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JFGS Stands with the People of France Posted on January 9, 2015 12:42 PM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle stands with the people of France and the French Jewish community at this difficult time of fear and barbarism perpetrated by terrorists.

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Mission to Jewish Cuba Posted on January 5, 2015 4:05 PM


Join the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle on a Mission to Jewish Cuba, March 25-29, 2015. Visit synagogues, Old Havana and more on this special mission, which JFGS is offering with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. To find out more, contact Rachel Marinos at 206.774.2219 or at rachelm@jewishinseattle.org.

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JFGS Joins in Celebrating Release of Alan Gross Posted on December 17, 2014 11:06 AM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle celebrates the release of Jewish-American contractor Alan Gross from a Cuban prison after five years of captivity. As we celebrate the miracles of Hanukkah, we share in the joy of Alan’s family and of the Jewish community at his return to freedom. We join in thanking President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden for working successfully to free Alan, who was wrongfully convicted of espionage while traveling in Cuba to do humanitarian work.

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JFGS Condemns Attack on Bilingual School for Israeli Jewish and Arab Children Posted on December 1, 2014 2:18 PM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is shocked and appalled by the vandalism and arson attack on Jerusalem’s bilingual Hebrew-Arabic school that took place Saturday night. The hatred that spawned this barbaric assault, which destroyed a classroom where Jewish and Arab children learned together as friends, must be confronted by all who care about Israel. We join with Israel’s citizens and leaders in condemning an act of racist violence against a school that symbolizes the aspirations of Israeli Jews and Arabs to live and work together in peace and partnership.

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JFGS Awards Ignition Grants Posted on November 28, 2014 10:35 AM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is pleased to announce the award of $63,975 in Ignition Grants to 17 projects that will expand human services, enhance Jewish education and engagement, and offer exciting cultural experiences.

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JFGS Condemns Horrific Attack on Jerusalem Synagogue Posted on November 18, 2014 10:21 AM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle condemns in the strongest possible terms the horrific attack on a Jerusalem synagogue that took the lives of four rabbis and a police officer, and injured a dozen or more worshipers earlier today. We mourn with the families of the victims, extend to them our deepest condolences, and offer our wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured.

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Support Needed for Emergency Food & Shelter Program Posted on November 11, 2014 3:09 PM

Congress is returning this week to adopt budget legislation. One of the crucial programs needing funding is the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP).

EFSP has helped non-profit organizations and public agencies to feed the hungry and to prevent homelessness. In King County alone in 2012, EFSP served more than 420,000 meals, and provided emergency housing in shelters, motels and other facilities.

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JFGS Deeply Gratified by Passage of Initiative 594 Posted on November 5, 2014 10:58 AM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is deeply gratified that Washington State’s voters are passing Initiative 594, which will close the background check loophole for gun sales.

If present trends hold in the ballot count, Washington State will be taking a sensible step to curb gun violence. After years of gridlock and inaction, the voters have taken it upon themselves to lead in making our community safer and more secure.

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JFGS Mourns Passing of Herman Sarkowsky Posted on November 4, 2014 5:45 PM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle was greatly saddened to learn of the November 2, 2014 passing of Herman Sarkowsky, z”l, who was at the forefront of Seattle’s civic, philanthropic, business and professional sports life for more than half a century.

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