News

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.

goldman tennis center

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.

July 2023

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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.

July 2023

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The Marine Mammal Center opens the Sea Lion Spot at Pier 39

Visit the new Sea Lion Spot at Pier 39 for an educational experience for all ages. Hear from experts from the Marine Mammal Center about the sea lions and how we can all take action to keep them safe, and look out for a permanent exhibit coming in the Spring of 2024.

May 2023

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“Omar,” coming to SF Opera this fall, wins Pulitzer Prize for music

Coming to the San Francisco Opera in the fall, Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels’ opera Omar has won the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for music. The opera is based on the actual 19th century journal of an Islamic scholar abducted from his home in West Africa and enslaved in South Carolina.

May 2023

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Television Academy Honors awarded to “The U.S. and the Holocaust”

The Emmys have awarded The U.S. and the Holocaust with their 16th annual Television Academy Honors, which recognizes television programs that have harnessed the extraordinary power of storytelling to fuel social change.

May 2023

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“Survive the Storm”: The Tech’s 36th Annual Tech Challenge

Every year, The Tech Interactive holds a youth engineering design program geared towards solving real-world problems. For the event’s 36th year, “Survive the Storm, ” The Tech Challenge asked students to tackle severe weather events by designing structures that could protect vulnerable objects from high winds.

April 2023

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Celebrate Israel at 75

This Yom Ha’atzmaut marks 75 years of the State of Israel, and Jewish organizations around the Bay Area have teamed up to plan a community-wide festival to celebrate.