3rd Annual Frozen Memorial

On Sunday, April 29, 2012 over 100 people gathered together to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day during our 3rd annual Frozen Memorial.  See below and click here to view more pictures from the event.

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Holocaust Commemoration Shabbat

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On Friday night, April 20, 2012, Boston 3G partnered with Havurah on the Hill for a lay-led, non-denominational Kabbalat Shabbat service in Vilna Shul’s historic sanctuary.  Boston 3G Board Member, Lisa Einstein spoke about her grandmother, Eva Selymes Reisner’s story and about her struggle to survive Auschwitz and the Holocaust.  Lisa also shared her own journey of traveling back to Hungary to research, translate and unnderstand her family’s remarkable story of survival.  Click here to learn more about Eva Selymes Reisner’s story.

Potluck in the Penthouse

On Friday night, February 3, 2012, 3Gs celebrated Shabbat together while sharing their grandparents’ stories and delicious homemade dishes.  Sarah Testa, a current journalism student, shared excerpts from her Master’s Thesis about the 3rd generation.  Testa interviewed several 3Gs and her work sparked conversation amongst all those who attended.

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3Gs Journey Back to Eastern Europe: Dinner and Discussion in the Sukkah

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On Sunday evening, October 16, 2011 3Gs gathered together in Congregation Kehilath Israel’s Sukkah for an evening of stories and discussion.  Hansjoerg (Hans) Stern, an Austrian survivor, spoke to the group about his family’s escape to Switzerland during WWII and his war years spent living in India.  He also spoke about his recent efforts, in conjunction with a researcher from the University of Salzburg, to uncover the restitution efforts of the Austrian government and Austrian banks.  The evening ended with a discussion about Europe and the various opportunities available for travel to these remarkable places.

Boston 3G Paints the Town

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On Wednesday, August 3, 2011, Boston 3G hosted an event at The Paint Bar in Newtonville.  Felice Cohen, the granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor, spoke about her book, “What Papa Told Me” and 3Gs painted a beautiful image of Jerusalem at Night. The evening was both fun and meaningful for all who attended.

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Yom HaShoah 2011 Events

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Yom HaShoah Havdalah: On Saturday night, April 30th, Boston 3G and the Riverway Project partnered on a meaningful Yom Hashoah Havdalah event.  Miss Massachusetts 2010, Loren Galler Rabinowitz, shared her family’s story with the group and Rabbi Matt Soffer led a beautiful and engaging Havdalah service.
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Frozen Memorial 2011: Over 70 Jewish young adults gathered together on May 1st to honor the memories of Holocaust survivors and those who perished.  Fanning out in Faneuil Hall, 3Gs captured the attention of passersby as they froze in place, on cue, for five minutes, sharing with the Boston community our promise to never forget.
Click here for additional pictures from the event.

Click here for pictures from the New England Holocaust Memorial’s 15th Anniversary Commemoration

Click here for a New Vilna Review article about Boston 3G’s Yom HaShoah Events

Click here for an article from Shalom Magazine on the Frozen Memorial

A Private Holocaust Art Tour at Pucker Gallery

On Sunday, January 23, 2011 3Gs had a private tour of Pucker Gallery, viewing the artwork of Holocaust survivor, Samuel Bak.  Mr. Bak was born in Poland in 1933 and survived with only his mother.  His collections express the destruction and dehumanization which make up his childhood memories.

Click here to see samples of Mr. Bak’s work.

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Hanukkah Potluck Shabbat Dinner

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On Friday, December 3, 2010, Boston 3Gs gathered together to celebrate the 3rd night of Hanukkah and Shabbat.  3Gs prepared dishes, shared family Hanukkah stories and socialized while enjoying a delicious meal.

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Boston Jewish Film Festival’s Oh What A Mess!

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On Thursday, November 4, 2010, Boston 3G acted as a community partner for the Boston Jewish Film Festival’s screening of Oh What a Mess!  3Gs enjoyed a funny, but thought provoking film and had the unique opportunity to speak with the film’s director, Dirk Regel. 

Cafe Europa Intergenerational Brunch

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On Sunday, August 29, 2010 the Holocaust community gathered together for an intergenerational brunch.  Over 200 members of the survivor community enjoyed a delicious meal, accompanied by dancing, singing and comedy. 
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Boston 3G’s 1st Happy Birthday Event!

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On Sunday, July 18th 2010, Boston 3G celebrated its one year anniversary!  3G, Jeff Fritz, spoke     about his experiences visiting Europe with his grandfather.  B3Gs enjoyed dinner, hearing Jeff’s story and marking Boston 3G’s first year in the community!

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Frozen Memorial

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On Sunday, April 11, 2010, Boston 3G and Israel Campus Roundtable co-sponsored a Frozen Memorial in Faneuil Hall to honor Holocaust Remembrance Day.  Dozens of 3Gs and supporters froze in place at 1:20 pm in memory of the 1.2 million Jewish children who perished in the Holocaust.  This unique and modern twist on a “moment of silence” was covered by the Boston Globe, the Jewish Advocate and ECTV from Emerson College and was a way to keep alive the memory of the Holocaust. 

Click here for the April 11th Boston Globe Article

Click here for the April 12th Boston Globe Article

Click here for additional coverage from the event (including the Jewish Advocate and the Lexington Minuteman)

Click here for the April 20th Article in The Huffington Post

Click here for pictures from the event

Click here for a YouTube Video of the event