News

January 2020

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Berkeley

Jewish progress taking place at UC Berkeley

Ron E. Hassner, the Helen Diller Family Chair of Israel Studies at UC Berkeley, shares how Israel scholarship and Jewish life has progressed at the campus in recent years. Today, the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, Magnes Museum, and Center for Jewish Studies contribute to a campus environment where Israel and Judaism are studied rigorously, carefully, and enthusiastically. (Photo credit: Tikvah: Students for Israel)

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

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.

April 2019

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Shalem College Peoplehood Project: Building bridges between Bay Area and Israeli Jews

There is no better way to understand a country’s history, people, and culture than a firsthand visit. Accordingly, sending young American Jews to Israel has been an important investment of the established Jewish community for many years. These experiences have a transformative impact on participants, deepening their Jewish identities and enriching involvement with their local […]

October 2017

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Moishe House: Leading the way for next gen Jews to “do Jewish”

The Koret Foundation enthusiastically supports various forms of Jewish engagement and outreach for our diverse Bay Area community. We are particularly interested in programs that help Jews in their 20s connect with their peers and create long term Jewish community participation. For many of them, the years between finishing college and starting families are a […]

October 2017

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Urban Adamah: Connecting to your Jewish roots through the earth

Urban Adamah is a 2.2-acre farm in North Berkeley. It serves as a Jewish educational platform, a 21st century American kibbutz where Jewish practice is actualized through farming and the sense of community. Urban Adamah is definitely more of a hub than an enclave, with a natural feeling of connection to the Zionist pioneers of […]