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The Koret Foundation has awarded Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv a $10 million grant

The San Francisco-based Koret Foundation has awarded the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv a $10 million grant — the largest from a U.S. philanthropic foundation in the Museum’s 40-year history.

The grant will go towards establishing the Koret International School for Jewish Peoplehood, which develops and offers educational programs for visitors, online users, students, educators and community leaders.

“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 Irina Nevzlin, chair of the board of directors at Beit Hatfutsot. “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.”

The Koret International School is part of The Museum of the Jewish People’s overhaul, which will culminate in 2019. The entire project has been made possible by a $100 million fundraising campaign, which is set to close in the coming year.

“We are gratified to partner with Beit Hatfutsot, one of the world’s leading institutions in telling the long and extraordinary Jewish story,” Anita Friedman, president of the Koret Foundation, said in a news release. “In the 21st century, innovative Jewish institutions and meaningful new approaches are needed. The Koret International School will play a pivotal role in strengthening Jewish identity and Jewish involvement, and offers a powerful new opportunity to engage, inspire and educate.”

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