News

February 2024

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ANU Museum offers ‘snapshot’ of how Israeli art responded to Oct. 7

ANU Museum of the Jewish People recently opened a full, temporary exhibition entitled “October Seventh” featuring dozens of works by Israeli artists responding and related to the Hamas massacres and the ongoing war.

February 2024

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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.

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February 2024

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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.

January 2024

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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.

January 2024

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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.

December 2023

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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.

November 2023

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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.

October 2023

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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.

September 2023

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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.

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August 2023

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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.”

August 2023

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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.

August 2023

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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.