Letter from the President, Nancy Dershaw

We have some exciting news to share regarding our Board. We’ve made some invigorating  changes. I have the honor

to be the President of NEXT GENERATIONS.Randi Posner, our past President, has taken on the role of Chair of

EducationalOutreach/Programming (a true passion of hers). My sincere gratitude goes to Randifor all of her hard

work as President of NEXT GENERATIONS. Nadine Berkowitz and Jennifer Blumenthal also deserve recognition

for their work as board members.It’s also our pleasure to welcome Gail Weinbrum to our Board of Directors. Gail 

has been very active within NEXT GENERATIONS, and will be an extraordinaryasset to the organization.

I pledge to continue the mission and strategic initiatives of NEXT GENERATIONS with sincere humility. It has always 

been our goal to engage and inspire the NEXT GENERATIONS family, which you are all part of, to spread the message

that must keep the memories of the Holocaust alive. NEXT GENERATIONS was founded by children and grandchildren

of Holocaust Survivors, and was later joined by others who share in the same passion to support and remember the

Survivors, the authentic voices of the Holocaust.

Our gratitude goes to our new Board and dedicated volunteers. They will continue to support NEXT GENERATIONS’ commitment to educate future generations about the negative ramifications of hatred and bigotry. Moreover, we will continue to assist Holocaust Survivors in need, as well as provide outreach support to child survivors and second and third generation survivors who suffer from inherited trauma. With your commitment, we will be able to fulfill our mission.

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We welcome our new Board


Executive Board

Nancy Dershaw, President

Linda Weltman, Vice President

Paula Stevens, Secretary

Terri Golden, Treasurer


Board of Directors

Barbara Byer

Judi Hannes Mendelsohn

Randi Posner

Betty Schultz

Gail Weinbrum

Life is not as usual in these trying times. NEXT GENERATIONS will be looking a little different with our upcoming programs and events. We are developing virtual programs and events that will be educational and entertaining. We want our NEXT GENERATIONS family to be engaged more than ever. Details will be sent to you as soon as our programs are finalized. Please participate and support our efforts so we can continue our important work.


With my warmest wishes,


Nancy Dershaw


The Nancy Dershaw Grant for Holocaust Survivors in Need


The Nancy Dershaw Grant for Holocaust Survivors provides emergency aid to Holocaust Survivors with needs. NEXT GENERATIONS partners with organizations that provide direct services to Survivors.


Grant allocations to these organizations ensure that professional assessment of the Survivor’s needs and the direct care they receive are provided in a confidential manner.


And now with our current health crisis, many of our survivors are all alone living with limited income and support, isolating themselves to hopefully prevent getting ill.


Please consider a gift to the Nancy Dershaw Grant to support those Survivors who have been deemed eligible for this emergency aid.

Amazon Smile Program


Everyone is now shopping online. What better time to make a donation with no fees or extra costs to you, while you are having fun shopping. smile.amazon.com will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to NEXT GENERATIONS. But remember, you must first select NEXT GENERATIONS as your charity on smile.amazon.com before making your purchases. By supporting a charitable cause, you can be part of something bigger.

Tribute Cards

                                                                                   Card created by grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors


You can now send a tribute card from the comfort of your own home! For a minimum donation of $18, you can send a Tribute Condolence Card in memory of someone or a Tribute in Honor

Card for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings, Births, Holidays, Thank You’s, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, or other Special Milestones. Please visit our website www.nextgenerations.org, open the Donate button at the top right and click on Tribute Gift. We’ll take care of the rest!


We also have packages of ten tribute cards or ten blank notecards, all with the same cover as above; each package is $40. Simply send your check to NEXT GENERATIONS, 4781 N Congress Ave., Suite 1122, Boynton Beach, Fl.33426. Be sure to include where to send the package and your telephone number.

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Upcoming Digital Events


Zoom! Webinars! Social Distancing! Just a few months ago, these words were not part of our everyday vocabulary but, oh, how our world has changed! While we cannot yet plan to be together in person for our events, NEXT GENERATIONS is committed to bring you an outstanding line-up of programs, beginning in early SUMMER. All of these programs are DIGITAL EVENTS at NO COST to you. Please watch for the ANNOUNCEMENT with specific dates and times so that you can register in advance.



The line-up includes a three-part Yiddish Series with our very special Yiddish instructor,

Riva Ginsburg. Our literary expert, Greta Brewer, will be facilitating the book, Not Me, by Michael Lavigne. Other meet the author events include Keren Tolendano who wrote In Light of This & Other Things and Roslyn Franken who wrote Meant To Be: a true story of might, miracles and triumph of the human spirit. Additionally, we will be co-sponsoring a special program with Rales Jewish Family Services about mindfulness as the secret to effective self-care.



We are also looking forward to a series of workshops with Dr. Irit Felsen, beginning in July. Dr. Felsen, a renowned psychologist and expert on trauma, will be presenting workshops on issues of inherited trauma in Holocaust families. This series is co-sponsored by NEXT GENERATIONS and the Jewish Federations of North America, in partnership with the NOW for Holocaust Survivors Initiative at MorseLife Health System.


While all these programs will be available at no cost for participants, there will be required registration to participate.

As President of NEXT GENERATIONS, I want to extend my sincere hope that you all stay safe in these troubling times. It is more important than ever to be united, to share in a common cause, to care about each other and most importantly, to remember and learn from the past so we can look forward to a better future. We hope you will consider making a donation which would allow NEXT GENERATIONS to continue to deliver these worthwhile and enriching programs.  Please click on the link below or visit our website