Together with the Rodan Family Foundation, the Libitzky Family Foundation, and associated partners, Taube Philanthropies launched, “Strengthening Jewish Engagement for Bay Area Young Adults,” a program to address declining rates of Jewish identity, engagement, and support for Israel among young adults.
A $10.1 million Taube Philanthropies grant in 2017 enabled the University of California Berkeley to acquire the Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection, which today is housed at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. The Szyk Collection of more than 450 pieces, which speaks to a concern for human rights, is being catalogued and digitized to make it globally accessible.
Matching grants of $1 million since 2017 to each of five Bay Area JCCs have helped them secure adequate physical infrastructure to provide a central gathering place for the Jewish community where people can share food, music, literature, and social relationships.
Annual grants of $1 million since 2018 have supported the Bay Area Jewish Family and Children’s Services diverse community programs, crucial social services, and complex operations.
A $2.3 million grant is supporting the construction of a new home for Stanford’s Chabad Jewish Center near the university campus, to be named Taube Chabad House.
Multiple grants support the important work of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. In 2018, a $100,000 gift for archeology-related exhibitions was awarded in honor of Abraham D. Sofaer, former legal adviser to the U.S. State Department and now the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy and National Security Affairs at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. In 2019, a grant of $100,000 supported a traveling exhibition and companion books and a Bay Area Outreach Program. An additional $25,000 gift also was awarded to the Bay Area Outreach Program.