Investing in Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland

The Jewish Cultural Festival in Krakow, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015, draws 25,000 visitors annually.

Reconnecting Families with Their Histories

The Jewish Genealogy & Family Heritage Center in Warsaw helps Jews
worldwide explore their Polish roots.

Reclaiming 1,000 Years of Jewish Heritage

The new POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews opened to the world on October 28, 2014.

Fostering Innovation in Jewish Institutions

The Taube Koret Campus in Palo Alto combines a world-class JCC with Jewish
senior living in an intergenerational destination.

Protecting the Natural World

The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park
promotes exploration and education.

Supporting Jewish Peoplehood and Culture

A stunning replica of a 17th century synagogue is featured at the new
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

Foundation Spotlight


Hoops For Kids Program Donates over $530,000 for Underserved Youth in the Bay Area

Hoops For Kids Program Donates over $530,000 for Underserved Youth
in the Bay Area

The Warriors Community Foundation, in partnership with the Taube Family Foundation, Koret Foundation, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company, this season continued the Hoops for Kids program, where Warriors achievements on the court support underserved youth in the Bay Area.

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Polish Jewish history museum named European Museum of the Year

Polish Jewish history museum named European Museum of the Year

POLIN Museum in Warsaw a major philanthropic project of Taube Philanthropies

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Goals for Kids' Second Season Continues with Sharks in Playoffs!

Goals for Kids' Second Season Continues with Sharks in Playoffs

This season Taube Philanthropies and the Koret Foundation partnered with the Sharks Foundation on the second season of the Goals for Kids Program. For each goal scored by the San Jose Sharks this year, a $1,000 donation was dedicated

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University of Wroclaw's Department of Jewish Studies Receives Capital Grant from Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture

University of Wroclaw's Department of Jewish Studies Receives Capital Grant from Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture

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

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The Bay Lights Returns With Brilliant Permanence

The Bay Lights Returns With Brilliant Permanence

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.

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Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater of SF Opera to Open in late February 2016

Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater of
SF Opera to Open in late February 2016

San Francisco Opera's new Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera, which opened in late February 2016, will consolidate most of the Company's operations into a single campus in the vibrant and emerging arts district of San Francisco's Civic Center. The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on February 12, 2016.

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Touchdowns for Kids Celebrates 5th Season

Touchdowns for Kids Celebrates 5th Season

Since the San Francisco 49ers Touchdowns for Kids program launched in 2011, Taube Philanthropies, the 49ers Foundation, Koret Foundation, and other supporters have donated nearly $1.5 million to support Bay Area organizations that enrich the lives of local youth. With every touchdown made by the 49ers, $5,000 is donated, and with each field goal, interception, and sack that's made, $1,000 donations are made.

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European Premiere of Frank Stella Exhibit at POLIN Museum in Warsaw

European Premiere of Frank Stella Exhibit at POLIN Museum in Warsaw

Frank Stella's Polish synagogues series had its European premiere at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw on February 19, and will run through June 20, 2016. The internationally renowned American artist traveled to Poland for the first time to speak at the exhibition opening on February 19.

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Philanthropist Tad Taube Gives $6 Million Challenge Grant to Restore Notre Dame de Namur University’s Ralston Hall

Notre Dame de Namur University Exceeded the $6M Taube Challenge to Restore Historic Ralston Hall

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.

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Taube Philanthropies pledges $3 million to Ronald McDonald House

Taube Philanthropies pledges $3 million to Ronald McDonald House

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."

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Philanthropist Tad Taube Leads Support for Reopening of the Historic UC Theatre, a New Concert Hall Serving the Bay Area

Tad Taube Leads Support for Reopening of the Historic UC Theatre, a New Concert Hall Serving the Bay Area

This fall, a historic Bay Area landmark will be reborn when The UC Theatre in Berkeley opens with a new identity. Originally opened in 1917 as a first-run movie theater, and among the oldest and most historically significant theaters in Berkeley, the City of Berkeley landmark is being transformed by the nonprofit Berkeley Music Group into a live music venue with a focus on youth education programs.

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Gazeta Winter 2016, Vol.23 No.1

Gazeta Winter 2016

We are pleased to present the Winter 2016 issue of Gazeta, co-produced by the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture (TFJLC) and the American Association of Polish-Jewish Studies (AAPJS).

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Honorary Consul for
the Republic of Poland

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.

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