3gSF is a forum based in the Bay Area for grandchildren of Holocaust survivors (3Gs) to meet, connect and explore our shared history. The mission of 3gSF is to serve as a living link between the history of the Holocaust and today. A program of the JFCS Holocaust Center, 3gSF uses their personal connection to the Holocaust to inspire understanding, moral courage and social responsibility.  Our goal is building a community of Jewish young adults to connect and engage in our common family histories.

Upcoming events:

Sunday, January 22, 2017
Please join 3gSF for a guided tour and conversation with the new exhibit: From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. The tour will highlight 3-4 specific pieces that will be the focal point of the conversation. Over lunch, we’ll continue the conversation of the connection between the art viewed and our own family history. Registration is required. Learn more >

Past events include:

  • 3gSF Conversations: One of 3gSF’s largest events of the year, this evening included a catered kosher dinner and a discussion with Gloria, a  local survivor, in conversation with a member of the leadership team.
  • San Francisco Jewish Film Festival: Each summer, members gather for an outing to the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. This year, members screened ‘A La Vie’, a film about three woman who met in Auschwitz reuniting for a holiday weekend.
  • Café by the Bay Chanukah Party: 3gSF joined the volunteer team for the annual JFCS Café by the Bay Chanukah party for Bay Area survivors. Members of 3g helped with serving, singing, and schmoozed with survivors.
  • Exploration of Transgenerational Trauma: An introductory look at the psychological effects of the Holocaust on the 3rd generation, this meeting presented an opportunity to explore how trauma is experienced, processed, and passed on.

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Funding for this initiative is supported by the Mitzi and Adolf Wilner Memorial Fund.