THE TDSB’S JEWISH HERITAGE COMMITTEE PRESENTS: WILLESDEN READS – CANADIAN PREMIERE
January 31 - February 1
Join thousands of grade 6-8 students across Canada for the once-in-a-lifetime Canadian Premiere of Willesden READS!
Register today for this 50-minute FREE live theatrical performance or livestreaming based on the best-selling book, The Children of Willesden Lane, which tells the story of the power of music and how one teenage refugee, Lisa Jura, held onto her dreams, survived the Holocaust and inspired a generation. Lisa’s daughter, 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. Watch this one-minute video to see how the program has reached students around the world.
Educators are highly encouraged to participate in professional development (on Zoom). Provided by Echoes & Reflections, this session will deepen understanding of the historical context of the books and demonstrate how to incorporate The Willesden Project’s companion resources found in IWitness, USC Shoah Foundation’s educational website, into classroom teaching (resources available in English & French). Free books will be provided to teachers for their classrooms.
1) PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (ON ZOOM) – All educators – Free
Click Here to Watch On-Demand!
2) LIVE PERFORMANCE – Free
Attend the FREE, live performance at the George Weston Recital Hall at Meridian
Arts Centre, 5040 Yonge St., on January 31 & February 1. Registration for TDSB only
on first serve basis. Space is limited.
3) LIVESTREAMED PERFORMANCE – Free
Participate by livestream on February 1 at 10 a.m.
4) FREE BOOKS FOR YOUR CLASSROOM
5) ONLINE RESOURCES FOR YOUR CLASSROOM (French & English) – Free
TDSB questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Other school boards register at www.liberation75.org/willesden