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Koret Winter Update: Supporting local veterans and their families
Dec 2022 | Quarterly Update

Koret Winter Update: Supporting local veterans and their families

Koret recently renewed its commitment to local veterans with a $1.5 million investment in the Koret Veterans Initiative over three years. First launched in 2019, this initiative helps Bay Area veterans address barriers to success.

To sustain our JCCs for years to come, vote with your feet
Dec 2022 | Thoughts & Opinions

To sustain our JCCs for years to come, vote with your feet

“The institutions we depend on to connect Jewishly are now depending on us to show up and rekindle those feelings and experiences of community that were lost.” In this op-ed originally published in the J, Weekly, Koret’s Rachel Schonwetter shares why it’s time to show up for our local JCCs, and what we can do.

Nervous about election results? You should be. Americans hardly know anything about civics
Dec 2022 | Thoughts & Opinions

Nervous about election results? You should be. Americans hardly know anything about civics

“If children don’t have civic opportunities where they live and we aren’t teaching them the fundamentals of democracy, then how can we expect them to protect it as adults?” Koret’s Ashley Rodwick reflects on the future of US civics education in this op-ed originally published in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Koret Fall Update: Investing in civics education and in Jewish Peoplehood
Nov 2022 | Quarterly Update

Koret Fall Update: Investing in civics education and in Jewish Peoplehood

An educated citizenry is key to a well-functioning democracy. Only through robust civic education can we ensure a stable, democratic future. That’s why Koret launched a $3.7 million Civic Learning Initiative to ensure that K-12 civic education across the Bay Area is engaging, robust and impactful.

Koret Summer Update: Civics Education and Strengthening Bonds with Israel
Jul 2022 | Quarterly Update

Koret Summer Update: Civics Education and Strengthening Bonds with Israel

The Koret Foundation supports organizations that test and advance new and important ideas. To that end, this spring, we launched two new major initiatives: a new $3.8 million Civic Learning Initiative to build student knowledge and support teacher training to promote democracy and combat disinformation, and a $10 million grant to establish a new global collaborative between Tel Aviv University and ANU-Museum of the Jewish People.

$10 Million Koret Foundation grant to establish Koret center for Jewish civilization at TAU
May 2022 | Foundation News

$10 Million Koret Foundation grant to establish Koret center for Jewish civilization at TAU

The Koret Center at TAU, Israel’s largest research university, will work to bridge divides and improve relationships between Jewish communities worldwide by centering on the common bonds that have united the Jewish people for millennia. Read the full story at the Jerusalem Post.

Koret Foundation aims to bolster civics education in California
Apr 2022 | Foundation News

Koret Foundation aims to bolster civics education in California

“A new generation educated on the fundamentals of our government is the strongest way to ensure democracy for decades to come,” said Michael Boskin, president of the Koret Foundation, in a press release. Read the full story on the J. Weekly.

Koret announces $3.7 Million in Grants to boost civic education across California
Jun 2022 | Press Release

Koret announces $3.7 Million in Grants to boost civic education across California

The new initiative builds student knowledge and supports teacher training to promote democracy and address disinformation in the Bay Area and beyond

Koret Spring Update: Moving Forward
Mar 2022 | Quarterly Update

Koret Spring Update: Moving Forward

Over the past nearly two years, COVID-19 taught us many lessons about what really matters. Among them was how vital it is to have access to high-quality local arts and cultural programming. Across the Bay Area, concert halls, art galleries, and exhibition spaces were the first to shutter in March 2020, and many of them remained closed well into 2021. But now, as the Bay Area continues to reopen, the art world is poised to make a comeback.

We are honored to celebrate Jeff Farber
Jan 2022 | Foundation News

We are honored to celebrate Jeff Farber

Koret’s CEO, Jeff Farber, was awarded the 2022 Tzedek (righteousness) award at A Wider Bridge’s 10th Anniversary Celebration. View the recording of the celebration below.

On International Holocaust Remembrance day, keeping memory alive through storytelling
Jan 2022 | Foundation News

On International Holocaust Remembrance day, keeping memory alive through storytelling

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. We remember those we lost through stories. Rywka’s Diary provides a glimpse into the life of an ordinary girl during extraordinary times.

Koret Winter Update: Helping bring back Bay Area arts & culture
Dec 2021 | Quarterly Update

Koret Winter Update: Helping bring back Bay Area arts & culture

Over the past nearly two years, COVID-19 taught us many lessons about what really matters. Among them was how vital it is to have access to high-quality local arts and cultural programming. Across the Bay Area, concert halls, art galleries, and exhibition spaces were the first to shutter in March 2020, and many of them remained closed well into 2021. But now, as the Bay Area continues to reopen, the art world is poised to make a comeback.

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