Rocks of Remembrance

On May 1, 2016, Boston 3G’s little ones (the 4Gs) participated in their first official Yom HaShoah commemoration. To help honor Holocaust Remembrance Day, 3Gs worked with their 4Gs to find rocks, painted them for peace, talked to them about the importance of being kind to one another no matter one’s differences and then particapated in the city wide commemoration. The kids aged 1 – 15 years old led a procession of survivors and the rest of those attending to the NE Holocaust Memorial waving Israeli and American flags to welcome them. Kaddish was said at the memorial and the children placed their rock on the granite plaque at the entrance of the memorial. The placing of the rock was to symbolize the Jewish custom done at gravesites to serve as a sign to others that someone has visited the grave. Our hope is that our children’s brightl colored rocks of peace will also symbolize hope for the future.

 This program was supported in part by a Young Adult Community Grant from Combined Jewish Philanthropies.

2016 Yom HaShoah Frozen Memorial

On May 1, 2016 members of Boston 3G and even 4Gs gathered at Faneuil Hall for the annual 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!

cjp_support_by_blueThis program was supported in part by a Young Adult Community Grant from Combined Jewish Philanthropies.

Mazel Tov Liz and Josh!

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Mazel tov to Boston 3G’s very own Elizabeth (Bobrow) Hipsman and Joshua Hipsman on their marriage! Liz and Josh met two years ago while on a trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for their 20th anniversary celebration. We wish you a lifetime of happiness!  You truly are the light that shines out of the darkness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Holocaust Museum’s Next Gen Mission

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On March 8th members of Boston 3G traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Next Generation Mission program.  It was a wonderful and moving weekend and it was so nice meeting other 3Gs from around the country with similar missions.

5th Annual Frozen Memorial!

 

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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!

cjp_support_by_blueThis program was supported in part by a Young Adult Community Grant from Combined Jewish Philanthropies.

Mezuzot & Challah Covers for Survivors

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On August 14th members of Boston 3G gathered to decorate Mezuzot and Challah covers for Holocaust Survivors.  Together we painted and decorated over 100 pieces of beautiful Judaica for the survivors.

On Sunday August 18th, these gifts were presented to local Survivors at their semi-annual Cafe Europa gathering.  They were thrilled and tremendously appreciative of the gesture.  A huge thanks to all of the volunteer artists who participated in this event!

This event was in partnership with CJP’s ‘Summer of Service’ community service program.

Click here to check out more pictures from these events!

 

4th Annual Frozen Memorial!

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On April 7th, 2013, Boston 3G members gathered along Quincy Market to raise awareness of Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) and the importance of Holocaust education. More than 100 of us froze in place, on cue, for 6 minutes during the busy weekend bustle in honor of the 6 Million Jews who perished in the Holocaust.

Click here for pictures from this year’s event.

Thanks to everyone who participated, hope to see you again next year!

 

Mishloach Manot for Holocaust Survivors

2012-02-18 Mishloach Manot 021713 004The mitzvah of giving mishloach manot is spelled out in the Book of Esther, which enjoins the Jewish people to observe the days of Purim “as days of feasting and gladness, and sending portions of food to one another.”

On Sunday, Feb 17, Boston 3G helped fulfill this mitzvah by putting together mishloach manot packages for local Holocaust Survivors, ensuring that each Holocaust survivor knows that they are being thought of and loved during this time.

We had a great group of 3G volunteers on hand to assemble the packages and received a warm response from the survivor community upon receipt of the package.

Check out photos from the day!

Special thanks to CJP for a grant that helped to provide funds for this project.

Havdalah of Remembrance

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On Saturday evening January 26th, members of Boston 3G gathered together with the Riverway Project to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance day through a moving Havdalah Service. We were fortunate to have author of ‘Sidonia’s Thread,’ Hanna Marcus with us who shared the beautiful story about her and her mother.

Please click here for pictures from the event.

 

Trauma & the Body

On Monday night November 21st, 30 members of Boston 3G joined researcher Merissa Nathan Gerson to learn about and discuss the affects of the trauma of our past on our present selves. Merissa is a graduate student in Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. Her research for many years now has focused on how the Holocaust affects the bodies and psyches of the children and grandchilren of survivors. For the months of October and November, she has continued her research at Hebrew College in Newton. Merissa’s work has been published in the Jewish Journal, Lillith and the Jewish Daily Forward.
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Breaking the Silence

On Thursday night October 11th, 40+ Boston 3G members gathered to listen to a panel discussion about the One-by-One organization.  Dr. Martina Emme, German founder of the organziation and one of Boston 3Gs members who participated in the program this summer, share their stories of pain, guilt, anguish, loss and fear associated with bringing together the descendants of Nazi perpetrators and the descendants of Holcoaust Survivors.  It was a meaningful and thought provoking evening and we are grateful that the participants were so open and willing to share with us. Click here for pictures from the event.

To read more about the One-by- One organization, click here.

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‘We Are Still Here’ Film Screening

On Thursday, August 23, 2012 Boston 3G gathered at the Coolidge Corner Theater to watch ‘We Are Still Here,’ a documentary by Emmy-nominated producer and filmmaker Evan Kleinman.After the screening we spent some time with Evan discussing the film and what it has meant to him and his family. Below are a few pictures from the event, Click Here to see more. To learn more about Evan’s documentary and to purchase a copy, click here.

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