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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.
JCCSF > About Us > Board of Directors, 8 July 2013 [cached]
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Poland Jewish Heritage Tours - Jewish Tours & Travel - Jewish Tours in Poland, 1 Feb 2010 [cached]
Taube is leading the trip with Shana Penn, executive director of the Taube Foundation.
About 250,000 of Poland's 3.5 million Jews survived the Holocaust, says Shana Penn, the foundation's executive director.
Shana Penn and Ron Wexler are playing key roles in organizing the Poland Jewish Heritage Tours, along with a team of Jewish educators, scholars and experts.
Penn is the executive director of the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture who has done extensive research on modern Poland; Wexler is a scholar of Jewish history with 30 years of experience in the cultural tourism industry.
"You don't really get to understand the dramatic and positive changes in Poland," said Penn, "unless you actually go and see the places where these 10 centuries of Jewish life existed."
With large numbers of American Jews tracing their ancestry, at least in part, back to Poland, Penn said the tours will offer a genealogical component, with trained Polish genealogists on hand to help participants retrace the steps of their forebears.
Working with distinguished Polish educators and historians, Taube and Penn tried to make sure they did not launch a glorified travel agency.
Rather, Penn said, "We look at this as a much-needed educational resource and a new kind of cultural tour experience."
The ceremony attendees also included many members of the San Francisco Jewish and secular communities, including the Krakow-born Taube, who is an honorary consul for the Republic of Poland; Daniel Sokatch, CEO of the S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation; Jeffrey Farber, CEO of the Koret Foundation; Shelley Hebert, public affairs director for the Stanford Hospital and Clinics; and Shana Penn, executive director of the Taube Foundation.
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