On May 11-14, 2015, the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and its co-host, the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute, welcomed over 350 scholars and experts from America, Europe, and Israel to their inaugural international conference, "From Ibrahim ibn Yakub to 6 Anielewicz Street." At this historic international gathering – the first global Polish Jewish studies meeting in 75 years -- the Museum introduced its core exhibition to the scholarly public and invited discussions on future directions in Polish Jewish studies scholarship.
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.
We are pleased to present the inaugural edition of a redesigned and electronically distributed Gazeta, now co-produced by the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture (TFJLC) and the American Association of Polish-Jewish Studies (AAPJS).
After Tad Taube, chairman of Taube Philanthropies, launched a $2 million matching grant that successfully incentivized the financial support necessary to keep the inspiring Bay Lights sculpture on the Bay Bridge shining, Taube provided major funding for the centennial lights celebration of the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition (PPIE100), which kicked off on March 3, 2015.
Through a $2 million matching grant, Tad Taube, chairman of Taube Philanthropies, has announced financial support for the San Francisco Bay Bridge's inspiring light sculpture, The Bay Lights, by artist Leo Villareal. The installation must be removed from the bridge in March when its original two-year permit expires, but Taube Philanthropies will provide $2 million toward the $4 million needed by December 31 to ensure that the sculpture is reinstalled by 2016 and remains lit for the foreseeable future. A vigorous fundraising campaign to save the artwork has been launched.
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.