the top-left corner that will help you start the process.

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3GNY’s Dana Arschin, a reporter for News 12 Brooklyn, reports on Holocaust survivors in Brooklyn, home to the largest number of survivors in New York. Many of them fear their stories are being lost.

“Holocaust Survivors Living Legacy” is a two part report which aired Monday and Tuesday, August 25 and 26, 2014 [3GNY and WEDU are mentioned in the second part of the story.]

Fall Shabbat Dinner

Join 3GNY and the Young Leadership Associates of American Society for Yad Vashem for a special Shabbat Dinner.

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Friday, September 19, 2014 (Cocktails at 6:15 pm; Dinner at 7:00 pm)
Park East Synagogue
163 E. 67th Street, New York, NY 10021
Tickets: $100; Please register online
(additional sponsorship opportunities available online)

Guest Speaker: Michael Zeiger

Born in Zborov, Ukraine, Michael Zeiger fled Nazi persecution as a child and for two terrifying years, Michael, his mother, father, brother and two children whose parents were captured by the Nazis, lived in a 4-foot-deep hole under the barn of Righteous Gentile, Anton Suchinsky, where they were afraid to even light a candle.

Michael’s father told stories to keep the children occupied. The quarters were so cramped, the adults could not stand. The Zeigers left the hiding place once the town was liberated by the Soviet Army in 1945.

After spending two years in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany, Michael came to the United States where he received his formal education. After obtaining an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy (Naval Intelligence), along with his father and brother of Blessed Memory, he started the widely known company Admiral Wine Merchants.

Michael resides in Randolph, New Jersey with his wife, Rochelle. The Zeigers are the proud parents of three children and nine grandchildren.

Please join us for Shabbat Dinner as Michael shares his remarkable story of survival.

For more information, please contact Rachelle Grossman, Event Coordinator, at rgrossman@yadvashemusa.org

For more on American Society for Yad Vashsem: www.YadVashemUSA.org

 

Europe on the Brink: The Current Rise in Anti-Semitism

Thank you for joining 3GNY and AJC-ACCESS NY as we explored the recent events occuring throughout Europe and elsewhere, and our community’s response.

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Europe on the Brink: The Current Rise in Anti-Semitism
Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
AJC Offices,
165 E. 56th Street (btwn Lexington and 3rd aves) New York, NY

Jewish communities throughout Europe are increasingly threatened. Physical attacks against Jews and Jewish institutions are on the rise. Anti-Semitic discourse has been mainstreamed as never before, and Jews are fleeing in record numbers.

We explored these disturbing trends, with a focus on how Israel has been used to stoke this bigotry not just in Europe, but worldwide.

Ellisa Sagor, AJC’s Director of Marketing and Strategic Communications briefed us on the situation and led a Q&A.

Click here for background on recent developments, and AJC’s response.

Please also see these resources.  (We viewed the AJC-Berlin video at the event)

RESOURCES:

Letter from a Nonagenarian – read the full text of the letter from AJC Director David Harris’ 90 year old mother about anti-Semitism in Europe.

AJC Berlin Video – Anti-Semitism in Europe – share the video that we saw last night about the situation in Berlin.

In a recent NY Times op-ed, Deborah E. Lipstadt’s discusses many of the situations and examples shared by Ellisa during her briefing. “Why Jews Are Worried” explores the concerns for today’s Jews in Europe. As Dr. Lipstadt states, “This is not another Holocaust, but it’s bad enough.”

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
Private Residence on Upper West Side (68th Street)
Please email felfish@aol.com for address details

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.