The in Tel Aviv, Israel, has announced a $10 million grant from the San Francisco-based for an international school of Jewish studies.
Building on the work of Beit Hatfutsot's International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies, the grant will establish the Koret International School for Jewish Peoplehood, which will work to develop new approaches to education and design innovative programs tailored for groups and individual visitors; provide curricula for Jewish day schools and community centers; create traveling exhibits; and establish professional training and certification programs for educators from around the world. Those efforts also will build on museum programs already in place, including the My Family Story genealogy competition and its "generation to generation" (G2G) volunteer programs. To launch the initiatives in Jewish communities around the world, the school will establish and oversee a global team of full-time associates and representatives.
"The Koret Foundation's grant reflects an exciting and growing convergence of interests around the revised mission for the Museum of the Jewish People, bringing leading foundations into conversation and partnership with our ongoing and much-valued partner, the Government of Israel," said Beit Hatfutsot board chair Irina Nevzlin. "With the visionary support of the Koret Foundation, the Museum of the Jewish People will be the unquestioned global hub for a new conversation about what it means to be not just Jewish, but a member of the Jewish people."