Avi is all set to go out with his friends when he overhears his father on the phone. Grandpa isn't feeling too well and Avi is the only one able to visit. Should he make his friends wait? Should he disappoint his Grandpa?
When Pogroms in Eastern Europe force little Nora`s family to flee to America, they discover at the last moment that they haven`t enough funds to pay for everyone`s passage. One of them will have to stay behind. The decision is difficult and Nora is to be left with a family friend, a kind doll maker who offers to care for her until they can earn enough money to pay for her journey.