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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.

Help Holocaust Survivors Posted on July 2, 2015 10:53 AM

Out of 100,000 Holocaust Survivors left in the U.S., approximately one-third of them are living in poverty. These 30,000 vulnerable elders lack proper food, housing and medical care. Additionally, because of the trauma they endured, survivors are at greater risk of depression, social isolation and extremely poor outcomes.

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JFGS Announces Funding for Community Programs Posted on July 1, 2015 10:38 AM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is pleased to announce allocation of funding for programs that will contribute to building a strong and thriving Jewish community in the Puget Sound region in fiscal year 2016.

The Jewish Federation's impact on the community includes programs the Federation operates for community benefit and grants allocated to partner organizations.

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JFGS Deeply Gratified by Supreme Court's Marriage Equality Decision Posted on June 26, 2015 4:22 PM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is deeply gratified by the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic decision today that the right of civil marriage is open to all couples under the Constitution’s 14th Amendment, which guarantees equal protection of the law.

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Give Kids the Best Start Posted on June 26, 2015 3:46 PM

Every child should have the opportunity to succeed. But currently, due to health and economic disparities, too many kids in King County are set up to fail. Ninety-two percent of a child’s brain is developed by age 5. By the time kids enter kindergarten, it’s too late to help them overcome such disparities. They arrive at the starting line 20 yards behind and never catch up.

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We Mourn the Lives Taken in Charleston Posted on June 19, 2015 9:32 AM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is deeply shocked and saddened by the horrendous act of violence that took the lives of nine peaceful people gathered for prayer at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, yesterday evening. To invade the sanctity of a house of worship and murder innocents in a spasm of hatred is beyond unspeakable and abhorrent.

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JFGS 2015 Annual Meeting Posted on May 27, 2015 12:13 PM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle invites all of its members to the 2015 Annual Meeting.

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Sara Weiss, Sarah Browning Honored at Kibud Morim Posted on May 11, 2015 11:45 AM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle wishes a hearty mazel tov to Seattle Hebrew Academy teacher Sara Weiss, who received the annual Grinspoon Award for Excellence in Jewish Education at the May 7 Kibud Morim (Honoring Teachers) dinner.

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Jewelry Making Party Posted on May 8, 2015 4:41 PM

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Pride Shabbat Posted on May 8, 2015 4:23 PM

In collaboration with Jewish organizations across Puget Sound, we proudly invite you to the 2015 Pride Shabbat!

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