Today, 3GDC, the Washington-area organization representing grandchildren of Holocaust survivors, announced that it has formally incorporated as a non-profit. This is a reflection of 3GDC’s growth and new leadership over the past three years, which has revitalized programming and activities aimed at providing third-generation Holocaust survivors ("3Gs") in the greater Washington metro region with opportunities to engage with one another and to have a stronger voice in the Jewish community and broader community. As part of its incorporation, 3GDC adopted new bylaws creating a formal, six-member Board of Directors and elected a slate of officers to serve until 2022.
"I am very proud of the work 3GDC has already engaged in and its growth over the past several years, thanks to a team of passionate volunteers," said Elana Rosenfield, a co-founder of 3GDC and its newly elected President.
"As we work to express the unique voice of 3Gs in our community, we will continue to look for new and innovative ways to honor our grandparents and their legacy. Our programs and events over the next couple of years will focus on building community, sharing our families' history, and speaking out against anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred and bigotry. I am very excited for what the future holds for 3GDC and honored to serve as its President."
In addition to Elana Rosenfield as President, 3GDC officers for 2021-22 include Courtney Tisch (former leadership chair) as Vice President, Brant Levine as Treasurer, and A.J. Siegel as Secretary. Non-officer members of the Board of Directors include Toby Bulloff and Adam Weissmann.
For nearly ten years, 3GDC has carried on the lessons and legacies of Holocaust survivors, organizing and leading community-wide Yom Ha’Shoah commemorations, book talks by survivors and their descendants, Holocaust-education training workshops, panel discussions on anti-Semitism and anti-racism, and social events. Even during this pandemic, 3GDC is moving forward with many new and exciting programs to strengthen the bonds among 3Gs across the greater Washington region and share our unique voices and perspectives with the broader community as we look ahead to 2021.
3GDC’s Board of Directors will work closely with leaders of newly formed committees to achieve the organization’s mission. Those who are interested in serving on 3GDC committees can email Engage@3GDC.org to learn more and volunteer. 3GDC welcomes the participation of all who are interested in helping to advance our goals.