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Nov 15, 2016, 3:29 AM
Behind the scenes, but not invisible — Recognizing those who make effective giving possible
For nearly five decades, my philanthropic organizations have been involved in supporting significant philanthropic projects. I am proud of the investments in community, culture, and civic life that my foundation, Taube Philanthropies, has made. Philosophically, our philanthropic methodology has...
Jun 8, 2016, 6:30 PM
Why I’m Supporting Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion
I’ve always felt that the best way to ensure the health and well-being of the Jewish people in the future is to care for that health and well-being right now. This is particularly true today, as we face resurgent anti-Semitism,...
Apr 11, 2016, 6:40 PM
Investing in the Bay Area’s Future
To an extent unrivaled almost anywhere in the world, the best that America has to offer is a result of the combined efforts of the private and public spheres, in a society where hard work is rewarded and those...
Mar 9, 2016, 6:31 AM
A Special Simcha in Poland
When a child is born, the new parents begin a lifetime of nurturing, protecting, and preparing that child for a future bigger than anything they can imagine. Thirteen years later, Jewish teens celebrate their bar or bat mitzvah, a...
Feb 5, 2016, 5:00 AM
Collaborative Philanthropy: The Next Chapter in Institutional Giving
Over the last century, a new and different kind of philanthropy has emerged. Born in the 20th century, its institutional form reflects the wealth of philanthropic giants like Rockefeller and Ford. Its corporate form reflects the complexity of modern...
Sep 8, 2015, 6:19 PM
Rosh Hashanah in Poland: Reflecting and Rejoicing
As Rosh Hashanah drew to a close on September 17, 1947, Secretary of State George Marshall made his way to the United Nations headquarters in New York. In his address to the intergovernmental organization, the U.S.’s top diplomat indicated,...
Aug 13, 2015, 3:31 PM
Tears Through Laughter
Each of the more than 2,000 times my friend Theodore Bikel rose to the stage as Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof,” he reminded Jews and non-Jews alike of the Jewish culture that has thrived so vibrantly across generations...
Jul 3, 2015, 12:38 AM
European Jews Redux
There has been a widespread tendency to view European Jewry as a remnant – after the 20th century’s horrors, there primarily remains a ghostly reminder of centuries of tradition that ended in cataclysmic destruction. Perhaps understandably, Europe’s Jewish community doesn’t...
Tad Taube, a Bay Area business, philanthropic and community leader, is chairman of Taube Philanthropies and honorary consul of the Republic of Poland.