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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Israeli Philharmonic returns to Bay Area with young, energetic maestro Lahav Shani
Oct 2022 | Arts and Culture, U.S.-Israel Bridge Building

Israeli Philharmonic returns to Bay Area with young, energetic maestro Lahav Shani

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) will perform on Nov. 6 at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco and again the next evening at Bing Concert Hall on the Stanford University campus, after opening the tour with four performances in Southern California starting Nov. 2.

Ken Burns explores America’s inaction during the Holocaust
Sep 2022 | Jewish Peoplehood

Ken Burns explores America’s inaction during the Holocaust

“The U.S. and the Holocaust,” coming to PBS September 18, examines the reasons behind the country’s inadequate response to Germany’s persecution of Jews.

SF Opera’s <i>Antony and Cleopatra</i> launches Centennial season
Aug 2022 | Arts and Culture

SF Opera’s Antony and Cleopatra launches Centennial season

At San Francisco Opera, rehearsals are now underway for the world premiere of Antony and Cleopatra, the latest drama from preeminent American composer John Adams. Opening September 10, the opera tells the story of a romance that would topple the world order—splintering alliances and sparking war on the Mediterranean.

Koret President Dr. Anita Friedman honored with Light Unto the Nations Award
Oct 2022 | Jewish Peoplehood

Koret President Dr. Anita Friedman honored with Light Unto the Nations Award

Koret President and Jewish Family and Children’s Services executive director Dr. Anita Friedman was presented with the Light Unto the Nations Award at AJC’s 2022 Global Advocacy Gala. The award is AJC’s highest honor bestowed on world leaders who exhibit leadership, courage, and principle.