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.

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.

Protecting the Natural World

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

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.

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.

Foundation Spotlight


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

Gazeta Summer 2015 Issue

We are pleased to present the second issue of a redesigned and electronically distributed 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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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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The Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture mourns the loss of Dr. Jan Kulczyk

The Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture mourns the loss of Dr. Jan Kulczyk

Dr. Kulczyk was Poland's wealthiest businessman and an influential entrepreneur throughout Central and Eastern Europe. He was a generous philanthropist and a patron of many cultural institutions in addition to POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

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

Philanthropist 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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Tad Taube, Shana Penn, and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture mourn the loss of our dear friend and colleague Theodore Bikel, who passed away in Los Angeles on Monday, July 20. He was 91

In Memoriam: Theodore Bikel
(May 2, 1924-July 20, 2015)

Tad Taube, Shana Penn, and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture mourn the loss of our dear friend and colleague Theodore Bikel, who passed away in Los Angeles on Monday, July 20. He was 91

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OVER 30,000 ATTEND SAN FRANCISCO OPERA’S FREE LIVE SIMULCAST OF   MOZART’S THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO AT AT&T PARK

Over 30,000 Attend SF Opera's Simulcast of "Figaro," sponsored by
Taube Philanthropies

On Friday, July 3, a crowd of 30,130 flocked to San Francisco Opera's ninth live simulcast at AT&T Park for a free evening of Mozart's comedy The Marriage of Figaro. A diverse audience of all ages ranging from opera newcomers to long-time opera aficionados came together to share a glorious night of fun, food and opera al fresco.

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Tad Taube Honored with Polish Presidential Medal High state distinction recognizing patrons of culture was announced at ceremony at Presidential Palace

Tad Taube Honored with Polish Presidential Medal

At a ceremony on Friday, June 26, at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Polish President Bronisław Komorowski formally announced that San Francisco philanthropist Tad Taube will receive the highest level official state distinction for a foreign civilian.

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2015 Irena Sendler Memorial Award Recipient Krzysztof Czyżewski at ceremony on July 3

Taube Philanthropies’ 2015 Irena Sendler Memorial Award Presented To Krzysztof Czyżewski 

At the Tempel Synagogue on July 3, during the Jewish Culture Festival, Taube Philanthropies Executive Director Shana Penn presented the 2015 Award to a pioneer in multicultural civic engagement in Poland. Taube Philanthropies awarded Krzysztof Czyżewski, a social activist, scholar, and founding director of the Borderland Foundation (Fundacja Pogranicze) in Sejny, which is committed to building bridges between cultures and ethnicities.

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Partnerships with Sports Teams Support Youth Groups

Partnerships with Sports Teams Support Youth Groups

Through its innovative collaborative grantmaking, Taube Philanthropies supports underserved youth via three programs: Touchdowns for Kids, Hoops for Kids, and Goals for Kids. Partnering with the San Francisco 49ers Foundation, the Warriors Community Foundation, and the Sharks Foundation, Taube Philanthropies and other philanthropic partners provide funding per every touchdown, sack, basket, or goal to support a core group of youth programs.

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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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