Grantee Spotlights

The Koret Foundation’s vision and values are realized through the work of our grantees. Their experiences, challenges, and successes teach us how to become better grantmakers and community players. We share their stories here—their approaches, adaptations, and accomplishments—to honor the constituencies they serve and to inspire others.

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Grantees in the News

American Judaism’s ‘golden age’ isn’t over yet, says Shalom Hartman’s Yehuda Kurtzer at UC Berkeley
Apr 2024 | Jewish Peoplehood

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.

IsraAID: Meeting the needs in Israel requires all of our humanitarian experience
Mar 2024 | Jewish Peoplehood

IsraAID: Meeting the needs in Israel requires all of our humanitarian experience

After the devastating attacks on Oct. 7, IsraAID used their humanitarian, technical, and mental health expertise to launch a large-scale response at home. In an op-ed for EJP, IsraAID CEO Yotam Polizer reflects on the unique challenges in Israel, and what it takes to rebuild resilience.

JCCSF unites diverse communities at Soul Vey event
Mar 2024 | Jewish Peoplehood

JCCSF unites diverse communities at Soul Vey event

JCCSF recently hosted “Soul Vey,” an event celebrating Judaism, Black History Month, and Women’s History Month. The event brought Black and Jewish communities together to break bread over a culturally diverse Shabbat meal.

USC Shoah Foundation gives National Library of Israel full access to Holocaust testimony
Mar 2024 | Jewish Peoplehood

USC Shoah Foundation gives National Library of Israel full access to Holocaust testimony

USC Shoah Foundation and the National Library of Israel signed an agreement to make Shoah’s full collection of survivor testimonies from the Holocaust and the October 7 attacks publicly available to all Israelis.