Phoenix Holocaust Survivors' Association
The Phoenix Holocaust Survivors' Association was founded to facilitate and promote education of the circumstances and events which led to and were part of and followed the persecution, torture, murder and genocide perpetuated by the Nazis and their accomplices referred to as the Holocaust.
The Phoenix Holocaust Survivors' Association has facilitated the documenting of the Holocaust experiences of survivors in our community and led our community in remembrance of the Holocaust as as part of a long history of active involvement in both the local and national Holocaust education and remembrance organizations.
The Phoenix Holocaust Survivors' Association continues our mission today through a number of activities including:
Facilitating monthly Café Europa gatherings for Holocaust Survivor and other members of the community
Recognizing important contributions to teaching of the Holocaust and Genocide Awareness through its Shofar Zahor Awards
Coordinating the annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration
Sponsoring a variety of educational programs including Holocaust Awareness Week
Providing speakers to the community
The Phoenix Holocaust Survivors' Association members include Jewish survivors of the Holocaust, 2nd Generation and 3rd Generation survivors, as well as individuals who are not survivors or their descendants but who support the purposes of the Corporation.
The Phoenix Holocaust Survivors' Association, following initial founding meetings beginning in 1982, was incorporated in Phoenix, Arizona in 1985 as a non-profit corporation which is recognized as a tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
File Number: 01768410 Phoenix Holocaust Survivors' Association
Generations After (GA), founded in spring 2013, is the only Phoenix area group solely for children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. Operating under the auspices of the Phoenix Holocaust Survivors’ Association, a not-for-profit organization, GA’s mission is: To embrace our legacy as descendants of Holocaust survivors, to support one another, and to contribute to tikkun olam, repair of the world.
Why Generations After Exists
There are many reasons children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors want to join together: Many survivors are already deceased and more pass away every day. In a short time there will be no Holocaust survivors alive, no eyewitnesses to one of the most horrific episodes of inhumanity and genocide in modern times. Their children and grandchildren wish to ensure that survivors’ experiences be remembered.
From our experiences with survivors we can teach present and future generations about intolerance and indifference, and inspire righteousness, resistance, resilience and hope.
How We Do it
GA is led by a Steering Committee of descendants of Holocaust survivors who are deeply committed to the success of the group. To plan and execute GA functions, four working program committees have been established: Education, Assistance to Survivors, Discussion/Support Groups, and Social Events.
GA is entirely run by volunteers. Events and initiatives, therefore, require creative planning and generosity on the part of hard-working volunteers and community partners. Suggested donations and fees may be required at some events to help offset expenses. GA membership is open to any interested person. Please consider supporting what GA is doing by becoming a paid member. To join, complete a membership application here.
For any questions or additional information regarding Generations After contact:
Sheryl Bronkesh, Chair