The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) is pleased to announce the receipt of two grants made in collaboration by the Koret Foundation and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture. The $450,000 in renewed funding will support three years of discretionary special projects directed by Chancellor Arnold M. Eisen to promote innovative programs and initiatives on and off campus.
"I am honored by the Koret Foundation's and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture's generous investment in JTS," said Chancellor Eisen. "Their past support has been critically important in the initiation of signature projects to enhance Jewish life and learning at JTS. With increased funding, we will be able to address emerging needs and expand the impact of the successful programs instituted with the foundations' support in the first years of my chancellorship."
The funding provided by the grants will allow JTS to expand upon recent efforts consisting of
Since 1979, the Koret Foundation has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in strengthening the Bay Area community. Koret supports innovative approaches to community challenges, particularly those with significant public policy implications. Specifically, Koret supports organizations and initiatives in the areas of K–12 education; arts, culture, and civic life; and Jewish Peoplehood.
The Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture has as its goals to strengthen Jewish identity and sustain Jewish heritage in the United States and Poland; celebrate current Jewish achievement in all aspects of human endeavor; and work for the reform of Jewish institutions, which have often become disconnected from the people they serve. While primarily focused on local programs in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture extends support to Poland and Israel. Areas of concentration in this country and internationally include Jewish Peoplehood; education and scholarship; cultural renewal and heritage preservation; the arts; public policy research; and institution building.