Events

Upcoming Events

For a complete listing of all of our events, details and events that we are partnering with other organizations on, please visit and LIKE our Boston3G Facebook page.

Plunder, Reparations, and Restorative Justice

December 1, 2021, 6-8 pm

Northeastern University


A collaboration between the Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Committee and the Fall 2021 Open Classroom will bring Menachem Kaiser, author of Plunder: A Memoir of Family Property and Nazi Treasure together in conversation with University Distinguished Professor of Law and Director, Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project at Northeastern University Margaret Burnham. What does reparation and justice look like for surviving generations of families with brutal histories who experienced immeasurable losses? Are there lessons to be learned from the German reparations that Holocaust survivors received?


This is a hybrid event. Northeastern students, faculty and staff are welcome to join in person but registration is required because of space limitations. Please register!


Members of the public are also welcome to register for this event. The live-stream link will be at https://packnetwork.com/openclassroom/


Co-sponsored by Northeastern University College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Departments of English and History, Africana Studies Program, Jewish Studies Program, Humanities Center, the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, the College of Arts, Media and Design, and by Boston 3G.

3G Forum: A Peer Support Group for Grandchildren of Holocaust survivors

First Thursday of Every Month @ 8:30 pm via Zoom


Join us to share stories, experiences, and feelings in relation to their families’ histories and current events. Topics will include:

- What is trauma and can it transcend generations?

- Anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues that are prevalent among 3Gers

- What it was like growing up with a 2G parent(s)

- What it was like growing up in a family that always talked about the Holocaust or never talked about the Holocaust

- How to talk to our younger children about the Holocaust and their families' histories

- Our reactions to the rise of anti-semitism in the U.S. (and worldwide)

- And much, much more!

Please email ThirdGenForums@gmail.com for zoom link or more info!

Interview with Amy Spitalnick from Integrity First for America

Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 8:00pm ET


Integrity First for America (IFA)'s landmark federal trial against the neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and hate groups that orchestrated the "Unite the Right" violence in Charlottesville began on Oct 25. Join us to learn about the important work of IFA and the landmark federal trial.


Amy Spitalnick, Executive Director, Integrity First For America

Amy Spitalnick, a 3G, is Executive Director at Integrity First for America. Amy has extensive experience in government, politics, and advocacy, including as Communications Director and Senior Policy Advisor to the New York Attorney General and Communications Advisor and Spokesperson for the New York City Mayor. Amy has been named a Women in Power Fellow at the 92nd Street Y, a Truman National Security Project Fellow, a City & State 40 Under 40 Rising Star, and a NY Jewish Week 36 Under 36 Changemaker.


Perhaps most notably, Amy and the team behind this case were recently dubbed “21st Century Nazi hunters” by the Forward.


This event, sponsored by 3GNY, 3GAZ, 3GDC, 3GNJ, 3GPhilly, 3GMiami, Boston 3G, and the JFCS Holocaust Center - 3GSF is free and open to the public.


Donate to IFA to support the legal team and to keep the plaintiffs and attorneys safe.


Please Register!

Boston 3G's First WEDU (We Educate) Virtual Training Session

Monday Evenings; 7-9 pm

October 4, 11, 8 and November 1

Location: Zoom


WEDU is a powerful educational initiative that empowers grandchildren of Holocacust survivors to learn and compellingly share their family's Holocaust experiences with students and community groups. Developed by 3GNY under the guidance of Facing History and Ourselves, WEDU prepares participants to learn and teach their family stories. Our ability to share authentic stories allows us to connect with people from different backgrounds and levels of understanding. This creates dialogue and inspires students to explore their own family history as an entry point to understand world history.


Email Boston3G@gmail.com for more information or to Register. (Please include a brief description of yourself and your family story)


Sessions are Open to ALL 3Gs in the Greater Boston area.

WEDU training spots are limited and in high demand.

$72 Suggested Donation to help cover the cost of the course led by professional staff

A Sampling of Past Events

Walking in the Steps of our Grandparents: A Virtual Panel Discussion with the Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors: Traveling Abroad to Explore our Shared History


Grandchildren (3Gs) of Holocaust survivors from the east coast joined together for a moderated online panel discussion with 3Gs who have traveled to their grandparents’ home countries to discover a deeper understanding of their family’s roots.

A 3G Perspective: Preserving the Memory of Auschwitz Survivors

Boston 3G and their 3G counterparts across the country, Canada and Israel joined forces on International Holocaust Remembrance Day to hear from the descendants of the Auschwitz camps in a panel discussion hosted by 3G Community leaders across the US and Israel.

Rocks of Remembrance

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.


6th Annual Yom HaShoah Frozen Memorial

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!

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

U.S. Holocaust Museum's Next Gen Mission

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.

Trauma & the Body

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.

Mezuzot & Challah Covers for Survivors

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.

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.

Havdalah of Remembrance

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.

'We Are Still Here' Film Screening

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.

Mishloach Manot for Holocaust Survivors

The 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."

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.

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

Boston 3G Paints the Town

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.

A Private Holocaust Art Tour at Pucker Gallery

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.