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Ms. Shana Penn

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Executive Director

Phone: (510) ***-****  
Email: s***@***.org
Local Address:  San Francisco , California , United States
Taube Philanthropies
1050 Ralston Avenue
Belmont , California 94002
United States

Company Description: Taube Philanthropies was established in 1981 by its founder and chairman, Tad Taube. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area and with an office in Warsaw, the...   more

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In gratitude for this gift, the ..., 28 July 2015 [cached]
In gratitude for this gift, the music center will be renamed the Taube Family Music Hall at The UC Theatre, and the lobby will become the Shana Penn Lobby, named in honor of Shana Penn, executive director of Taube Philanthropies.
Shana ..., 10 May 2009 [cached]
Shana Penn President
Shana Penn is Executive Director of the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture in San Francisco and creator of the foundation's Jewish Heritage Initiative in Poland. Shana also is a visiting scholar at the Graduate Theological Union's Center for Jewish Studies, in Berkeley, and an Open Society Institute fellow. Her book, Solidarity's Secret: The Women Who Defeated Communism in Poland (University of Michigan Press, May 2005), was awarded Best Book in Slavic, East European and Eurasian Women's Studies by the American Association of Women in Slavic Studies. It is the first book to reconstruct women's leadership role in rescuing the Solidarity movement during the 1980s martial law era and in building a free press in Poland. The Polish version, Podziemie Kobiet (The Women's Underground), was published in 2003.
Shana is currently at work on a new book exploring the revitalization of Jewish culture in Poland. Her essays and articles have appeared in Beacon Book of Essays by Contemporary American Women, Journal of Women's History, Johns Hopkins SAIS Review, The Forward, Tikkun, and Lilith.
For Those With Ties to Polish Town, the Past Is More Than Mere Prologue, 21 Oct 2003 [cached]
"The event's success in bringing Jews and non-Jews together is a harbinger of things to come, I predict," said Shana Penn, director of heritage programs for the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture.
Shana Penn is the author of ..., 2 Sept 2005 [cached]
Shana Penn is the author of Solidarity's Secret: The Women Who Defeated Communism in Poland, telling the story of the seven female editors of the underground weekly Tygodnik Mazowsze.
Ms. Penn is an Open Society Institute fellow and visiting scholar at Mills College's Women's Leadership Institute. She directs the Jewish Heritage Initiative in Poland, a philanthropic program of the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture, based in San Francisco. She was the first Executive Director of the Network of East West Women.
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