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The Children of Willesden Lane Bay Area BIG READ

The JFCS Holocaust Center is happy to announce an exciting new opportunity to engage students about the Holocaust using an interactive curriculum focusing on art, music, and the power of storytelling. All Northern California teachers (grades 6-12) are invited!

This training is part of a larger initiative that teaches students about the Holocaust and the transformative nature of art. Attend a teacher workshop, receive a classroom set of The Children of Willesden Lane, and bring your students to an incredible live performance in November.

Attend a Workshop Near You

Monday, October 10 (Columbus Day), 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
JFCS Holocaust Center
2245 Post Street, San Francisco


Thursday, October 13, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Virtual Training by Phone

Participating teachers receive:Book cover - The Children of Willesden Lane

  1. Classroom activities and strategies to teach about the Holocaust, including making connections between the refugees of the Holocaust and today’s current refugee crisis.
  2. A full set of classroom books of The Children of Willesden Lane, and other classroom materials.
  3. A special invitation for you and your students to attend a live theatrical retelling of the book in November 2016.

Over 7,000 students and teachers from Northern California will participate in the program, which has been making its way around the country with spectacular reviews. The program culminates in an award winning theatrical production by concert pianist and acclaimed storyteller Mona Golabek about how the power of music helped a teen survive the Holocaust.

Performances of The Children of Willesden Lane
November 7 – 10, 2016
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco

For more information, contact the JFCS Holocaust Center: 415-449-1281, [email protected]

Help spread the word! Download the BIG READ flyer >

Presented by the JFCS Holocaust Center, in partnership with Bishop O’Dowd High School, Contemporary Jewish Museum, Facing History and Ourselves, Helen and Joe Farkas Center for the Study of the Holocaust in Catholic Schools at Mercy High School, Hold On To Your Music Foundation, Jewish Community Relations Council, Jewish LearningWorks, Marin County Office of Education, and San Francisco Unified School District.

Posted by Admin on May 24, 2016

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