The Generation After, Inc.

Shoah Survivors & Descendants of Greater Washington, DC

Who We Are

The Generation After, Inc. was created in 1979 as an organization of children of Holocaust survivors in the Greater Washington area.

It has expanded over the years to include grandchildren of survivors and survivors themselves with the merging of The Generation After, Inc. and Jewish Survivors of the Shoah and Friends of Greater Washington in 2015.

We are also affiliated with Generations of the Shoah International (GSI), a worldwide umbrella group for second generation activities.

What We Offer

  • Educational programs
  • Social gatherings
  • Holocaust remembrance activities
  • Advocacy activities
  • Programs with authors, artists, scholars, politicians, and experts in the field
  • Social and inter-generational opportunities
  • Sharing Holocaust-related information and resources

Board and Officers:  There are two co-presidents, a treasurer, a web master, a Program Coordinator, a Membership coordinator and a 15- member Board.

As an all volunteer group, The Generation After, Inc. is always seeking new members and volunteers to help run the group and its activities. To volunteer, please call 240-396-6467 or email genafter-owner@yahoogroups.com.

How You Can Join Us

Join us by clicking here, filling out a membership form and paying annual dues of $36. Join our email list and receive information on upcoming events, articles of interest and the monthly Generations of the Shoah International newsletter.

Contact Information

The Generation After, Inc.
240-396-6467
genafter-owner@yahoogroups.com
PO Box 5854
Derwood, MD 20855

Remember a Child

Remember a Child provides pre-Bar/Bat Mitzvah families with the name of a child Shoah victim who was annihilated before he or she could become a Bar/Bat Mitzvah.  Families receive a Certificate of Remembrance to document this “match,” bibliographic/references, citations, or links to enable  families to conduct even more in-depth independent research. The current generation can thereby commemorate the lives of those one-and-a-half million children whose lives were so tragically curtailed. To learn more about the Remember a Child program click here. Read a profile of this remarkable program in the Washington Jewish Week.

How One Young Holocaust Victim's Memory Forged a Community Across America

A series of uncanny coincidences draws an eruv of living memory around the soul of one little girl who perished in the Holocaust.

by Susan L.M. Goldberg, PJ Media - Click here for the full article

From Our Blog

Upcoming Events

October Fall Tea - October 22, 2017 at Beth-el Congregation, 8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD from 2-5pm. Featured speaker is 2G Author Gina Roitman in Conversation with Esther Safran Foer.  Topic is "Unpacking the Suitcase: Uncovering the Past." Reception and book signing to follow.

Writing Workshop, October 23, 2017 at Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, DC, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD, from 7-9:30pm, with 2G Author Gina Roitman.  This workshop will be an introduction on how to transform memory into memoir and how to shape your story, where to begin, and how character drives narrative.

Yom HaShoah Community-Wide Commemoration
This event occurred on April 23, 2017, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm.

Book Group MeetingThe Generation After, Inc. members meet regularly to discuss books and topics of mutual interest to children of survivors. Next meeting is in September 2017.  Contact Charlotte for details at genafter-owner@yahoogroups.com.

World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants and Generations of the Shoah Conference –  The next Conference will take pace November 5-8, 2017 in Jerusalem , Israel. Click here for more information and to register. This will be an unique and extraordinary event. Read about the 2016 Conference at Conference Report.

GenAfter Shabbat Dinners – Our next Shabbat Dinner is planned for the fall and details will follow. Kosher and kosher-style options are available to break bread and welcome the Shabbat together. If you are interested in attending or would like to volunteer to host a dinner, contact us at GenAfterShabbat@gmail.com.

Chanukah Party - Our annual inter-generational Chanukah Party took place on December 18, 2016 at Tikvat Israel Synagogue with 90 members of all the generations in attendance.  Read our blog and view photos of the event here.

Advocacy - We monitor the plight of Survivors here and around the world and have rallied in many ways to secure appropriate funds to care for survivors in need.  For more information contact Anat at genafter-owner@yahoogroups.com.