News & Events

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.

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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Art from Ashes: Concert Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz Posted on December 12, 2014 10:07 AM

On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, Music of Remembrance will present a community-wide free concert to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp by the Soviet army. The concert will take place at the Illsey Ball Recital hall at Benaroya Hall.

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Jazz Clarinetist Anat Cohen Performing in Seattle Posted on December 11, 2014 12:28 PM

Anat Cohen, an internationally celebrated, Israeli-born jazz clarinetist, will join the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra in concerts February 21 and 22, 2015.

Performances are Saturday, February 21, beginning 7:30 pm at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, and Sunday, February 22, beginning 2 pm at the Kirkland Performance Center. Her visit is sponsored by Temple Beth Am and the Israeli Pacific Northwest Consulate.

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'Flory's Flame' and Legacy Concert Posted on December 3, 2014 10:46 AM

Keeper of the flame of Sephardic music, songbird Flory Jagoda will take her audience on a spellbinding, magical journey through songs and stories. Born in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Jagoda blends her mother tongue Ladino with Balkan cultural traditions.

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Tween Extreme Limo Hunt Posted on December 3, 2014 9:48 AM

Grab your friends and journey around Seattle in chartered limousines to find clues and prove that your group is the best! Find out more and register.

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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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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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