one story can change the world.

Experience the inspirational story of Holocaust survivor Lisa Jura, brought to life by her daughter, Mona Golabek.

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one performance can change the world.

Experience the inspirational story of Holocaust survivor Lisa Jura, brought to life by her daughter, Mona Golabek.

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together we can change the world.

Experience the inspirational story of Holocaust survivor Lisa Jura, brought to life by her daughter, Mona Golabek.

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embracing hope. empowering change.

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about the foundation

The Hold On To Your Music Foundation shares a universal story of hope that transcends all backgrounds, empowering generations with knowledge, understanding and the will to make a positive impact. Since its founding, Mona Golabek has traveled the globe to share her mother’s inspirational story through books, music and the performing arts. Her fervent mission is to spread messages of hope, empathy, and resilience, encouraging people to hold on to their dreams and reach their full potential.

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what people are saying

“A stirring case of art preserving life… Golabek sitting down at the Steinway piano is enough to make your mouth fall open with a certain wonder at the way of the world.”

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

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what people are saying

The Children of Willesden Lane will enrich the lives of thousands of educators, and perhaps millions of students.”

JOHN SNYDER, ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES ACADEMY, NEVADA

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what people are saying

“Lisa Jura inspired me to dream the impossible dream and never give up when you think all is lost. This book teaches people to use the gifts God gave them to inspire others.”

AMANDA, STUDENT FROM KANSAS

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Your donation will be used solely to support and grow the mission of the Hold On To Your Music Foundation. Anchored in the inspiring story of Holocaust survivor Lisa Jura, the foundation fosters hope through the power of storytelling and music, enlightening people of all backgrounds with the knowledge that we can flourish and our dreams can thrive, even when faced with immense adversity.

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in the news

Teaching the Holocaust Is More Important Than Ever

Two recent studies show that the need for educational programs about the Holocaust has never been greater. Both the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany study and the Echoes & Reflections U.S. College Survey demonstrated that Holocaust education can make a significant difference in students’ attitudes towards people whose backgrounds differ from their own. “The research showed that […]

USC Shoah Foundation Partners with Hold On To Your Music to Create Groundbreaking Resources in Holocaust Education with $10 Million Koret Foundation Grant

USC Shoah Foundation —The Institute for Visual History and Education (USC Shoah Foundation) today announced a $10 million grant from the Koret Foundation…

TheatreWorks’ ‘The Pianist of Willesden Lane’: A one-woman musical celebration of humanity

“I feel I need another day or two to simply process the excellence and the intensely personal story I’ve just been told,” confided the lady I had befriended at the post show…