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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.

Jewish Genetic Disease Screening Posted on September 15, 2014 10:14 AM

Get Screened! Seattle Community Screening

Sunday, November 16, 2014
11 am to 5 pm

Hillel at University of Washington
4745 17th Ave. NE, Seattle
(Parking available)

Pre-registration recommended.

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Super Sunday! Posted on September 12, 2014 11:25 AM

Save the Date!

Super Sunday is happening October 26, from 11 am to 6 pm
at Hillel at the University of Washington.

Details coming soon!

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Our Condolences to Steven Sotloff's Family Posted on September 3, 2014 10:40 AM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle offers our heartfelt condolences to the family of Steven Sotloff z”l, the second American journalist brutally murdered by Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists. Steven grew up in Miami’s Jewish community, was a grandson of Holocaust survivors, studied in Israel and held Israeli citizenship. Like fellow journalist James Foley, who also was gruesomely slain by ISIS terrorists, Steven was dedicated to the difficult and dangerous work of reporting the issues and the human stories of the Middle East’s ongoing struggles.

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2015-2016 Grants Process Posted on August 25, 2014 2:01 PM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is pleased to announce that new grant cycles have begun for Ignition Grants and Community Campaign Grants. These two grant programs have provided millions of dollars in support for the Jewish community in Seattle and around the world. Please contact Federation Planning staff for more information.

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The Latest from Israel and Ukraine Posted on August 19, 2014 1:24 PM

The open-ended cease-fire that took effect at 7 pm local time on Tuesday, August 26, remains in place.

The Israeli Cabinet on August 31 approved a five-year social and economic development plan for communities near the Gaza Strip. The Cabinet met with leaders from Hof Ashkelon, Eshkol, Sha'ar HaNegev, Sdot Negev and Sderot.

See below for more about Israel.

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Jewish Federation, ADL Disturbed by Anti-Semitic Slogans, Images at Pro-Palestinian Rallies Posted on August 5, 2014 1:17 PM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and Anti-Defamation League are disturbed by the increase in anti-Semitic slogans and imagery at recent pro-Palestinian rallies in Seattle’s Westlake Park and Seattle Center.

"We are deeply troubled by the need to put out a second statement denouncing anti-Semitism here in Washington State. Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and all bias-motivated speech have no place in our political discourse," Keith Dvorchik, President and CEO of the Jewish Federation, said.

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JFGS and Jewish Community Members Condemn NRA Official's Statement Linking Gun Violence Prevention to Holocaust Posted on July 28, 2014 2:36 PM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and members of the Jewish community condemn the statement reportedly made by Brian Judy of the National Rifle Association that attempt to link policies to reduce gun violence to the Holocaust. The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle calls upon Mr. Judy to resign his position with the National Rifle Association.

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2015 Community Campaign Kickoff Posted on July 24, 2014 12:21 PM

Join us at the Jewish Federation's 2015 Kickoff!

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Community Gathering for Israel Posted on July 23, 2014 4:39 PM

A gathering for community, reflection and prayer

Gather with members of the Seattle Jewish community as we join in solidarity with the people and state of Israel and the families of soldiers who grieve, mournful at the loss of all human life and prayerful about a lasting and sustainable end to conflict.

Congregation Beth Shalom
6800 35th Ave. NE, Seattle
Sunday, July 27
11 am to Noon

We are pleased to report the following confirmed speakers will attend the Community Gathering for Israel:

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