With great pride, the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture congratulates our chairman, Tad Taube, on being honored as one of the 2013 "Forward 50," the newsweekly's annual list of 50 newsworthy and notable Jewish Americans.
The annual Irena Sendler Memorial Award, hosted by the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, was held on October 23, at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Poland. This year’s laureates are Bogdan Zdrojewski, Minister of Culture and National Heritage, and Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, the Mayor of the capital city of Warsaw.
The Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture is proud to announce that our Executive Director, Shana Penn, was decorated with the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Polish Republic, in Warsaw, on October 23, 2013. The award was presented by Minister Jacek Michałowski, Head of the Chancellery of the President, on behalf of President of Poland Bronisław Komorowski.
The Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture is pleased to announce a grant of $900,000.00 over three years to support the Commonwealth Club of California's capital campaign to purchase and renovate the Club's first dedicated headquarters. This grant is made in partnership with the Koret Foundation.
The Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture is pleased to announce a grant of $1,000,000.00 over three years to the Exploratorium to support its capital campaign. This grant is made in partnership with the Koret Foundation.
As the 49ers secured the title of NFC Champions, their efforts this season have raised $500,000to support Bay Area youth organizations through Touchdowns for Kids. With fundraising efforts led by Tad Taube, Chairman of Taube Family Foundation and President of the Koret Foundation, Touchdowns for Kids is a collaboration between Taube, Koret, and the 49ers Foundation that directs funding to six local youth organizations.
On a visit to Poland, U.S. Senator and Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) was given a tour of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, escorted by the Director of the Core Exhibition, Dr. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, and joined by Museum leadership and representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw. Senator Mikulski viewed the stunning architecture of the Museum and the centerpiece of the Core Exhibition, the close-to-scale replica of the 17th-century wooden synagogue, whose bimah, the final piece of the replica, was recently installed in early August.
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.