Welcome to the Next Generations Group, founded in 2011, and dedicated to serving Portland, OR area (and now the world thanks to Zoom) members who are descendants of/and Holocaust survivors, child survivors, immigrants and refugees, and in addtion, friends in the community who want to help keep the personal histories and lessons alive and relevant.
Members have a voice: to share with each other and within the community.
To empower future generations to keep the personal histories and lessons of the Holocaust alive and relevant.
Honor Holocaust survivors, refugees, heroes, supporters
Support relevant organizations and groups
Create community outreach and connections
Promote understanding and positive action
A space for personal growth, learning, and develop and share personal histories
Shared leadership: Opportunities to plan and facilitate get-togethers
Opt-in to the Next Gen social email list to receive relevant info and event announcements.
Social, educational, and activities that support our vision and values:
Assist members to develop their personal history story
Hold monthly get-togethers on topics that promote personal growth, friendship, and learning
Nurture leadership within the group to plan and implement activities
Connect members to arts and culture events and volunteer opportunities
Communicate, partner, and support other relevant organizations and their programs
2022 guiding objectives:
- Support and nurture members to develop and present their family stories.
- Support the spin off 3g group, 3GNorthwest.
- Continue to keep stories alive and relevant at NGG get-togethers and for the community; and to collaborate with relevant groups and organizations.
About: Next Generations Group, an all volunteer group formed in 2011, is comprised of descendants of/and Holocaust survivors, refugees, heroes, and community supporters impacted by the Holocaust who want to keep the personal histories and lessons alive and relevant. The group meets (currently online) for social, educational, and service projects. Find us on the web at nextgenerationsgroup.wordpress.com and on Facebook “Next Generations Group.”We would like to thank all our members, volunteer presenters, and the following organizations for their help and assistance with our programs, and which in turn we support:Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust EducationThe Oregon Holocuast Memorial – See a virtual tour at https://www.ojmche.org/teach-learn/virtual-memorial-tour/Jewish Federation of Greater PortlandJewish Genealogical Society of OregonJewish Family & Child ServiceCongregation Beth Israel
Next Generations Group Executive Committee: Naomi Derner, Estelle Golden, Richard Lazere, Diana Lindemann, Debbi Montrose, Deb Mrowka, Sue Wendel.
Do explore the pages of this is site to learn about what we do For related news and announcements please visit us on Facebook at Next Generations Group.
To donate to the Next Generations Group: Online, snail mail, or over the phone:
There is no membership fee for NGG and all of our educational and social programs are volunteer, passion driven and free. Coordinators, get-together speakers, event facilitators, and helpers all operate on a 100% volunteer basis. As a group we like to make donations to other related organizations and causes as well.
To make a much appreciated donation to the Next Generations Group Fund, that supports our mission-related activities, please click here (https://www.ojmche.org/product/next-generations-group-fund/ ). You can also mail a check to OJMCHE, 724 NW Davis Street
Portland, OR 97209 — in memo line please designate Next Generations Group Fund; or or call OJMCHE 503.226.3600 to make a gift to NGG over the phone and designate to NGG. Thank you!
For more information, or to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the email list for Next Generations Group monthly email announcements, please contact Diana Lindemann, Next Generations Group co-coordinator, at Diana2504@msn.com, or call 503-312-2530. Our website is nextgenerationsgroup.wordpress.com. Find us on Facebook at “Next Generations Group.”
Next Gen Topic contacts:
Social group email list — To receive occasional email program invites presented by other organizations, please email Nurit at firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the Next Gen social group list. Once you are on the group list, you can send relevant info to the group as well.
Survivor liaison — Next Generations Group includes Holocaust survivors and refugees too. Please contact our survivor liaison Debbi Montrose at email@example.com.
Reparations: to learn about reparations for survivors, refugees, child survivors, even in some cases a 2g, please contact contact Rita at Jewish Family & Child Service – Rita Shmulevsky firstname.lastname@example.org
Calling all 3gs! — If you are a 3g and want more information about the new group 3GNorthwest, please contact Naomi Derner at 3GNorthwest@gmail.com.
If you are interested in starting a 2nd Generation Discussion/Support Group please contact Diana2504@msn.com, or call Diana at 503-312-2530. Jewish Family and Child Service offers counseling services. Contact Missy Fry at MissyFry@jfcs-portland.org for more information.
Are you interested in sharing your Portland-area immigrant family story? Please contact Linda Kelley email@example.com, Jewish Genealogy Society of Oregon about submitting a 1-page history to KehilaLinks. She is the volunteer local manager for the JewishGen website (https://www.jewishgen.org/)that houses this international Jewish community history page (https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/).
Do you have a family story to share, or want to develop? We are here to help! Contact Sue Wendel, NGG co-coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We support our member’s interests through social, educational and volunteer projects; we support 3GNorthwest, the Oregon Holocaust Memorial, the OJMCHE Speakers Bureau, the JGSO KehilaLinks project, Holocaust education in Oregon, and more.
3/20/20 Wise pandemic words from member Rosalyn Kliot:
I admit to being an optimist but also a realist. This is a golden opportunity to discover yourself, to go inward, and find the great companion and friend to yourself…… you. Re-discover your childhood passions……. they are still within you. If you don’t play music or do art, then listen to music and look at art. These simple acts have almost the same positive effects on the brain.
Exercise, meditate, read, connect with friends and family in healthful ways, eat well……. and take good care of your mental state. Stress and anxiety lower resistance, and impact the immune system. Nothing lasts forever……. keeping a joyful attitude will get us through this crazy time somewhat less scathed. We are resilient.
Attitude is everything. And if you are seeking a few excellent films, check out ‘A Bag of Marbles’, and the making of Fiddler on the Roof, both on Kanopy.