Foundation News

December 2018

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San Francisco

Chag Hanukkah Sameach

Wishing everyone a happy Hanukkah!

December 2018

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San Francisco

Joe Goode Performance Group launches Resilience Project at The Contemporary Jewish Museum.

A staple in San Francisco modern dance, Joe Goode Performance Group (JGPG) fuses dance-theatre with text, gestures, and humor. The Resilience Project is a residency partnership between JGPG, the CJM, and veterans organizations that to explore how we deal with trauma. The residency began in the fall with a final performance at the CJM in 2019.

November 2018

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San Francisco

San Francisco Conservatory of Music launches new after-school program

Koret support helped to launch Bridge to Arts and Music, a program that offers after-school instruction in piano, voice, and other disciplines for underserved communities through a partnership with Third Baptist Church, Temple Emanu-El, and San Francisco Interfaith Council.

November 2018

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Northern California

IsraAID supports Northern California wildfire victims

The leading Israeli humanitarian NGO deployed an emergency response team to California following the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history. IsraAID’s team is distributing relief supplies, supporting first responders as they care for those affected, and will open a Child-Friendly Space in the community to help children cope with the trauma and stress of losing their homes.

October 2018

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San Francisco

Dr. Anita Friedman Awarded 2018 Silver SPUR Award

The Koret Foundation is proud to congratulate Koret President Dr. Anita Friedman for receiving a Silver SPUR Award for her work with Jewish Family and Children’s Services and her dedication to serving the San Francisco Bay Area community. The Silver SPUR Awards Luncheon honors individuals who have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to bettering the San Francisco Bay Area. Other honorees included Reverend Harry Chuck, Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, and Greg Moore.

October 2018

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Pittsburgh, PA

May their memories be a blessing

The Koret Foundation stands with the victims, families and community of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. With renewed resolve, we continue our fight against anti-Semitism and hate in our community and all communities.

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.