Timely Announcements

Next Generations Group Announcements & Items of Interest
Updated 2/19/18

=====PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN NEXT GEN GET-TOGETHER SAT. FEB. 24——–

THE NEXT GENERATIONS GROUP IS POSTPONING FEBRUARY 24TH PANEL DISCUSSION UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  We have been trying to get the word out, and apologize if you have  received this timely and important message more than once.

Next Gen member Debra Mrowka wanted me to forward her message and invite the Next Generations Group to the Celebration of Life for her mother Eline Hoekstra. Here is a message from Deb Mrowka:

“I will not make this one as it is the day of my Mom’s, Eline Hoekstra Dresden’s Celebration of Life. I/we would like to invite any and all of the next generations to the Celebration.”

February 24th, 2pm to 5pm

Abernethy Center

Oregon City, Or 97045

                                              — Deb Mrowka

So, there will be no Next Gen Get-together Panel Discussion February 24th. If you have any questions, please email Diana at diana2504@msn.com

 
Diana Lindemann and Sue Wendel
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 who feel impacted by the Holocaust, and who want to keep the stories and lessons alive and relevant. The group meets In the Portland, OR area for social, educational and service projects. We are associated with the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education.
We thank OJMCHE and Congregation Beth Israel for their in-kind support.
 
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Hi Next Generations Group & Friends,

POSTPONED UNTIL FUTURE NOTICE SO WE CAN ATTEND ELINE HOEKSTRA CELEBRATION OF LIFE. Please join us for our monthly Get-together on tba for a timely and important panel discussion with Next Gen member Richard Lazere, Ph.D, and special guest Rabbi Russel McAlmond who will talk about: Encountering antisemitism, coping with bias, prejudice, and discrimination.

What: Next Gen Get-together, Panel Discussion with Dr. Lazere and Rabbi McAlmond
When:
Where: Congregation Beth Israel, Schnitzer Family Center Semler Boardroom,
south side of NW Flanders between NW 19th & 20th.
(Complimentary parking in the lot on 19th & Flanders.)

Rabbi McAlmond and Dr. Lazere will begin the discussion with some remarks about historical roots and current expressions of antisemitism in today’s challenging world social climate. Then they will then open the floor for our questions and discussion about this difficult and important topic.

About Richard Lazere, Ph.D.:
Richard Lazere is a long-time and active member of the Next Generations Group. He graduated from the University of Iowa, earned an M.A. from Long Island University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo in Canada—all in psychology. Richard was born in the Bronx and grew up in Queens and then Long Island, New York. He grew up in a home in which social justice was preached and practiced. Professionally, Richard’s career as a psychologist has included positions at OHSU, the Morrison Center, as a private practitioner, and as a psychology instructor at Portland State University and the University of Portland. Upon “retirement,” in 2001 he began teaching Psychology at PCC, which he continues to do presently.

About Rabbi Russel McAlmond:
Rabbi Russell McAlmond is Portland’s newest rabbi. He recently received his rabbinical training and ordination from the Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute of New York in January 2017. “Becoming a rabbi was a later in life decision,” says Rabbi McAlmond, a long-term resident of Portland. He is a former business owner, U.S. Marine, and has an MBA and MSFS along with two bachelor degrees in business and organizational leadership. Rabbi McAlmond is a former member of Congregation Neveh Shalom and now a member of Kol Shalom.

Plsease RSVP for the Get-together on the 24th to Diana diana2504@msn.com
And feel free to bring a snack to share. Thanks!

Please check our website and Facebook page for more info, and see OJMCHE website for lots of great program and event offerings.

All the best,
Diana Lindemann and Sue Wendel
Next Generations Group co-coordinators
FB: Next Generations Group. Website: nextgenerationsgroup.wordpress.com
PS. Please RSVP to Diana this time. diana2504@msn.com

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

Save the date: Next Generations Group Saturday March 24 Barbara Hershey talks about Jewish Genealogy. Details to come.

