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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.

Operation Protective Edge: The Latest Posted on August 19, 2014 1:24 PM

Day 46 Update: Operation Protective Edge
August 22, 2014

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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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Stop the Sirens: Please Show Support Posted on July 13, 2014 8:55 AM

We can't silence them. But we can try to soften their impact on the lives of the children and families living under their blare.

Hamas' upgraded military capabilities put the vast majority of Israel's population within range of rocket fire. But all of Israel is within reach of our work.

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Jewish Family Service's refugee work needs our help Posted on July 10, 2014 1:26 PM
 
Earlier this week, President Obama asked Congress for $1.8 billion in emergency funding to continue resettling refugees scheduled to arrive in the United States.
 
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JFGS Condemns the Brutal Murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir Posted on July 7, 2014 11:35 AM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle condemns the brutal murder of 16 year old Mohammed Abu Khdeir.  We are appalled by the heinous nature of the crime.  We are grateful to the Israeli Police for their swift action and have confidence that Israel’s justice system will punish those responsible for the murder to the fullest extent under the law.

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Remember Our Boys Posted on July 2, 2014 12:49 PM

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