The Honorary Camera of David 2016

Laureates of the Honorary Camera of David 2016


in appreciation of his dedication to Jewish culture, philanthropy and co-creation of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Bay Area businessman Tad Taube is the chairman of Taube Philanthropies and board president emeritus of the Koret Foundation in San Francisco. He is chairman and founder of the Woodmont Companies, a diversified real estate investment and management organization.

Born in Kraków, Poland, in 1931, Tad Taube immigrated to the United States in the summer of 1939, just months before the outbreak of World War II. In 2003, Mr. Taube established a philanthropic program, the Jewish Heritage Initiative in Poland (JHIP), which supports the revitalization of Jewish culture in Poland. In June 2015, then President of the Republic of Poland BronisŁaw Komorowski awarded Taube the Commander's Cross of the Star of the Order of Merit, Poland's highest level official state distinction for a foreign civilian, which Taube added to his Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit, received in 2004.

Mr. Taube holds BS and MS degrees from Stanford University and served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force.