Foundation News

February 2020

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Milwaukee

Rywka’s Diary exhibit makes US debut

Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, The Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Lodz Ghetto made its US premiere at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee. The exhibition, which originated at the Galicia Jewish Museum, will travel to museums across the US in the coming years.

January 2020

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Berkeley

Jewish Progress Taking Place at UC Berkeley

Ron E. Hassner, the Helen Diller Family Chair of Israel Studies at UC Berkeley, shares how Israel scholarship and Jewish life has progressed at the campus in recent years. Today, the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, Magnes museum, and Center for Jewish Studies contribute to a campus environment where Israel and Judaism are studied rigorously, carefully, and enthusiastically. (Photo Credit: Tikvah: Students for Israel)

January 2020

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U.S.

Koret commits $10 million for global Holocaust education

Koret announced a partnership with the USC Shoah Foundation’s Institute for Visual History and Education and Hold On To Your Music Foundation to develop a global Holocaust educational curriculum. The project will combine testimony, technology, and music to alter the field of Holocaust education for primary and secondary school-aged children around the world.

January 2020

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U.S.

Koret announces a $10 million grant to the USC Shoah Foundation for Holocaust education

Koret announces a $10 million grant to the USC Shoah Foundation for a new global Holocaust education curriculum for elementary and middle school students. The announcement of this project is timely, as the world commemorates the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz this week.

January 2020

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U.S.

The Israel Institute and the importance of college classes on Israel

Former US ambassador to Israel and the Israel Institute’s new Board Chair, Daniel B. Shapiro, explains the importance of accessible, high-level courses about Israel to university campuses. In depth academic engagement about Israel is a critical way to ensure that students are educated and well-prepared for sophisticated discourse on Israel (photo credit: The Israel Institute).

January 2020

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San Francisco Bay Area

“The Remembered” documentary selected for JDC Archives Film Grant

The Koret-supported film, “The Remembered,” was selected as the recipient of the Documentary Film Grant from the JDC Archives, which houses one of the most significant collections in the world for the study of modern Jewish history. The film by award-winning writer and filmmaker Yoav Potash explores Polish-Jewish relations in the small town of Gniewoszów, Poland, in the years immediately before, during, and after World War II.

December 2019

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San Francisco Bay Area

Addressing the Bay Area’s new face of hunger

Koret’s Senior Program Officer, Ashley Rodwick, reflects on the changing landscape of food insecurity in the Bay Area.

December 2019

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Israel

Israel is now a hot spot for college summer internships

Onward Israel was formed in 2012 to provide college students high-quality professional summer internships in Israel while strengthening their Jewish identity. This past summer, the program served 2,806 students and has reached close to 12,000 alumni. Koret grantee Israel21C shares about the Onward Israel’s inception and growth.

December 2019

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Santa Clara

Touchdowns for Kids donates $200,000 to local charities

Touchdowns for Kids–a collaboration with the 49ers Foundation, Taube Philanthropies, and Koret– celebrated the end of a successful season that raised $200,000 in donations to local youth organizations from the 49ers success on the field.

December 2019

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Israel

Shalem College Year in Review

Shalem College reflects on 2019, including its annual Peoplehood program in the Bay Area and the inaugural program to Washington DC to learn about the importance of the US Israel Relationship.