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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.

Presidio Tunnel Tops is now open to the public!
Jul 2022 | Arts and Culture

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.

IsraAID partners with Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska to provide trauma care
Jul 2022 | Special Projects, U.S.-Israel Bridge Building

IsraAID partners with Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska to provide trauma care

In partnership with Zelenska’s national mental health initiative, IsraAid is sending teams of Israeli trauma specialists to Ukraine for several weeks at a time. Read the full story on eJewish Philanthropy.

KQED’s Media Literacy Educator Certification wins NAMLE award
Jul 2022 | Arts and Culture

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.

Honeymoon Israel resumes trips after two years of pandemic delays
Jul 2022 | Jewish Peoplehood, U.S.-Israel Bridge Building

Honeymoon Israel resumes trips after two years of pandemic delays

Two Bay Area cohorts went on trips in May, with more couples going later this summer. “As an interfaith couple, this trip was important to us to learn more about what it means to be Jewish and what traditions we want to carry forward or establish with our future family,” said Tara and Alexander, a Bay Area couple who recently returned from their trip.

Jewish Story Partners announces spring 2022 grantees
Jul 2022 | Arts and Culture, Jewish Peoplehood

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.

Oakland Museum of California receives nation’s highest museum and library honor
Jul 2022 | Arts and Culture

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.

Director hopes Rywka’s story inspires exhibit visitors and motivates them to be involved
Mar 2022 | Jewish Peoplehood

Director hopes Rywka’s story inspires exhibit visitors and motivates them to be involved

Prior to the official opening of The Girl in the Diary Exhibit – Search for Rywka from the Lodz Ghetto at the Karpeles Manuscript Library in Buffalo on Jan. 27, 2022, Jakub Nowakowski, director of the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow, answered a few questions for the Am-Pol Eagle. Read the full interview below:

Lunchtime Sessions at OMCA bring free fun every Saturday in March
Mar 2022 | Arts and Culture

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.

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