3GNY would like to thank everyone who was at the Shabbat Dinner on the
20th. The turnout was incredible — our largest yet – and we’re very
excited about the continued and growing interest. This was also the
first event of what will be an important and productive year for our
group.

We’d like to thank Makor for hosting and organizing the dinner,
especially Rachel Silverman, Makor’s rabbinic intern who lead the
service.

We’d also like to offer a special thanks to Thane Rosenbaum for giving
a novel and thoughtful talk about his book “The Golems of Gotham”. He
read a chapter from “Golems” and he also brought up several
Holocaust-related issues we have yet to discuss as a group. Of note:
the use of the Holocaust in works of fiction, how and where it’s been
trivialized (Thane touched upon Anne Frank’s diary and how the version
most of us know was watered down for public consumption – by her
father) and how suicide among Holocaust survivors is extremely rare.
This fact came up as Thane discussed the book’s main character, Ariel,
trying to bring back to life her grandparents – survivors who committed
suicide before she was born. These topics got people talking.

To continue discussing these issues and others, please visit the
discussion boards on our website: 3gnewyork.org

We look forward to seeing everyone at our next event:

Darfur: Raising Awareness Together
Tuesday, February 21st @ 8pm
Makor – 35 W. 67th St.

We’ll focus on the atrocities currently being committed in Darfur, and
how to bring attention to this tragedy and prevent others like it. More
details to come.

Please RSVP to info@3gnewyork.org

– 3GNY