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

Chanukah Party  - Join us at our 2017 Chanukah Party at Tikvat Israel Synagogue on December 10, 2017 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm with the fabulous Machaya Klezmer band. To RSVP for the 2017 party, click here.  Our 2016 Chanukah Party was attended by over 90 members of all generations.  Read our blog and view photos of the 2016 event here.

October Fall Tea - October 22, 2017  A rapt audience heard  2G Author Gina Roitman in Conversation with Esther Safran Foer on the topic "Unpacking the Suitcase: Uncovering the Past." Ms. Roitman also screened her acclaimed documentary, "My Mother, the Nazi Midwife and Me, " and discussed the relevance of finding and telling the true stories of the Shoah.  A reception and book signing followed.

Writing Workshop, October 23, 2017  Twenty Generation After members participated with author Gina Roitman in an exciting workshop that explained how to transform memory into memoir, how to shape one's story, where to begin, and how to fill in the missing pieces.  For information on the Generation After's Writing Group, call 240-396-6467.

Yom HaShoah Community-Wide Commemoration
The 2018 commemoration will take place on Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 3:00-7:30pm at Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850.  More details to follow.

Book Group MeetingThe Generation After, Inc. members meet regularly to discuss books and topics of mutual interest to children of survivors. Next meeting is November 4, 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 Conference took place November 5-8, 2017 in Jerusalem, Israel. It was a unique and extraordinary event that brought together multi-generations from around the world with a large contingent of Israeli 2G's. A summary report will be posted shortly. Read about the 2016 Conference at Conference Report.

GenAfter Shabbat Dinners – Our next Shabbat Dinner is planned for January 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.

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.