Day of Learning: A Focus on Children as Refugees

JFCS Holocaust Center - Day of Learning
Registration is now open for our annual Day of Learning! We are excited to welcome over 750 students (grades 8 – 12) and educators from all public and private schools throughout California for an incredible day to gain a deeper understanding of the Holocaust and patterns of genocide.

How does one apply the lessons of the Holocaust to today’s world? The theme of this year’s Day of Learning is “Far from Home” and will highlight the stories of children as refugees in the Holocaust and beyond. This is timely issue as many children around the world are increasingly at-risk of displacement by violence and political unrest. Learning more about child refugees during the Holocaust and in the present is sure to inspire moral courage and social responsibility in the future.

Welcome Mona Golabek

Mona Golabek

Mona Golabek

All attendees of the Day of Learning will get a sneak preview of Mona Golabek’s acclaimed theatrical production The Children of Willesden Lane.

Virtuoso pianist and acclaimed storyteller Mona Golabek shares the powerful story of her mother, Lisa Jura, a 14 year-old Austrian refugee who was sent to England on the verge of World War II aboard the Kindertransport. The performance is based on the book, The Children of Willesden Lane, by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen.

Attendees will also have the chance to hear eyewitness testimony from a survivor of the Holocaust or another genocide. This will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity because many survivors are now in their eighties or nineties.

Participation in this event is free and a vegetarian lunch is included. We expect to reach capacity quickly; please register early.


Presented by the JFCS Holocaust Center’s Preisler Shorenstein Institute for Holocaust Education.

Posted by Admin on March 8, 2016

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