camaraderie and support for Holocaust survivors, their descendants and the community at-large.
Café Europa is a social and support program for Holocaust survivors, descendants, family and friends. Each month, a luncheon is held where participants can socialize, reconnect with old friends, make new friends, and enjoy speakers, live music or other entertainment. Café Europa luncheons are partially funded through the Conference on Material Claims Against Germany. Luncheons are open to the public and are an excellent way to meet a survivor in a more informal setting.
The Descendants Forum
The Descendants Forum of Greater Phoenix is a series of programs and meetings geared toward children (2G), grandchildren (3G) and great-grandchildren (4G) of Holocaust survivors who wish to explore topics related to their family’s Holocaust history and the impact it has had on their own lives.
Descendants share how their families’ Holocaust legacy has affected their lives – including decisions about education, work, religion, family, politics and values. Periodically there are special guest speakers on related topics such as Jewish genealogy or Jewish music and humor.
Events are held at the Martin Pear Jewish Community Center (Scottsdale) and at the East Valley Jewish Community Center (Chandler).
The mission of 3GAZ is to connect, build, and foster the community of third generation Holocaust survivors in Arizona in order to reflect upon and educate others about their family members’ history and keep their stories alive in our collective memory. 3GAZ is part of the Phoenix Holocaust Association.