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The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle (the Federation) works on behalf of all Jews and all Jewish organizations in Washington state to ensure a vibrant Jewish community locally, in Israel and worldwide.

FRED Talk at Kol HaNeshamah Posted on November 18, 2014 5:00 PM

West Seattle's first FRED Talk will feature Harborview's medical director, an award-winning film producer, and two other speakers, on Sunday, November 23, 2014, from 3 pm to 5 pm.

Kol HaNeshamah is located at 6115 SW Hinds St., Seattle.

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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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Menorahs and Mitzvahs Posted on November 13, 2014 11:29 AM

Explore themes and traditions of Chanukah through an email series, culminating in a get-together to celebrate the Festival of Lights. There will be a discussion on how to integrate acts of kindness, sharing and justice into the holiday. The series also look at unique issues for interfaith and Jewish by choice families - with a chance to plan for the holiday season. 

Families from across the spectrum of Jewish life are invited to enjoy the emails and then join Jewish Family Service for snacks, story, songs and other activities.

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Hands On Hanukkah Posted on November 13, 2014 11:11 AM

Learn about Hanukkah at this fun and engaging event. Stop by for lots of hands-on activities, like a dreidel-spinning competition, coloring, cookie decorating and more. Families of all backgrounds welcome. 
No registration necessary.
For more information, please contact Mark Rosenberg at or (206) 388-0830

11:00am - 2:00pm at Northgate Mall
401 NE Northgate Way, Seattle

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Family Music Experience Posted on November 13, 2014 11:00 AM

Come drum, dance and play in this fun, community-building event with family and friends! No experience necessary.

Suggested donation of $15 per family. Questions? Ask Kate Speizer, or 206.384.6020.

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm at Seattle Jewish Community School
12351 8th Ave. NE, Seattle


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Shabbat Unplugged Posted on November 12, 2014 2:48 PM

Unplug from technology and plug in to your community and family. Shabbat Unplugged offers a variety of activities, including PJ Library storytelling, a gym obstacle course, Shabbat arts and crafts, family yoga, and a song session with guest Eli Rosenblatt. 

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the Stroum Jewish Community Center,
3801 East Mercer Way, Mercer Island

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Letters to the Editor: 90 Years of Jewish Community Through the Eyes of the Jewish Transcript Posted on November 11, 2014 3:34 PM

In honor of the 90th anniversary of the JTNews and the Jewish Transcript, nine decades of Seattle Jewish news lift off the page and onto the stage. Watch local and global history, and the colorful conversations swirling around them come to life in Book-It Repertory Theatre's unique performance of Letters to the Editor: 90 Years of Jewish Community Through the Eyes of the Jewish Transcript.

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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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Almost Hanukkah Under the Stars Posted on November 11, 2014 9:59 AM

Get into the Hanukkah spirit at the Stroum Jewish Community Center's Almost Hanukkah Under the Stars celebration! Hanukkah trivia, gifts, Dizzy's Tumblebus, mobile video games truck, and the kid-friendly band Recess Monkey will amp up the fun. Every family will go home with a Hanukkah starter kit, including a Hanukkah book, candles, prayers and a dreidel.

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at the SJCC, 3801 E. Mercer Way, Mercer Island.

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