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Ms. Shana Penn

Executive Director

Graduate Theological Union

HQ Phone: (510) 649-2400

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Graduate Theological Union

2400 RIDGE RD

Berkeley, California 94709

United States

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Executive Director

Taube Philanthropies

Contributor

Polish Suburban News

Director of Media Relations

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Executive Director

NEWW

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Board Member
National Coalition of Independent Scholars

Board Member
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

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JCCSF leagues

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Open Society Institute

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Scholar

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San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

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Shana Penn is the Executive Director of Taube Philanthropies, in San Francisco, and a scholar-in-residence at the Graduate Theological Union's Center for Jewish Studies, in Berkeley. Her book, Solidarity's Secret: The Women Who Defeated Communism in Poland (University of Michigan Press, 2005) was awarded Best Book in Slavic and East European Women's Studies by the American Association of Women in Slavic Studies. It was published as Sekret Solidarnos'c'i by W.A.B. Publishers (Warsaw) in 2014. In 2013, Shana was awarded the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland for both her gender studies research and advocacy of Polish-Jewish relations. She is currently writing about the reconstruction of European Jewish collective identities, 1989-2015.


Consular Reports | Taube Philanthropies

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Polish Consul General Mariusz Brymora and Deputy Honorary Consul Shana Penn made introductory remarks.

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Deputy Consul and San Francisco-Kraków Sister Cities Association Vice President Shana Penn presided over a book launch in Warsaw (June 26, 2014) and in Kraków (June 28, 2014).
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Deputy Consul and San Francisco-Kraków Sister Cities Association Vice President Shana Penn attended the 10th anniversary celebration of Kraków's Galicia Jewish Museum on June 30, 2014. The Museum is one of Poland's most visited Jewish museums and cultural/educational centers. Shana Penn also met with Director Jakub Nowakowski to discuss the upcoming cooperation between the Museum and related institutions in the Bay Area.
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Honorary Consul Tad Taube and Deputy Consul Shana Penn were also asked to write chapters in the Galicia Jewish Museum's tenth anniversary publication, Time of Change: The Revival of Jewish Life in Poland 1989-2004-2014, with other leaders and organizations responsible for the resurgence of Jewish life in Poland.
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Representing the Honorary Consuls for the Republic of Poland in the San Francisco Bay Area, Deputy Consul and San Francisco-Kraków Sister Cities Association Vice President Shana Penn attended the 24th Jewish Culture Festival in Kraków. Ms. Penn participated in several panels during the week-long Jewish Culture Festival, including two on women in Solidarity (July 2 and 3). At the same time, Ms. Penn met with Kraków community leaders and officials in promotion of the San Francisco- Kraków Sister Cities Cooperation Agreement, including the U.S. Consul General and the U.S. Ambassador. Meetings with Officials of the City of Kraków In July, Hon. Consul Taube and Deputy Consul and San Francisco-Kraków Sister Cities Association Vice President Shana Penn had meetings and discussions with officials of the City of Kraków including
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Reception for the JCC Kraków's Executive Director, Jonathan Ornstein, and Director of the Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland, Helise Lieberman, co-hosted by Deputy Consul Shana Penn and the Sister Cities Association on March 30, 2014.
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2014 Lectures by Shana Penn, Consular Deputy: Association for Jewish Studies, 46th Annual Conference, December 14-16, 2014, Roundtable on "POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews"
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Panel discussion moderated by Deputy Consul Shana Penn, including discussion of her book, Solidarity's Secret: The Women Who Defeated Communism in Poland (University of Michigan Press, 2005), newly published as Sekret Solidarnosci by W.A.B. publisher in Warsaw. Heinrich Böll Foundation, Warsaw, June 2, 2014, "Women and Solidarity. Where did we come from? Where will we go?" Kongres Kobiet 5th Annual Conference, Warsaw, May 2014. Lectures on Shana Penn's new book, Sekret Solidarnosci (WAB, 2014)
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Shana Penn, moderate Polish, represents Consul Taube in meetings.


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Executive Director, Taube Foundation
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Shana Penn, Chair
Professor, Graduate Theological Union
Executive Director, Taube Foundation


2008 Consular Report | Taube Philanthropies

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Polish studies scholar Shana Penn, who oversees my family foundation and has a well established reputation in both the Polish American community and Polish society, handles academic, educational, cultural and some diplomatic matters for my Consular office. She also networks with the Polish community in the Bay Area and throughout the US. Ms. Penn's research and involvements with PAHA, PIAST, AAASS and other professional associations enable her to stay abreast of major intellectual and social currents that may influence or inform the Bay Area's Polish community.

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Adding to the depth of the panel were Shana Penn, Visiting Scholar at the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at GTU, and Professor John Connelly, Department of History, UC Berkeley.
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The award was presented by Shana Penn at a concert of the Jewish Culture Festival held in the Tempel Synagogue, Krakow.
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Attended together with Consul personnel, Shana Penn and Ernest Weiner.
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Speakers include: Shana Penn (GTU), Erica Lehrer (Concordia College), Karen Underhill (Univ of Chicago).

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