Welcome to Boston 3G!


Boston 3G, Inc. is a non-profit organization that creates an outlet for Holocaust remembrance in Greater Boston, focusing on the perspective of the third generation. Our mission is to explore our shared history to keep the memories of survivors alive and to bring together anyone who is committed to ‘Never Forget’ and ‘Never Again’.

We invite you to join our email list to stay informed of upcoming events or feel free to contact us with any thoughts or questions.


  • Boston 3G Call for Submissions!

    book1Boston 3G is excited to announce that we are now accepting submissions for a third generation anthology. We are looking for your best original non fiction work telling us how being a grandchild of a Holocaust survivor has shaped who you have become.  Please ensure the voice is from the perspective of you, the grandchild of a Holocaust survivor.  Submissions should be 500-3,000 words in length.  We are particularly interested in hearing about your quirks, your challenges, your joys, and your interesting nuances growing up in a survivor family. There is a rolling deadline for submissions so please continue to send in your work.   We welcome submissions from nationwide and abroad as well!
    Online submissions only.  Please email submissions to Submissions@Boston3G.org and include your name, address, and phone number.  For questions, please email Boston3G@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events

Holocaust Survivor Holiday Visitation Program - An information and training session

February 01, 2015 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
384 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA

Interested in hearing about a meaningful volunteer opportunity helping local Holocaust survivors?  On February 1st Jewish Family & Children’s Service will be running a training and informational session for their Survivor Holiday Visitation Program, just for Boston 3G.  Any 3Gs interested in learning more about this program and how to become a volunteer are encouraged to attend!


About the program and training:

We all want to ensure that survivors of the Holocaust understand that they are loved and remembered. In light of this, Schechter Holocaust Services, a division of JF&CS, matches survivors with 2nd and 3rd generations for holiday visits on Rosh Hashana, Chanukkah, Purim, Peseach, and Shavuot. Visits are usually an hour in length and can involve going for a walk, doing a crossword puzzle, sharing stories of children, and looking at pictures. Many of these matches have continued for years and have evolved into monthly visits. We are very proud of this program and hope you will want to be part of it!

We currently have a waiting list and would love to match as many survivors as possible by Purim. The program requires a training session but to accommodate schedules, we are doing a group training on Sunday, 2/1 from 1:00-2:30 at Kehillath Israel Synagogue in Brookline. Snacks will be provided and we hope you can attend. Even if you don’t think you are free now, but want to volunteer in the future, we would love to see you.

If you are unable to attend but are interested or have questions, please contact Elyse Rast, Manager of Outreach and Education, at erast@jfcsboston.org.

Past Events

  • 5th Annual Frozen Memorial!



    On May 4th, members of Boston 3G gathered for the 5th consecutive year at Faneuil Hall for our Frozen Memorial event.  The Frozen Memorial is a unique moment silence, a ‘Frozen Flash Mob,’ where we freeze in place in the middle of Faneuil Marketplace for six minutes, in honor of the six million.  The purpose of this event is to not only honor those who were lost, but to raise awareness and educate our community about the tragedies of the Holocaust.  Thank you to all who participated, this event would not be a success without you!

    To see pictures for this year’s event, click HERE!

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