Foundation News

June 2021

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Israel

Koret-sponsored researchers discover drastic Hellenistic-era sea level change in ancient Israel

Marine archaeology researchers at the universities of Haifa and California, San Diego have discovered that sea levels in Israel rose 2 meters during the Hellenistic period. The drastic change resulted in loss of infrastructure that may give a window into the future effects of climate change, reports the Jerusalem Post.

June 2021

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San Francisco Bay Area

Moishe House launches its online annual report for an online year

Moishe House’s 2020 annual report utilizes Instagram to innovatively communicate its takeaways from a year of pandemic Jewish connection and young adult engagement. The annual report can be found @mhannualreport on Instagram.

June 2021

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San Francisco

San Francisco expands Museums for All program

As San Francisco reopens, the City’s Museums for All summer program is now open year-round, providing eligible residents free or reduced admission to local museums and cultural centers. San Franciscans who receive Medi-Cal or CalFresh receive free or reduced-price tickets to the City’s most exciting arts and nature exhibits.

June 2021

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San Francisco Bay Area

Koret Scholars from CSU Monterey Bay win annual research competition

Two Koret Scholars from CSUMB’s psychology department placed first and second at the 35th Annual California State University Student Research Competition. Congratulations, Claudia and Paul!

June 2021

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San Francisco

Final documentary of acclaimed LGBTQ+ filmmaker Debra Chasnoff set to premier at Frameline Film Festival

June is Pride Month in the United States, and Koret is proud to support PROGNOSIS | Notes on Living, the final film of queer documentary filmmaker Debra Chasnoff. The film is set to premier at the 45th Frameline Film Festival, the San Francisco International LGBTQ+ film festival, on June 19th. Reserve free tickets at the link below:

May 2021

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San Francisco Bay Area

Honoring our veterans this Memorial Day

We are proud to honor our local military veterans this Memorial Day and every day. Koret’s Veterans Initiative helps vets reintegrate into civilian life with mental healthcare, workforce development, and community building to combat social isolation.

May 2021

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San Francisco Bay Area

Congratulations to the Koret Scholars class of 2021!

Congratulations to our Koret Scholars! Despite a challenging year, you have achieved a great milestone. We’re so proud of you and are confident in your bright futures! Hannah Brownlee, Sonoma State University class of 2021, shared that the research opportunities provided by the Koret Scholars program set her up for a successful future: “This experience has motivated me to apply to graduate programs, and I will be attending the University of Delaware in the fall of 2021 to pursue my doctorate.”

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.