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CA Department of Education brings survivor testimony to Bay Area schools
Feb 2024 | Jewish Peoplehood, K-12 Education

CA Department of Education brings survivor testimony to Bay Area schools

The California Department of Education recently launched an oral history speaker series to bring Holocaust testimony to public school districts across the state. With support from the JFCS, the series aims to give students a deeper understanding of the Holocaust by allowing them to hear directly from survivors and their family members.

Lunar New Year 2024: Celebrate the Year of the Dragon in the Bay Area
Feb 2024 | Arts and Culture

Lunar New Year 2024: Celebrate the Year of the Dragon in the Bay Area

Celebrate the Lunar New Year by attending one of many cultural events in the Bay Area at Koret-supported organizations like museums, educational centers, and other cultural institutions.

Jewish and multifaith MLK Day events around the Bay Area
Jan 2024 | Special Projects

Jewish and multifaith MLK Day events around the Bay Area

MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service to encourage all Americans to volunteer in their communities, and the Bay Area Jewish community is hosting a number of events to honor his legacy through faith, social justice and service.

Victory lap for Alex Edelman’s ‘Just for Us’ scheduled at Berkeley Rep
Jan 2024 | Arts and Culture

Victory lap for Alex Edelman’s ‘Just for Us’ scheduled at Berkeley Rep

Comedian Alex Edelman’s solo show “Just for Us” — about how he, as a Jew, infiltrated a white nationalist meeting — will come back to the stage for a limited-run engagement at Berkeley Rep’s Peet’s Theater.

First Woman on Supreme Court Sandra Day O’Connor Will be Remembered as Founder of iCivics
Dec 2023 | K-12 Education

First Woman on Supreme Court Sandra Day O’Connor Will be Remembered as Founder of iCivics

As the nation mourns the passing of former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, she will be remembered not just for her seminal work with the Court, but as a leader of the movement to revitalize civic education, including founding the nonprofit iCivics with the goal of transforming civic education for every student in the United States.

Glide gives out Thanksgiving meals to struggling Bay Area residents
Nov 2023 | Special Projects

Glide gives out Thanksgiving meals to struggling Bay Area residents

With the help of volunteers, the Glide Foundation prepared and served over 3,000 meals both on-site and throughout the city on Thanksgiving. This year marked the organization’s 60th annual Thanksgiving distribution.

Group created to collect Holocaust survivor testimonies to start interviewing victims of Hamas massacres
Oct 2023 | Jewish Peoplehood

Group created to collect Holocaust survivor testimonies to start interviewing victims of Hamas massacres

The USC Shoah Foundation, which was created to record and gather the testimonies of Holocaust survivors, is now working to do the same for the victims of Hamas’s attack in southern Israel, which was the largest number of Jews murdered in a single day since the Holocaust.

Israeli aid groups assist Morocco in quake aftermath
Sep 2023 | U.S.-Israel Bridge Building

Israeli aid groups assist Morocco in quake aftermath

Israeli humanitarian aid groups including IsraAID and NATAN Worldwide Disaster Relief have dispatched teams to Morocco to help the locals in the aftermath of the deadly 6.8 magnitude earthquake.

Tennis Center at Golden Gate Park Earns Coveted National Award
Aug 2023 | K-12 Education

Tennis Center at Golden Gate Park Earns Coveted National Award

The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Tennis Center, which re-opened in 2021 after a $27 million renovation through a public-private partnership, has been selected by the USTA to receive the 2023 Outstanding Facility Award and as the sole recipient of the prestigious “Featured Facility of the Year.”

Marin educators reach milestone on career training school
Aug 2023 | K-12 Education

Marin educators reach milestone on career training school

Marin education officials broke ground in August on a centrally located vocational school that will provide training in a wide range of subjects and connections to certificate programs at College of Marin, potentially leading to internships and jobs.

Community, City Officials Celebrate $3.38 Million Makeover of Herz Playground
Aug 2023 | K-12 Education

Community, City Officials Celebrate $3.38 Million Makeover of Herz Playground

Koret Chief Program Officer Danielle Foreman was recently asked to speak at the re-opening of Herz Playground. The playground was renovated by the Let’sPlaySF! initiative, a public-private partnership to bring creative playspaces to neighborhoods across the city as prioritized by a citizen task force.

Eight Jewish Story Partners films selected for the SF Jewish Film Festival
Jul 2023 | Jewish Peoplehood

Eight Jewish Story Partners films selected for the SF Jewish Film Festival

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival has selected eight documentaries supported by Jewish Story Partners for this year’s event. Learn more about the selected movies and the event.

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