One performance can change the world. Experience the inspirational story of Holocaust survivor Lisa Jura, brought to life by her daughter, Mona Golabek.
A partnership between Hold On To Your Music Foundation, USC Shoah Foundation, Echoes and Reflections, the Institute for Holocaust Education, the Jewish Community Relations Council, and the Jewish Federation of Omaha.
This program is generously sponsored by the Henry Davis Family Foundation, Rich & Fran Juro, and the Lozier Foundation.
Middle school (6th – 8th grade level) educators and students are invited to join thousands of their peers across Omaha for the Willesden READS program.
Join us on March 28th, 2024 – 1 PM at the Holland Performing Arts Center to experience this 50-minute live theatrical performance based on the best-selling book, The Children of Willesden Lane. Author, performer and virtuoso concert pianist Mona Golabek offers uplifting messages of resilience and hope for students at a time when they most need it.
In advance of the live event, educators will be invited to participate in professional development, provided by Echoes & Reflections, to deepen understanding of the historical context of The Children of Willesden Lane book and to learn to incorporate The Willesden Project’s companion resources found in IWitness, USC Shoah Foundation’s educational website, into their teaching.
The Children of Willesden Lane is the best-selling book about the power of music and how one teenage refugee, Lisa Jura, Mona’s mother, held onto her dreams, survived the Holocaust and inspired a generation of her contemporaries.
We are offering interested middle school language arts classrooms:
By signing up for the Willesden READS program, you will have the opportunity to have professional development, books for each of your students, corresponding curriculum, and a live performance which is offered at no cost to participating schools.