News

July 2022

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San Francisco

Presidio Tunnel Tops is now open to the public!

The 20-year transformation of the Presidio’s waterfront adds 14 acres to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, building a national park space over concrete tunnels connecting San Francisco to the Golden Gate Bridge. Presidio Tunnel Tops features walking trails, art installations, picnic areas, and the mobile food program Presidio Pop Up.

July 2022

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San Francisco

KQED’s Media Literacy Educator Certification wins NAMLE award

The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) has selected KQED’s PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification for the 2022 Media Literate Media Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to media literacy made by media professionals with national reach.

July 2022

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United States

Jewish Story Partners announces spring 2022 grantees

Jewish Story Partners, a Los Angeles-based non-profit film funding organization, announced its third round of grantees today, with $468,000 in new grants distributed among 16 projects. The films traverse a rich variety of Jewish experiences, among them powerful stories from award-winning filmmakers like Michel Franco, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, Julia Mintz, Pierre Sauvage, Jason Osder, William Youmans, and Joshua Zeman.

July 2022

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Oakland

Oakland Museum of California receives nation’s highest museum and library honor

OMCA is one of six organizations to win the 2022 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. It is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities. The award will be presented at a ceremony in July in Washington, DC.

March 2022

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Oakland

Lunchtime Sessions at OMCA bring free fun every Saturday in March

OMCA is welcoming Spring at its newly-renovated outdoor gardens. Lunchtime Sessions will feature dance, music, and children’s literature events every Saturday in March at noon. Grab a picnic blanket and bring your lunch, or stop by the museum cafe or Off the Grid Food Trucks, and enjoy a live outdoor performance. For more details on upcoming programs, visit museumca.org.

February 2022

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San Francisco

SFMOMA announces new director

Exactly a year after longtime director Neal Benezra stepped down from his role, SFMOMA has named Christopher Bedford, formerly of the Baltimore Museum of Art, as its new director.

February 2022

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San Francisco

After pandemic delays, Freestyle Love Supreme opens at ACT to rave reviews

Freestyle Love Supreme, the unscripted musical from Lin-Manuel Miranda, began its national tour at ACT in San Francisco last week. Read more about the show below:

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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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.