Foundation News

January 2022

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San Francisco

SF Opera announces its centennial 2022-23 season

SF Opera will celebrate its centennial with a packed season of eight productions for 2022-23. The first operatic offering will be the world premiere of “Antony and Cleopatra,” an opera by Berkeley composer John Adams based on the play by Shakespeare. The full slate of productions can be found in the press release below.

January 2022

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San Francisco

SF Ballet names Tamara Rojo as new artistic director

Tamara Rojo has been announced as the next artistic director of the San Francisco Ballet. Rojo joins the organization from the English National Ballet, and will be the first woman ever to lead SF Ballet.

December 2021

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San Francisco

Koret Winter Update

Koret’s Winter Update is live! Read up on how the Bay Area arts and culture organizations are coming back and how local organizations are combating food insecurity.

December 2021

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United States

Willesden Lane Project: The power of music in education

The Jewish Journal published a spotlight of The Willesden Project, Koret’s global initiative with USC Shoah Foundation and Hold On To Your Music. Read the full article to learn more about Koret’s Holocaust education work.

December 2021

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San Francisco

SF Opera’s “Così fan tutte” opens to rave reviews

Delayed by a year due to the pandemic, Mozart’s romantic comedy is set in the opulent 1930’s and is embellished by Henrik Nánási’s conducting, which is “buoyant, robust, elegant, and lithe,” according to the SF Chronicle.

November 2021

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San Francisco

St. Anthony’s opens new ‘Hygiene Hub’ in the Tenderloin

Responding to a dire lack of basic water access for people experiencing homelessness, St. Anthony’s has opened a Hygiene Hub, where guests can shower, use the restroom, and do their laundry in a safe, calm environment. Housed in St. Anthony’s building on 150 Golden Gate Avenue, the new facility promises to be a game-changer, providing 20,000 showers and 10,000 laundered loads annually.

November 2021

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United States

Jewish Story Partners commits $500,000 in new grants to Jewish filmmakers

Jewish Story Partners (JSP), the rapidly growing, Los Angeles-based non-profit film funding organization, announced its second round of grantees today. This new slate brings JSP’s 2021 granting total to $500,000, distributed among 27 projects. JSP supports the highest caliber independent films that use fresh, nuanced perspectives to tell stories about the diverse spectrum of Jewish experiences, cultures, and encounters.

November 2021

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San Francisco Bay Area

The Healing Power of Music

As educators continue to move through this time of uncertainty and loss, they are seeking ways to support students. This special program of The Willesden Project, the Koret supported global education initiative, will bring the power of music, story, and testimony to young people globally as it reshapes Holocaust education and fosters resilience in youth.

November 2021

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San Francisco Bay Area

Celebrating our Veterans

This Veterans Day, learn about Koret’s commitment to grantmaking that supports vets in key areas as they reintegrate into civilian life:

October 2021

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Sausalito

Bay Area Discovery Museum reopens with new exhibits and spaces

BADM has unveiled five new exhibitions and playspaces geared toward children under the age of 10. The spaces, which opened following the museum’s $20M BOLD capital campaign, are based on the cutting-edge research in childhood development to inspire creativity and exploration. Exhibits include the a new climbing structure Gumnut Grove, and new exploration spaces called How Things Work which, Try It Studio, and a new Tot Spot.