The San Francisco-based Koret Foundation has given 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 establish the Koret International School for Jewish Peoplehood, the museum said in a statement. The school will expand the work of Beit Hatfutsot’s International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies and offer individually tailored personal and professional educational programs for visitors, online users, students, educators and community leaders, according to the museum.
In addition to programs taking place at the museum, they will be offered through learning curricula for Jewish day schools and community centers, traveling exhibits, and professional training and certification programs for educators from around the world.
The Koret International School is part of the overhaul of the Museum of the Jewish People, which will introduce a new core exhibit in 2019. The project, which includes four new galleries opened in 2016, has been made possible through a $100 million fundraising campaign.
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