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Koret Foundation’s $10 Million Grant to Establish the Koret Center for Jewish Civilization at Tel Aviv University in Partnership with ANU – Museum of the Jewish People
May 2022 | Press Release

Koret Foundation’s $10 Million Grant to Establish the Koret Center for Jewish Civilization at Tel Aviv University in Partnership with ANU – Museum of the Jewish People

Koret announced a partnership with the USC Shoah Foundation’s Institute for Visual History and Education and the Hold On To Your Music Foundation to develop a global Holocaust educational curriculum. The project will combine testimony, technology, and music to enrich the field of Holocaust education for primary and secondary school-aged children around the world.

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 $3.25 Million in Grants to boost civic education across California
Apr 2022 | Press Release

Koret announces $3.25 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

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.

Koret Foundation Commits $2M to Bay Area Arts Organizations
Oct 2021 | Press Release

Koret Foundation Commits $2M to Bay Area Arts Organizations

Koret has announced $2 million in new and planned grants to fund key Bay Area arts and cultural institutions, supporting pillars of the community as they re-open and navigate the return to live audiences.

Koret President Dr. Anita Friedman receives Visionary Leadership Award from Tel Aviv University
Oct 2021 | Foundation News

Koret President Dr. Anita Friedman receives Visionary Leadership Award from Tel Aviv University

Dr. Anita Friedman will receive Tel Aviv University’s prestigious Visionary Leadership Award at their 2021 virtual gala. The gala is raising funds for three important initiatives at Tel Aviv University: student scholarships, medical research, and The Center for Combatting Pandemics.

Koret Summer Update: Building Bridges for the Future
Jul 2021 | Quarterly Update

Koret Summer Update: Building Bridges for the Future

The Koret Foundation is committed to supporting a strong US-Israel relationship, and one way we do this is by funding research collaborations between top Israeli and US academic institutions.

Honoring our veterans this Memorial Day
May 2021 | Foundation News

Honoring our veterans this Memorial Day

We are proud to honor our local military veterans this Memorial Day and every day. Koret’s Veterans Initiative helps vets reintegrate into civilian life with mental healthcare, workforce development, and community building to combat social isolation.

Congratulations to the Koret Scholars class of 2021!
May 2021 | Foundation News

Congratulations to the Koret Scholars class of 2021!

Congratulations to our Koret Scholars! Despite a challenging year, you have achieved a great milestone. We’re so proud of you and are confident in your bright futures! Hannah Brownlee, Sonoma State University class of 2021, shared that the research opportunities provided by the Koret Scholars program set her up for a successful future: “This experience has motivated me to apply to graduate programs, and I will be attending the University of Delaware in the fall of 2021 to pursue my doctorate.”

Celebrating Earth Day
Apr 2021 | Foundation News

Celebrating Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Koret believes that caring for the earth (the Jewish value of shmirat ha’adamah) is a fundamental part of sustaining healthy and vibrant communities. Our grantee Urban Adamah is meeting critical needs of food distribution and community connection through a Jewish, earth-based lens.

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