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:

Researching Our Roots
Wed., Jan. 31, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
JFCS Holocaust Center, San Francisco

What do you know about your family history? Join 3gSF for an evening with the President of the Jewish Genealogical Society as we explore our family heritage in Europe. We’ll be utilizing the resources in the Tauber Holocaust Library and Archives to learn about some great tools for exploring our family research.
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Emigre Community Gala
Sat., February 3
Four Seasons Hotel, San Francisco

The event of the year! Beautifully-dressed young Jewish people party and celebrate the work JFCS is doing in the Emigre Community. Special ticket price is $220 for those 35 and under.
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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.
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum: 3gSF toured “From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art” at the CJM and explored the connection between the art of the exhibition and their shared history.
  • San Francisco Jewish Film Festival: Each summer, members gather for an outing to the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. Last year members screened ‘A La Vie’, a film about three woman who met in Auschwitz reuniting for a holiday weekend.
  • Café by the Bay Hanukkah Party: 3gSF joined the volunteer team for the annual JFCS Café by the Bay Hanukkah 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.

3gSF in the News:

Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors Unite! >

3rd generation assumes mantle of preserving survivors’ stories >

Get involved! Contact Morgan Blum Schneider at MorganB@jfcs.org.

Join the 3gSF Facebook page.
Funding for this initiative is supported by the Mitzi and Adolf Wilner Memorial Fund.

Holocaust Survivor with Students

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