The Koret Foundation is dedicated to creating a vibrant Bay Area and a thriving Jewish community.

The Koret Foundation is dedicated to creating a vibrant Bay Area and a thriving Jewish community.

The Koret Foundation is dedicated to creating a vibrant Bay Area and a thriving Jewish community.

The Koret Foundation is dedicated to creating a vibrant Bay Area and a thriving Jewish community.

The Koret Foundation is dedicated to creating a vibrant Bay Area and a thriving Jewish community.

Grantee Spotlights

Jewish Story Partners: Supporting Jewish filmmaking from many angles

Jewish Story Partners (JSP) believes that films generate empathy, inviting Jews and non-Jews alike to see each other across perceived boundaries and gain insight into the human condition. JSP has funded 85 films in its first two years, selected from well over 700 applications. We spoke with Roberta Grossman, JSP’s co-executive director, about the diversity of films JSP funds and the range of additional support it offers filmmakers to maximize impact.

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St. Anthony Foundation: Be our guest

St. Anthony Foundation has been a pillar of San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood for over 70 years, and provides a plethora of services in pursuit of their goal to serve as a gateway to stability. But the dining room is regarded as the heart of the organization. We spoke with CEO Nils Behnke about the organization’s deep-seeded values of dignity and respect, the importance of treating every individual they serve as a guest, and the role that food plays in building relationships.

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United for the Jewish State: Koret grantees supporting Israel and Jews worldwide

Koret stands with our grantees—both in the U.S. and abroad—who are showing up for Jews and Israel during this time of need. We are inspired by the courage and resilience of Israelis fighting for their country and, in turn, the Jewish Community. Learn more about how our grantees are helping.

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Guided by Jewish values, the Koret Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for all who live in the Bay Area and to ensuring the vitality of the global Jewish community. We champion community leaders and institutions that can do the greatest good for the most people.  

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Updates

Archaeologists from University of Haifa and UCSD excavate submerged prehistoric site
May 2024 | Grantee in the News

Archaeologists from University of Haifa and UCSD excavate submerged prehistoric site

A team of marine archaeologists from the University of California, San Diego and the University of Haifa (UH)—a collaboration supported by the Koret Foundation—have been at work excavating a submerged prehistoric site that currently lies below the Mediterranean Sea off the Carmel Coast of Israel.

Celebrating Passover across the Bay Area
Apr 2024 | Grantee in the News

Celebrating Passover across the Bay Area

Chag Pesach sameach! Across the Bay Area, local congregations and community organizations will host Passover Seders and holiday gatherings. Read more to find a celebration near you.

American Judaism’s ‘golden age’ isn’t over yet, says Shalom Hartman’s Yehuda Kurtzer at UC Berkeley
Apr 2024 | Grantee in the News

American Judaism’s ‘golden age’ isn’t over yet, says Shalom Hartman’s Yehuda Kurtzer at UC Berkeley

Yehuda Kurtzer, President of the Shalom Hartman Institute, recently spoke at the Helen Diller Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies at UC Berkeley to discuss American Judaism and the transition point that American Jews currently find themselves in.