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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 Federation Heartbroken by Marysville Gun Violence Posted on October 24, 2014 2:00 PM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is heartbroken that another incident of gun violence has struck our community. Our thoughts and our prayers are with the victims of the tragedy that took place this morning at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, their families, all of the students, teachers and staff at the school, and the Marysville community.

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BDS, Israel and Us: The Delegitimization Campaign Posted on October 23, 2014 12:08 PM

The community is invited to attend a free presentation with Nevet Basker on “BDS, Israel and Us: The Delegitimization Campaign,” taking place on Sunday, October 26, 2014, beginning at 7:30 pm.

Nevet will speak at Sephardic Bikur Holim Congregation, 6500 52nd Ave. S, Seattle.

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Faith March to Ballot Box Supporting I-594: October 19 Posted on October 16, 2014 7:44 AM

On Sunday, October 19, people of faith and leaders from more than two dozen Seattle faith communities will come together to march to the ballot box and collectively vote “Yes” on Initiative 594, the common-sense initiative to close the background check loophole for gun sales.

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SJFF Best of Fest: 'The Zigzag Kid' Posted on October 8, 2014 4:44 PM

"The Zigzag Kid" will be screened on Sunday, October 12, at 3 pm, as part of the Seattle Jewish Film Festival's Best of Fest series. Screening will take place at the Stroum Jewish Community Center.

"The Zigzag Kid" is a charming, coming-of-age film about Nono, whose dad is the world's greatest detective but his mom is a mystery that only Nono can solve. Starring Isabella Rossellini, "The Zigzag Kid" is based on a novel by Israeli author David Grossman.

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Faith March to the Ballot Box: Yes on Initiative 594 Posted on October 8, 2014 3:35 PM

Join Washington faith communities for a March to the Ballot Box in support of closing the background check loophole in Washington State by voting "Yes" on Initiative 594. I-594 is on the November 4, 2014 general election ballot.

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PJ Posted on September 23, 2014 4:03 PM


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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


RSVP Today!

Super Sunday is happening October 26,
at Hillel at the University of Washington.

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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

New grant cycles have begun for Community Campaign Grants and Ignition 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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