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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.

20th Annual Raoul Wallenberg Dinner Posted on January 27, 2015 9:50 AM

Join the Nordic Heritage Museum for the 20th Annual Raoul Wallenberg Dinner, honoring the memory of the Swedish diplomat who intervened to save thousands of Jews from deportation to Nazi concentration camps.

The dinner will be held Thursday, February 26, 2015, beginning 5 pm at the Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th St., Seattle.

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Is Religion the Problem or the Solution? Posted on January 22, 2015 12:41 PM

Terror attacks in Paris, anti-Semitic marches, synagogue vandalism in the U.S. - the list goes on. Targeted attacks against Jews and non-Jews are not a new phenomenon, but they highlight threats to the democratic ideals of free societies. As in Paris, we live in a world where the values of religious pluralism may clash with extremist forces.

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Young Family Tu B'Shevat at Om Culture Posted on January 21, 2015 9:09 AM

Celebrate the new year of trees at Om Culture, with Young Families at Beth Am, Jewish Junction, and PJ Library; featuring play time, song and story time with Betsy Dischel, tree treats, and a drum circle.

$5 per person (kids and adults) at the door.
Snacks provided.
RSVP in advance (by emailing Alexis Kort, with names and number of people attending. 

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JFGS Stands with the People of France Posted on January 9, 2015 12:42 PM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle stands with the people of France and the French Jewish community at this difficult time of fear and barbarism perpetrated by terrorists.

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Paint & Sip - Tu B'Shevat-Style Posted on January 8, 2015 1:32 PM

CANVAS! brings their popular Paint & Sip studio to the Stroum Jewish Community Center for a Tu B’Shevat-themed night!

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'David Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel:' 92Y Livestream Posted on January 8, 2015 9:13 AM

The community is invited to be a part of the discussion of Zionist icon David Ben-Gurion's remarkable impact on our world, when Cultural Arts at the Stroum Jewish Community Center livestreams a 92Y panel on Sunday, January 11, 2015, 4:30 pm at SJCC.

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JewDub Talks 2015 Posted on January 6, 2015 5:06 PM

The community is invited to the third annual JewDub Talks, a series of short lectures on big ideas in Jewish history and culture. Organized by the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Washington, this one-night "TED Talks"-style event will feature four outstanding speakers discussing issues that are personally and intellectually compelling. JewDub Talks will be held Thursday, January 29, 2015, beginning 7 pm in the UW Tower.

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Mission to Jewish Cuba Posted on January 5, 2015 4:05 PM

Join the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle on a Mission to Jewish Cuba, March 25-29, 2015. Visit synagogues, Old Havana and more on this special mission, which JFGS is offering with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. To find out more, contact Rachel Marinos at 206.774.2219 or at

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Seattle Premiere of 'Beneath the Helmet' Posted on January 5, 2015 11:49 AM

The Seattle premiere of Beneath the Helmet: From High School to the Home Front, a coming-of-age story about five Israeli high school graduates who are drafted into the IDF to defend their country, will be held on Sunday, February 15, 2015, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, at Congregation Ezra Bessaroth.

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