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New Drop-In (Free) Discussion Forum for Children of Survivors of the Holocaust

Dear friends,

These are difficult times for all Jews everywhere and for those of us who are the children of survivors, there is a need for a place to speak about our experiences among ourselves. Dorot, an organization that has been established 25 years ago in NY city, has invited me and my colleague Dr. Jenni Frumer to host a new series of drop-in meetings for children of Holocaust survivors. The meetings will take place monthly, every first Wednesday of the month, between December 2023 and April 2024, at 7:00pm EST.

These meetings will offer an opportunity for an interactive discussion among the participants and the facilitators. Participation is free of charge. To register for the December 6, 7:00pm (EST) Drop-In discussion group, click the image below and follow the registration link there,

Note that these meetings are in addition to a series of three presentations, two of which by me (the first of which took place on November 15, and will become available online) and the third by Dr. Yonit Hoffman (for details and registration, please see my previous blog post at this link).

I am looking forward to meeting you in the new discussion sessions!




  1. Emanuel ( Manny) Saks says

    yes. I’m interested in attending. Kindly confirm specifc location and parking availabilty.

    all my best

    Manny Saks

    • Irit Felsen, Ph.D. * says

      Dear Emanuel, thank you for your email, and the meetings will be virtual. So you must register ahead of time to receive the zoom link.
      I hope to meet you there!

  2. dana wechsler says


  3. I would like to discuss the pro Israel rally. in
    Washington last month. Did anyone else have the feeling of being with their deceased parent? (holocaust survivor}, the feeling of the crowded metro-the cattle cars . and also the “shvester ” that developed for me spontaneously

    • Irit Felsen, Ph.D. * says

      Hello Malki,
      The whole purpose of these meetings is to allow each of us to express what they feel, in a safe and mutually respectful and accepting environment.
      I hope you will be able to share whatever you would like.

  4. Vivian Reisman says

    Dear Irit,
    I attended the Zoom meeting last night. How do I register for each of the following 1st Wednesday of the month meetings? This is not clear to me from last night. Thanks you in advance, Vivian Reisman 201-390-6332

    • Irit Felsen, Ph.D. * says

      Hi Vivian,

      I am glad you find the meetings worthwhile. You can register for each (sepeartely) by clicking on the link that opens the registration page.

      If you are having trouble, please email Julia at : and she can help you. I do not have technical access to the registration process.


  5. Gayle Frankel Sokoloff says

    I am very interested in attending the zoom and shared it with my 2G group of schvesters. Looking forward to it.

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