Foundation News

April 2021

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India

IsraAID mobilizes to send medical supplies to India

IsraAID has been at the forefront of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, reaching more than 8 million people across 17 countries worldwide. Now, IsraAID is turning its attention to India, and will provide urgent support to Indian hospitals and healthcare workers as the country faces a devastating wave of COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths.

April 2021

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Stanford

Stanford Live returns with movie nights at Frost Amphitheater

After a year since its last performance, Stanford Live is returning with outdoor socially distanced programming at Frost Amphitheater. Starting on April 29 with Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost, Stanford Live will host a series of classic and contemporary films, and plans to transition into live performances later in the summer.

April 2021

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San Francisco

SF Opera is back LIVE!

With the debut of The Barber of Seville, the San Francisco Opera is back in front of live audiences for the first time since March 2020. In a unique drive-thru style at the Marin Center Drive-in, opera-goers can gather with their family or pod to watch the production from the comfort of their vehicles.

April 2021

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Berkeley

Celebrating Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Koret believes that caring for the earth (the Jewish value of shmirat ha’adamah) is a fundamental part of sustaining healthy and vibrant communities. Our grantee Urban Adamah is meeting critical needs of food distribution and community connection through a Jewish, earth-based lens.

April 2021

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Warsaw

On the 78th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, a look at the music of segregation

April 19 marked the 78th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising — the 1943 act of resistance in which Warsaw’s Jews refused to be transported to the Nazi death camps. Composer Frank London’s newest work explores 500 years of music in Jewish and non-Jewish ghettos around the world and its influence on the wider culture.

April 2021

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Israel

Marine archaeology collaboration celebrates opening of field station

The bilateral collaboration between UC San Diego’s Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology and the University of Haifa’s Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies recently celebrated the opening of its joint marine archaeology field station in Akko, Israel. An announcement was shared at the virtual celebration that the collaboration was also awarded the 2021 CENIC Innovations in Networking Award for Research Applications.

April 2021

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San Francisco Bay Area

Celebrating Israel’s 73rd Independence Day

Happy Birthday Israel! Yom Ha’Atzmaut marks the anniversary of the establishment of the modern state of Israel. Koret is deeply committed to strengthening the US-Israel relationship and educating the broader community about the diversity of modern Jewish life in Israel, Israel as a Jewish homeland, and the importance of Israel’s contributions to the world.

April 2021

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San Francisco

San Francisco’s new tennis center opens in Golden Gate Park

After a complete renovation, the new Lisa & Douglas Goldman Tennis Center in Golden Gate Park is open and bustling with activity, with state of the art public courts to practice and play. It is also home to the Koret Tennis & Learning Center, which provides academic support, mentorship, and tennis instruction for middle schoolers from underserved neighborhoods in San Francisco.

April 2021

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San Francisco Bay Area

Remembering on Yom HaShoah

Yom HaShoah commemorates the millions of innocent Jewish and other lives lost during the Holocaust. The Koret Foundation is committed to combating antisemitism and identity-based hatred through grants supporting Holocaust education. A joint memorial program led by Koret grantees Jewish Family & Children’s Services and the San Francisco Jewish Community Center will be held April 7-9 to remember those no longer with us and celebrate the bravery and resilience of survivors.

March 2021

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California

Camp Tawonga Impact report

In spite of the challenges it endured in 2020 and its cancelled summer program, the Camp Tawonga community stayed connected through virtual Friday night song sessions, Tot Shabbats, Jewish holidays and more throughout the year. This Impact Report details Tawonga’s many accomplishments in 2020 as it looks forward to the 2021 summer at camp.