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

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.
PO Box 5854
Derwood, MD 20855

Remember a Child

"Remember a Child" is a program for Bar/Bat Mitzvah youth and their families who would like to be "matched"  with  a child who perished in the Holocaust before that child's  Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Those lives so tragically cut short, can be remembered and memorialized by today's Bar/Bat Mitzvah families through this wonderful program. For more information, click here.

From Our Blog

Upcoming Events

Book Group Meeting – Members of The Generation After, Inc. meet regularly to discuss books and topics of mutual interest to children of survivors. Next meeting is January 29, 2017 and the book is "The Nazi Next Door," by Eric Lichtblau.  Contact Charlotte for details at

World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants and Generations of the Shoah Conference – November 4-7, Los Angeles. A Summary of this conference by attendee Anat Bar-Cohen is on our Blog at Conference Report.

GenAfter Shabbat Dinners – Information coming up on Shabbat Dinners in 2017.  Our December inaugural dinner was attended by 20 members at 2 members' homes. Kosher and kosher-style options are available to break bread together and welcome Shabbat. To find out more, contact us at

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