Jewish Life

Talking Jewish Art and Culture

Arts — like faith — can lift the human spirit, buoy us during difficult times, and open up new worlds. A vibrant arts ecosystem is vital to the health of the Jewish community; this is why the Walter & Elise Haas Fund continues to support arts and culture through its Jewish Life program.

Cooking Up Big Ideas in The Kitchen

Can you create spaces for people to gather and do Jewish things together that are meaningful, inspirational, and well-designed? Can Judaism be curated? These were questions that Fund grantee The Kitchen wanted to understand. A small group of us pondered these questions over two days with IDEO, the global design and innovation firm based in San

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JFCS/East Bay Program Featured on PRI The World

Fund grantee Jewish Family & Children’s Services of the East Bay’s LGBT Refugee Services program is featured in Monica Campbell’s stories published this week on Public Radio International’s The World. If you missed it on KQED Radio, you can listen to the audio over at PRI: An Iraqi who served the US military gets a new life, and gender identity, in

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Haas Sr. Grantees on the Slingshot List

W&EHF has long admired the creativity and entrepreneurship of our grantees. It’s particularly satisfying when our views are validated by a national organization. The 2013/14 Slingshot list of the 50 most innovative Jewish organizations was just released and we are pleased to note that five of our current grantees and one previous grantee made the

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