Foundation News

September 2021

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Michigan

Rywka’s Diary opens in at Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills Michigan

“The Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Lodz Ghetto” opened at the HMC in Farmington Hills this week. The exhibit, which is traveling the US on loan from the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow, Poland, tells the story of Rywka Lipszyc, a teenage girl experiencing life in the Lodz Ghetto. Read more about the amazing story of Rywka’s Diary here:

September 2021

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San Francisco Bay Area

Shana Tova from Koret!

As we enter 5782, we reflect on the joys and challenges of the past year and renew our commitments to serving our community. We wish you a sweet, happy and healthy new year!

August 2021

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San Francisco

San Francisco-Marin Food Bank expansion breaks ground

The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank celebrated the groundbreaking of an expansion to its San Francisco warehouse, which will add an additional 32,000 square feet of space to respond to skyrocketing need and expand fresh produce offerings. Watch on ABC7:

August 2021

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Farmington Hills, Michigan

Holocaust Memorial Center Announces New Exhibit “The Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Łódź Ghetto, ” July 29–December 30

“The Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Łódź Ghetto,” an exhibition at the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus in cooperation with the Galicia Jewish Museum, Kraków, Poland, will be on display from July 29 through December 30, 2021.

August 2021

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San Francisco

SF Opera curtain rises at the War Memorial Opera House on August 21

The San Francisco Opera is opening again at the War Memorial Opera House on August 21. This season is Eun Sun Kim’s debut as the new Music Director, and will feature three blockbuster operas scheduled, with a gradual opening and some hybrid virtual performances. Proof of vaccination is required for entry.

July 2021

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San Francisco

Asian Art Museum opens its first exhibit in the new transformed space

teamLab: Continuity is the first exhibition in the museum’s new Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Pavilion. The fully immersive interactive and sensory experience is rooted in traditional Japanese art.

July 2021

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Eswatini

IsraAID launches COVID-19 vaccine program in Eswatini

A volunteer reflects on her experience as part of IsraAID’s humanitarian mission to Eswatini supporting the country’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout. IsraAID’s full program there takes a holistic approach to COVID-19 response, leveraging Israeli solutions and lessons learned to date.

July 2021

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Berkeley

BAMPFA returns to in-person film screenings

The Pacific Film Archive at the Berkeley Art Museum will return to in-person film screenings, beginning with outdoor screenings August 12, and indoor screenings resuming September 1.

July 2021

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San Francisco Bay Area

Prognosis: Notes on Living screening in-person

Prognosis: Notes on Living is this year’s local spotlight at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. The film sparks conversations about death, dying, and living Jewishly. It will be screened on July 25 at the Castro Theater in San Francisco.

July 2021

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Oakland

Oakland Museum of California reopens following COVID-19 and a $20M renovation

OMCA reopened on June 18 after a 15-month long hiatus due to the pandemic as well as an extensive $20 million renovation. The revamped museum has a redone sculpture garden, an expanded cafe, and new artwork by local artists.