As we look forward to 2018 get-togethers, events, and projects, we reflect on the past six years of speakers, films, books, discussions, community projects, friendships and more. Diana and I are grateful to all who have participated and volunteered in various activities — all which help to honor and preserve the people, their stories, and the lessons of the Holocaust. We thank Congregation Beth Israel, and the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education for their in-kind support.

 
As descendants and supporters, it is our commitment to keep their stories alive and relevant to our generation and to future generations as well. 
 
Please take a moment to visit the Next Generations Group 2017 Recaps Page on this site.
 
This year our Next Gen get-togethers will be held on Saturdays, at Congregation Beth Israel. As you know, to be a part of the Next Gen Group, there are no membership dues, just the passion and energy of descendants and supporters.  In 2018, at the request from members, we are planning films, panel discussions, guest speakers, community projects and more. We also have a “social group” that meets for fun outings. Please contact Nurit arton.kahana@gmail.com to be put on the Next Gen social list.
 
RECAP: Out first Next Gen Group get-together of the year was a film & discussion on Sat. Jan 27, 2018: 
 

What: The biopic film of Edith Piaf “La Vie En Rose” (Life Through Rose Colored Glasses)

About the film: It details the difficult and tragic life of extraordinary French chanteuse, Edith Piaf. She was abandoned by her mother, raised by her grandmother in a brothel, and was discovered singing on a street corner in Paris — ultimately becoming an international sensation. Edith was nicknamed “The Little Sparrow” because of her diminutive stature. She was accused of collaborating with the Nazis during WWII but was eventually exonerated. Her legacy lives on through her passionate singing and this movie. She endured — like many Holocaust survivors — and told her story through her songs of triumph and overcoming adversity.

PG-13 | | http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0450188/

Diana Lindemann and Sue Wendel
Next Generations Group co-coordinators.
FB: Next Generations Group Website: nextgenerationsgroup.wordpress.com

 

 

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Items of Interest:

Sun. Feb. 11 Profile Theatre presents:
Second and Third Generation Holocaust Survivors: Inheriting the Trauma/Reframing the Discourse, a panel conversation in conjunction with the play 2.5 Minute Ride,
a play by Lisa Kron, 2pm matinee followed by 3:45pm panel
Location: Profile Theatre. Tickets and more information.

Sunday Feb. 11th. Performance at 2pm. Panel Discussion 3:45, followed by reception in the lobby.
Tickets to 2.5 Minute Ride are $38, but take 20% of with the code OJM
Tickets to the panel and reception are free of charge.

Address: Profile Theatre, in the Artistic Repertory Building, 1515 SW Alder Street.  Click here Tickets and more information.

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A Historic Evening with Eva Schloss, Stepsister of Anne Frank

7:30 on February 20, 2018 | Special Event

Location: Newmark Theater, 1111 SW Broadway

Ticket Info: Students and Seniors (62+) save 20% on tickets. Discount tickets for students groups of 15 or more students at $15/per ticket. If you would like a student group special rate please contact StephanieViegasDias@portland5.com.

Buy Tickets   Add to Calendar

Enter the world of Anne Frank as told by Eva Schloss, her stepsister and childhood friend. At the age of eight, Eva became friends with Anne, playing hopscotch and drinking lemonade together. Her sensational story is difficult to imagine, yet it reminds us that life is precious and fragile, that the power of good is immeasurable, and that love makes a difference. Since 1985, Eva Schloss has devoted herself to holocaust education and global peace. She has recounted her wartime experiences in more than one thousand speaking engagements. She has written two books and has had a play written about her life. In 1999 Eva signed the Anne Frank Peace Declaration along with United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan and the niece of Raul Wallenberg, a legendary figure who rescued thousands of Jews in Budapest.

Eva Schloss joins many courageous individuals who work tirelessly to end the violence and bigotry that continue to plague our world. Eva’s story reminds us that the creative spirit is stronger than fear, that the power of good is immeasurable, and that love makes a difference.

This evening is presented by the Chabad Center for Jewish Life in partnership with Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, and Portland State University Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies.

For more up-to-date info see our Facebook page Next Generations Group
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Next Gen News – 

1. Due to the many social 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.

2. 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

3. 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.

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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/

 

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