In an effort to keep our community connected, 3GNY will spread the word about other groups’ and individuals’ events, initiatives and resources that may be of interest to us:

EVENTS

Monday, February 13

Jeffrey Peck discusses his book “New Jews in a New Germany Post-Holocaust Identities in a Unified Nation,” followed by booksigning, 5:30 p.m.
Leo Baeck Institute at Center for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th St., RSVP to (212) 744-6400. $5, members; $10, non-members.

Wednesday, February 15

Ever Again examines the resurgence of violent antisemitism and terrorism that threatens Europe and all of Western civilization. Produced by the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Moriah Films, two-time Academy Award-winner for Best Documentary Feature: Genocide (1980) and the Long Way Home (1997). This film is in memory of Marcy Sirulnick. The Screening will be followed by a tour of the New York Tolerance Center

When: Doors open 7pm / Screening starts 7:30pm
Where: New York Tolerance Center, 226 E. 42nd Street (bet 2nd & 3rd Ave.)
Price: $18 / as capacity is limited, tickets are available only online
http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=103891

Sunday, February 19

Thanks to Myra for speaking at our organization’s Yiddish Event –
A Gantsn Tog Af Yidish / A Whole Day In Yiddish: Lectures, Workshops, Kosher Lunch, Singing, Dancing – all revolving around the theme of Yiddish Folklore
Contact Information: 212-889-0381, www.yugntruf.org

Workmen’s Circle Building
45 East 33rd St. NY, NY 10016 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $30, $25 members, $15 students

Sunday, February 26

Author D. Dina Friedman will be reading from her debut novel for young adults, ESCAPING INTO THE NIGHT, published by Simon and Schuster this month. Based on factual accounts of underground encampments that saved Jews during World War II, this important book brings a footnote of history to center stage. Twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. For more information, visit www.ddinafriedman.com.

“Friedman has done impressive research into this inspiring and little-known aspect of the Jewish resistance” ?Time Out New York for Kids magazine
Place: Books of Wonder book store, 18 West 18th St. (between Fifth and Sixth Aves)
Time: 1:30-3:30pm
For more information, contact alexandra.cooper@simonandschuster.com .

Sunday, March 12

SYMPOSIUM and ACTION FAIR A Call to Action on Darfur 12 PM Action Fair

Participants include Jerry Fowler, Director, Committee on Conscience (USHMM); Kenneth Roth, Director, Human Rights Watch; with introductory remarks by Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue.

Is there a humanitarian imperative to reach out to those in need?
Is it possible to be compassionate and strategic?
How can Darfur be stabilized?
Understanding of the current situation in Darfur and the refugee camps in neighboring Chad. Activists, aid workers, thinkers, policy makers, and lay people will provide the tools necessary to raise awareness and take action.
Representatives from Human Rights Watch, the Committee on Conscience (USHMM), the Genocide Intervention Network, and others, will be on hand throughout the day for an action fair in the Museum’s education wing.

The Museum will also present a screening of the MTV documentary Translating Genocide: Three Students Journey to Sudan.

Free with suggested donation

http://www.ticketweb.com/user/?region=nyc&query=detail&event=652009&interface=mjhnyc

Monday, March 13

The Broadway Purim Shpiel.
www.2ndbroadwaypurimshpiel.com

This year on Monday evening, March 13, the Taglit-birthright israel alumni community in New York will produce its largest and most widely promoted event to date: “The Broadway Purim Shpiel”. Co-chaired by philanthropists Michael Steinhardt, Charles Bronfman and Lynn Schusterman, the event will feature cast members from top Broadway shows (Mamma Mia, The Producers, Avenue Q, etc.) who will participate in a performance before an audience of 750 at the Hudson Theater. The performance will be a comic telling of the Purim story interwoven with selections from the various Broadway plays.

The event has been generously underwritten by their co-chairs, so everything we raise from ticket sales and sponsorships will be donated to the birthright israel Foundation to help send hundreds of people on future birthright israel trips.

For more information or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Adina@jeconline.com
Tickets for Taglit-birthright israel Alumni are $55 with registration code (limited number, first come-first serve), or $75 for mezzanine level, $100 for orchestra level.

For tickets:

http://www.jeconline.com/signFromPopUp.php?hd=The%20Broadway%20Purim%20Shpiel