The Center for Holocaust Education and Human Dignity is proud to host the East Valley Generations After Descendants Forum for children, grandchildren and descendants of Holocaust survivors, as well as those interested in learning more about the impact of the Holocaust.  

Schedule for 2019-2020

Meetings are held Wednesdays 11 – 12:30 p.m. at the East Valley JCC on the following dates. 
Coffee and tea provided.

Oct. 16, 2019: Dr. Kimberly Allar, a clinical professor of history and the co-director of the online World War II Studies master’s degree program in the Jewish Studies Department at Arizona State University, will discuss “Sites and Symbols: The History of Auschwitz and the Anne Frank House.” 

Nov. 13: Learn about award-winning Yiddish artist, poet and songwriter Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman.  Click here to learn more.

Dec. 11: A party to celebrate our family traditions. Please bring: A friend or family member, a story about a special holiday tradition, a favorite song, a favorite recipe. The EVJCC will provide bagels and other treats. If you wish to bring food, it must be kosher: pareve or dairy. Please check with the EVJCC  staff beforehand.  Click here to learn more. 

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Jan. 15, 2020: “Roots and Resilience: Tour Through Jewish Poland” with Eva Flaster. 

Feb. 12: “Teaching Students in Germany about the Holocaust: A daughter of survivors returns to Germany to teach youth about the Holocaust” with Dr. Ettie Zilber. Click here to learn more. 

March 18: What is Holocaust by bullets? Watch a film about Yahad-In Unum, an organization founded by Father Patrick Desbois to raise consciousness of the sites of mass executions by Nazis. Click here to learn more.  THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Click here for updates.



For security reasons, reservations are mandatory.  Please call 480-897-0588 to make your reservation or click on the button below to register online. 

Additional questions can be emailed to the discussion group leader: Barbara Bloom, MSW, or call 928-380-2360.