Foundation News

October 2018

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Berkeley

Koret staff day at Urban Adamah

Koret staff spent the day planting, harvesting, and enjoying the land at Berkeley’s Urban Adamah, an urban farm and community center in Berkeley that integrates the practices of Jewish tradition, sustainable agriculture, mindfulness and social action to build community. They offer educational programs and celebrations for more than 10,000 visitors annually.

October 2018

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San Francisco

San Francisco Opera Presents a New Production of Puccini’s Tosca from October 3–30

As part of Koret’s Arts and Culture Initiative, a multi-year grant supports SF Opera’s revival and restaging of classical operas, such as Tosca, which are vital elements of the company’s repertoire. Photo credit: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera.

September 2018

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San Francisco

Shana Tova

Wishing everyone a sweet and healthy new year!

August 2018

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Hayward

Koret supports math and science achievement in Hayward Unified School District

Koret has invested $2 million over three years in the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) to expand access to high-quality STEM education, particularly among students underrepresented in STEM careers. The new partnership funds teacher training, and help cover the cost of AP tests in math, science and English for students at three Hayward Unified School District high schools.

July 2018

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San Francisco

Exploratorium’s Teacher Leader Institute offers new approach to science instruction

Teacher trainers and coaches from across California gathered at the Exploratorium’s Teacher Leader Institute this week to learn new methods of science instruction. The Exploratorium is a key partner with the state of California in implementing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), new national standards in K-12 education that foster an inquiry-based approach to learning. (Photo credit: © Exploratorium).

July 2018

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San Francisco

Koret staff volunteers at Glide

Koret staff recently took time to volunteer with Glide, serving lunch to clients while learning more about the organization’s many programs ranging from housing to social justice, harm reduction, spiritual and social support, and physical and mental health. Every day, Glide provides 2,000 meals to those in need.

June 2018

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San Jose

Congratulations to the Cristo Rey Class of 2018

Cristo Rey San Jose High School celebrated the graduation of its inaugural class of 2018 on June 9th. The school started out with just 120 students and is now approaching enrollment at 500 students. Its class of 2018 consisted of 110 students, one hundred percent of which will be starting college in the fall.

June 2018

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San Jose

Sharks Foundation Builds New Playground

The Sharks Foundation, in partnership with KaBOOM!, built a new Sharks-themed playground at the Morgan Autism Center in San Jose. With the help of more than 200 volunteers from the community and corporate partners, the entire playground was built in less than six hours on June 14th. The new playground will provide more than 400 children with a safe and accessible place to play.

June 2018

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New York

Congratulations to the Slingshot class of 2018

Slingshot released its 13th Slingshot Guide to Jewish Innovation on June 4th. The guide highlights some of the most ground-breaking organizations in Jewish life today, and celebrates organizations with an emphasis on upholding diversity and inclusivity in the Jewish community. Several Koret grantees were among the 50 organizations selected, including BimBam, HoneyMoon Israel, Moishe House, and Urban Adamah.

June 2018

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San Francisco

Moishe House releases 2017-18 evaluation report

Moishe House has published its latest evaluation that assesses the impact of its model, with an emphasis on examining the newer Moishe House Without Walls (MHWOW) program. The findings are promising: Moishe House remains a high-quality opportunity for Jewish young adults, even after doubling its reach. Involvement with Moishe House deepens connections to Jewish life and helps young adults become stronger leaders in the Jewish community.