3GNY's Second Annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration Service

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Hope everyone had a nice Passover!  We wanted to remind everyone to please RSVP to the 3GNY YomHaShoah Commemoration Service to remember the 6 million Jews who perished during the Holocaust. The service will feature multiple 3G speakers, candlelighting, and recitation of names.

Date: April 24, 2017 Time: 7PM-9PM Location: Stanton Street Shul, 180 Stanton St, New York, NY 10002

We ask that you please send photos of your family members that you would like to commemorate to 3gstories@3gnewyork.org. Photo submissions will be featured on a rotating loop throughout the service.

This is a free event, but we ask that you RSVP to reserve your spot.

Don't forget to join the Facebook event and invite your friends.

WEDU Open Mic Night October 27th

Retro microphone on stage in restaurant. Blurred background Did you just complete WEDU training and want to get your talk up on its feet?

Or maybe it's been a while since you've spoken in a school and you want to brush up your presentation?

Or are you simply wondering what the heck all this WEDU stuff is about anyway?!?

3GNY's WEDU OPEN MIC NIGHT IS FOR YOU!  Join 3GNY for a casual and super fun "open mic" night, where in a nonjudgmental, fun and relaxed environment you can have the opportunity to practice your talk or get a sense of what WEDU is all about.

We will have time for approximately 8-10 speakers, so please email wedu@3gnewyork.org once you've purchased your ticket if you want to speak.

Wine and Pizza will be served!*

Date: Thursday, October 27th7-9.30pm Location: 555 West 23rd St, New York, NY (between 10th and 11th Aves) When you arrive ask the doorman to direct you to the common room for the 3G event. Ticket Price: $10 *Kosher Dietary Laws observed

Buy Tickets Here

3GStories Launch: November 2, 2016

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3GNY is introducing @3GStories, a digital collection of memories and tributes to our grandparents who survived the Holocaust. 3GStories is our very own “Humans of New York” style Instagram and Facebook feed, with the goal to have enough submissions to upload a new photo weekly and build this to be a digital archive of Holocaust survivors and their stories.

Join us as we launch this exciting new initiative and to learn how you can contribute your family story.  We will be serving wine, cheese, and other snacks.

Date: Wednesday, November 2 at 7pmLocation: Cesar Showroom Address: 50 West 23rd St., New York, NY Ticket Price: $18, $25 after Oct. 30th *Kosher Dietary Laws observed

Buy Tickets Here

Please contact events@3gnewyork.org with any questions about events.

3GNY Hiking in Van Cortlandt Park

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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 events@3gnewyork.org

September 16th Shabbat Dinner

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Buy Tickets Here

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 events@3gnewyork.org

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.

August 28th Hiking Trip

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Date: Sunday August 28, 2016 10:00AM Place: Wave Hill Address: West 249th St. and Independence Ave. (Front Gate) Directions: https://www.wavehill.org/visit/directions/ Cost: $8 admission to Wave Hill. Brunch optional.

Please RSVP to events@3gnewyork.org

3GNY Spring Shabbat Dinner

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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

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.

Buy Tickets Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3gny-spring-shabbat-dinner-4-15-2016-tickets-23722558812

Winter 2016 Shabbat Dinner

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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.

Theater Event: "Club Gelbe Stern"

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 5:30pmEmail us if you are interested in going with a group of other 3GNYers.

www.clubgelbestern.com

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Spring Shabbat Dinner

Join fellow 3G's for a casual Shabbat Dinner, and help us plan future dinners! Friday, April 24, 2015, 8pm The Brownstone, 224 E. 12th Street, New York, NY 10003 Cost: $35; Pay via this link * The meal will be kosher

Our December and March dinners were big successes!  People have enjoyed the more private, casual setting where it's easier to connect with old friends and make new ones.

We're also working on a special guest speaker.  We'll keep you posted!  To confirm your spot, please pay via the paypal link above.

We look forward to seeing you on the 24th!

Any questions, please email us at info@3gnewyork.org

Note: Please let us know if you are interested in hosting a 3G Shabbat Dinner or other social event at your home, or if you would like to plan other 3G events.

Fall Shabbat Dinner

Join fellow 3G's for a casual Shabbat Dinner, and help us plan future dinners! Friday, December 5, 2014  Private home on Upper West Side (RSVP for address) Tickets: $20; Please pay here

Join us for the first of many private, casual Shabbat dinners with fellow 3gs and supporters. There will be no speaker or theme, just an opportunity to connect with old friends and make new ones.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please RSVP to: Felice Cohen at felfish@aol.com

Note: Please let us know if you are interested in hosting a 3G Shabbat Dinner or other social event at your home, or if you would like to plan other 3G 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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