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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Local initiative bets the Jewish future on better preschools
May 2024 | Jewish Peoplehood

Local initiative bets the Jewish future on better preschools

Earlier this year, Koret partnered with Rosov Consulting and EarlyJ to research the Jewish early childhood education landscape in the Bay Area. Our findings led EarlyJ to expand a pilot program providing funding for Bay Area Jewish preschools to offer increased financial aid, attract and retain teachers, and increase security following the October 7 attacks. One school, the Gan Preschool in San Rafael, used funding to support three new Israeli families.

Archaeologists from University of Haifa and UCSD excavate submerged prehistoric site
May 2024 | U.S.-Israel Bridge Building

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 | Special Projects

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 | 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.