News

January 2020

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San Francisco

UCSF Department of Opthalmology announces Koret Vision Clinics

The UCSF has announced that its patient care facilities at the Wayne and Gladys Valley Center for Vision will be named the Koret Vision Clinics, in recognition of a $10 million grant to the department, which houses one of the top 10 eye centers in the country. The new clinics will open in summer of 2020 and will substantially increase the number of patients seen each year and increase accessible, innovative vision care for the Bay Area and the world.

January 2020

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U.S.

The Israel Institute promotes the importance of college classes on Israel

Former US ambassador to Israel and the Israel Institute’s new board chair Daniel B. Shapiro promotes the importance of accessible, high-level courses about Israel to university campuses. In-depth academic engagement about Israel is a critical way to ensure that students are educated and well-prepared for sophisticated discourse on Israel. (Photo credit: The Israel Institute)

January 2020

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San Francisco Bay Area

“The Remembered” documentary selected for JDC Archives Film Grant

The Koret-supported film “The Remembered” was selected as the recipient of the Documentary Film Grant from the JDC Archives, which houses one of the most significant collections in the world for the study of modern Jewish history. The film by award-winning writer and filmmaker Yoav Potash explores Polish-Jewish relations in the small town of Gniewoszów, Poland, in the years immediately before, during, and after World War II.

December 2019

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Israel

Israel is now a hot spot for college summer internships

Onward Israel was formed in 2012 to provide college students high-quality professional summer internships in Israel while strengthening their Jewish identity. This past summer, the program served 2,806 students and has reached close to 12,000 alumni. Koret grantee Israel21C shares about the Onward Israel’s inception and growth.

December 2019

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Santa Clara

Touchdowns for Kids donates $200,000 to local charities

Touchdowns for Kids–a collaboration with the 49ers Foundation, Taube Philanthropies, and Koret– celebrated the end of a successful season that raised $200,000 in donations to local youth organizations from the 49ers success on the field.

December 2019

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Israel

Shalem College year in review

Shalem College reflects on 2019, including its annual Peoplehood program in the Bay Area and the inaugural program to Washington DC to learn about the importance of the US Israel Relationship.

December 2019

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Israel

California legislative caucus visits Israel

Organized by the California Legislative Jewish Caucus Leadership Foundation, members of the California State Legislature visited Jerusalem, Ramallah, Tel Aviv, and Northern Israel. Members met with top Israeli leaders, thinkers, and entrepreneurs to better understand the unique politics, history, geography, and economy of the modern state of Israel.

November 2019

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Stanford

Stanford opens ‘team science’ complex

The Stanford ChEM-H Building and the Stanford Neurosciences Building are opening this month as part of a new research complex dedicated to improving human health. The interconnecting buildings will allow teams of scientists, engineers, and clinicians from across Stanford’s campus to join forces, share expertise, and work together in community labs, such as the Koret Human Neurosciences Community Laboratory. (Photo credit: Farrin Abbott)