Timely Announcements

Next Generations Group Announcements & Items of Interest
Updated 12/9/18

Dear Next Generations Group and Friends,

Here’s to a Happy New Year! Now it’s time to get ready for 2019. Below is info about our 2019 plans, with a quick glance back at 2018. Please visit our Facebook page Next Generations Group, and our website for photos and more information and details.

First off, the end-of-the-year Hanukkah Get-together at Diana’s on Dec. 8th was a delicious success. So many good friends and so much good food. Thank you Diana for hosting the party, Lynne for the song sheets, Tamara for all her help setting up, and to everyone who brought food and friendship. In all, 2018 was a year packed with speakers, discussions, films, and volunteering. And we thank you all for your time, talent, participation, and support. See all our great speakers here.

At the party on Saturday, Next Gen members jumped at the opportunity to speak at 2019 Get-togethers on a variety of topics relevant to today – all which serve our mission to educate about lessons learned from the Holocaust, keep the history and stories alive, honor victims and survivors, and give back to the community. 2019 is already looking like a great year!

 Tentative planned 2019 Next Generations Group Get-togethers (dates tba):

Jan  –  film

Feb  –  Richard Lazere panel discussion

March  –  Jeff Gottfried – Family history discoveries

April  –  no mtg? Attend/volunteer at community Yom HaShoah events

May – Sabina Wohlfeiler – 2G art expression

Alt speaker: Clarice Wilsey – Her Father and the Liberation of Dachau

June

July

Aug – Attend/volunteer at the Holocaust Memorial Picnic

Sept – Clarice?

Oct

Nov  –  Tanya Webber – Kristallnacht: Revealing Austrian and German historical perspectives

Dec  –  end of year get-together

 

Let us know if you have ideas for June, July, and Oct.

 

Next Generations Group Planning Committee Update 

The Next Generations Group Planning Committee would like to meet in January to discuss some longer term goals such as: Interest group activities; Advocacy for Holocaust education in Oregon high schools; 2019 volunteer projects; disbursement of donations received; and other ideas. Existing planning committee members, please let us know if you still wish to serve, and to all: if you are interested in being on the committee, let Diana know.

 Join the Next Gen Social email list

The Next Gen Social email list posted lots of events and activities this year. If you want to be added to that sub-group email list, please email Nurit Arton Kahana a arton.kahana@gmail.com

All the best for a Happy New Year!
Sue Wendel and Diana Lindemann

Next Generations Group co-coordinators
FB: Next Generations Group

Website: nextgenerationsgroup.wordpress.com

About: Next Generations Group, formed in 2011, is comprised of descendants of Holocaust survivors and refugees, and includes survivors, refugees and other supporters impacted by the Holocaust who want to keep the stories alive and relevant. The group meets in the Portland, OR area for social, educational, and service projects. We thank theOregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education and Congregation Beth Israel for their in-kind support.

Help us to keep the Next Gen member email list up-to-date. Let us know of any email/name additions, changes or to unsubscribe.

RECAP Dec. 8, 2018 – The Next Gen Hanukkah Get-together at Diana’s was a delicious success. So many good friends and good food. Thank you Diana for hosting the party, Lynne for the song sheets, Tamara for all her help setting up, and to everyone who brought food and friendship. 2018 was a year packed with speakers, discussions, films, and volunteering.
2019 will be another amazing year of keeping the stories and lessons of the Holocaust alive and relevant. Please see our Facebook page Next Generations Group for fun photos.
IMG_20181208_133443979Hanukkah invite 2018

 

In 2019 Next Gen get-togethers will be held mostly on Saturdays, at Congregation Beth Israel. As you know, to be a part of the Next Gen Group, there are no membership dues. We are survivors, descendants, parents, grand parents, teachers, health professionals, artists, writers, speakers, and more. We share in the passion and energy to honor  those lost to the Holocaust, and help to educate all to remember the past and understand its relevance today.  In 2019, at the request from members, we are planning monthly get-togethers that include: member presentations, films, panel discussions, guest speakers, community projects and more.
There is interest in smaller gatherings in between as well. Topics include: book discussions, Holocaust education advocacy, and more. Let us know of any ideas or interest you have.
We also have a “social group” that meets for fun outings. Please contact Nurit at arton.kahana@gmail.com to be put on the Next Gen social list.
All the best for a Happy New Year,
Diana Lindemann and Sue Wendel
Next Generations Group co-coordinators
FB: Next Generations Group 
About: Next Generations Group, formed in 2011, is comprised of descendants of Holocaust survivors and refugees, and includes survivors, refugees and other supporters impacted by the Holocaust who want to keep the stories alive and relevant. The group meets In the Portland, OR area for social, educational and service projects. We thank the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education and Congregation Beth Israel for their in-kind support.
 
Help us to keep the Next Gen email list list up-to-date. Let us know of any changes, additions, or to unsubscribe.
 
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Next Gen Contacts – 

Diana Lindemann Co-coordinator diana2504@msn.com

Debbi Montrose is our Next Generations Group Survivor, Jewish Family and Child Services, and OJMCHE liaison, as we are open to survivors at any of our events. If you are a survivor or refugee and would like to receive notices from Debbi directly, please email her at debbirm@aol.com. Thank you Debbi for taking on the important role.

If you are interested to be on the Next Gen “social group” email list to be notified about movies, events, outings etc. of interest to go to together, please email Nurit Kahana at arton.kahana@gmail.com

Due to the many social justice / action groups that exist, Richard Lazere will become our Next Gen Social Justice Liaison. If interested or have any announcements to share, please email him directly at rlazere@gmail.com.

Facebook: Next Generations Group.      Website: nextgenerationsgroup.wordpress.com

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Volunteer Opps

From Jewish Family and Child Service: Ongoing. Jewish Family & Child Service (JFCS) provides social services that improve the lives of adults, families, and children in the Jewish and general communities. For volunteer projects visit  http://jfcs-portland.org/giving/volunteer/. To receive their monthly enews: http://jfcs-portland.org/

 

To learn about becoming a Holocaust Memorial Docent or becoming a member of the Speakers Bureau, or other volunteer activities, contact the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education at ojmche.org.  ____________________________________________________

 

 

 

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