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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.

'Purim Carnival' Posted on March 2, 2015 1:00 PM

The theater of Hila and Ifat presents "Purim Carnival," a 45-minute Purim show suitable for children ages 3 to 10, but fun for people of all ages.

The show will be held Saturday, March 7, 2015, beginning 11:30 am, at Interlake High School, 16245 NE 24th St., Bellevue.

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Homeland Security Jewish Community Outreach Posted on February 25, 2015 10:52 AM

SAFE Washington invites leaders of Jewish organizations to a Department of Homeland Security Jewish Community Outreach, taking place on Sunday, March 1, 2015, 10 am to noon, at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, 2031 Third Ave., Seattle. The session also will be broadcast on the SAFE Washington Network using GoToMeeting for those who cannot attend in person.

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Passover Potluck for Couples & Families Posted on February 25, 2015 9:36 AM

Join JFS for dinner, discussion and activities to get ready for Passover, which starts on April 3rd. They'll look at unique issues for interfaith and Jewish by choice families, enjoy special foods and learn about seder rituals and ways to enjoy this time with friends, family and community. Families from across the spectrum of Jewish life are welcome!

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Passport to Passover Posted on February 25, 2015 9:10 AM

Come learn about Passover foods and traditions with JFS as you "journey" through the aisles. Get ideas to spice up your seder and meal, and enjoy free tastings of gefilte fish, matzo ball soup and more. Fun for all ages! 

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Shabbat Unplugged Posted on February 25, 2015 9:02 AM

Unplug from technology and plug in to your community and family. Every Shabbat Unplugged features a variety of activities open to the entire community. They'll have family yoga, a gym obstacle course, swimming, PJ Library Story Telling, and Shabbat arts and crafts. They'll end with a group song session. 
Cost: FREE
Please RSVP to SJCC Youth, Family, and Aquatics Program Coordinator Erin Kiema at or 206-388-0828

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Protect The Social Safety Net Posted on February 24, 2015 8:51 AM
The Washington State House and Senate are preparing to release their budget proposals for the 2015-2017 biennium. While many indicators show that Washington is no longer experiencing a recession, the state budget outlook for K-12 education and essential human services remains tight.
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Representing the Jewish State: Lessons from an Arab-Israeli Diplomat Posted on February 23, 2015 3:34 PM

The community is invited to hear Israeli diplomat George Deek, who will speak on a range of timely topics, including anti-Semitism in Europe, the current state of affairs in the Middle East, and his personal journey as a Christian Arab from Jaffa.

Deek will speak on Saturday, February 28, beginning 7:45 pm, at Hillel at the University of Washington, 4745 17th Ave. NE, Seattle.

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Purim Carnival Posted on February 20, 2015 1:31 PM

Put on your best costume and head to the J to celebrate Purim! They'll have carnival games, a bouncy house, a photo booth, PJ Library Story Time, a costume contest, Purim crafts, and more.

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Community Purim Party Posted on February 20, 2015 1:28 PM
Join the Secular Jewish Circle in their annual Purim Celebration in Wallingford, Seattle.
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Professor Kenneth Stein: Two Seattle Talks March 10, 11 Posted on February 19, 2015 6:18 AM

Professor Kenneth Stein, founder and director of the Institute for the Study of Modern Israel at Emory University, will deliver two talks in Seattle on March 10 and 11, 2015. 

RSVP for the March 10 talk at Hillel at the University of Washington on "Israel Education on Campus: Experiences and Aspirations"

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