Polish architect Maria Piechotkowa, renowned Polish architect and author of several groundbreaking publications upholding the architectural memory of buildings destroyed in WWII, especially synagogues, was honored for her commitment to preserving Poland’s Jewish heritage, on September 16, at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.
The Taube Family Music Hall will be named in honor of Bay Area philanthropist Tad Taube on Thursday, September 22, at a formal event and unveiling at The UC Theatre in Berkeley. Shana Penn, executive director of Taube Philanthropies, will also be recognized with the naming of the Shana Penn Lobby. Youth jazz band Oakland Future Trio will perform and plaques will be unveiled as part of the celebration at the newly renovated and reopened Bay Area landmark music venue.
We are pleased to present the sixth issue of Gazeta, co-produced by the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture (TFJLC) and the American Association for Polish-Jewish Studies (AAPJS).
Now in its sixth year, the Touchdowns for Kids program provides another reason to celebrate the 49ers on-field success in 2016. With each touchdown, field goal, interception or sack, funding will be directed to organizations dedicated to improving the lives of Bay Area youth.
The 2016 Irena Sendler Memorial award was presented to Prof. dr hab. Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska on July 1st, during the Jewish Culture Festival in Kraków. Co-awardee Maria Piechotka will receive the Irena Sendler Award in Warsaw in the Fall 2016.
The Taube Family Campus at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion was named during a groundbreaking ceremony honoring Tad Taube, founder and chairman of Taube Philanthropies. Taube Philanthropies’ $15 million grant, its largest grant ever to a Jewish organization, will enable the Reform Movement’s headquarters in Israel to update, enhance and beautify its Jerusalem campus as a vibrant academic, cultural and spiritual center welcoming the larger Israeli community and visitors from around the world.
On May 2, 2016, in honor of Poland's National Constitution Day, Poland's Consul General Mariusz Brymora, Hon. Consul Tad Taube, Hon. Consul Christopher Kerosky and San Francisco Mayor's Chief of Staff, Steve Kawa, raised the Polish flag at San Francisco City Hall.
The Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture has awarded the University of Wroclaw’s Department of Jewish Studies (DJS) a grant of $100,000.00, to be distributed over two years. The grant will support the renovation of the Department of Jewish Studies’ new location in Wroclaw’s historical center
San Francisco (February 10, 2016)—Leo Villareal’s monumental work of public art, The Bay Lights, returned to the Bay Bridge as a permanent installation on January 30, 2016. Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, philanthropist Tad Taube, ILLUMINATE founder Ben Davis, and artist Leo Villareal pushed the ceremonial button at 7:25 pm.
Tad Taube, chair of the Campaign to Save Ralston Hall, announced during a recent celebration that Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) not only met – but exceeded – the $6M Taube Challenge to save Ralston Hall, a California and national historic landmark.
Tad Taube and Taube Philanthropies announce a new matching grant of $3 million towards the expansion of the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. Of the total amount, $1 million is a 1:2 matching grant; once the match is made, Taube will give an additional $2 million, thereby generating a total $5 million for Ronald McDonald House's "Hope is Growing Campaign."
In May 2007, the Republic of Poland appointed businessman and philanthropist Tad Taube, one of the Bay Area's distinguished civic leaders, to represent Poland as an Honorary Consul in northern California. Mr. Taube was born in Krakow, Poland, in 1931 and immigrated to the United States in the summer of 1939, just weeks before the outbreak of World War II. He has dedicated his life to efforts strengthening the civic and cultural life in both the United States and Poland and to building a close connection between the two.