The Children of Willesden Lane

The Children of Willesden Lane

October 13, 2022

Tapestry Arts & Ideas at the JCC Presents:

The Children of Willesden Lane
Performed by Mona Golabek

Thursday, October 13 | 7:00 PM
Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center | Directions 
Join Tapestry for a critically acclaimed one-woman performance by concert pianist Mona Golabek that recounts the story of her mother, Lisa Jura, a child piano prodigy born in Vienna, Austria, who came to England as a refugee in 1938 as part of the Kindertransport rescue operation and settled in a Jewish hostel on Willesden Lane. Throughout the conflicts of WWII, Lisa clung to the last words her mother said to her at the train station: “Hold on to your music…it will be your best friend.”

Deeply inspired by her mother’s story, Lisa’s daughter, concert pianist Mona Golabek, travels the globe sharing the story of her mother’s courage, passion, and resilience.

Sponsored by the Libby Temkin Endowment for the Arts, and by the Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center.

JCC Members $24 / Community Participant $30
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