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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.
From Dan Lowen, Federation Board Chair
It is with a mixture of sadness for his decision and gratitude for his contributions that we announce that Keith Dvorchik will be leaving Seattle and his position as President and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. Keith will stay with the Federation through early September.
Keith is returning to central Florida to be close to family and continue working to strengthen the Jewish community as the CEO of the Roth Jewish Community Center of Orlando.» Read More
Today marks 10 years since the sunny summer Friday afternoon when a gunman, filled with hate and armed with death and destruction, invaded the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and brought havoc into our community.
Today, we mourn the death of Pamela Waechter, z”l, a woman who was full of light and life and kindness, and who was murdered that afternoon. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends, as we know the hollowness left by her passing will never be filled.» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is deeply shocked by the heinous act of terrorism in which 49 people were murdered and more than 50 injured early Sunday morning at a gay nightclub in Orlando. These innocent people were targeted due to their sexual orientation and the terrorist’s deep hatred of people different from him.» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is horrified by the shooting that took the lives of four people and seriously injured several others in Tel Aviv on Wednesday evening. The terrorists responsible for the vicious attack targeted innocent people who had congregated at the popular Sarona Market, in a deliberate effort to inflict mass casualties.» Read More
Jewish in Seattle, the bimonthly community and lifestyle magazine published by the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle in conjunction with SagaCity Media, Inc., has won the prestigious 2016 Maggie Award as Best New Publication.
The Maggie Awards are selected by the Western Publishing Association, in an annual competition that honors excellence in printed and digital publishing in the Western United States. The competition is designed to foster creativity and inspire exceptional work.» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle mourns the victims of the two horrific bombings that have taken the lives of innocent people in Istanbul and in Brussels. In these latest terrorist strikes at the heart of civilization, the perpetrators of barbarism have murdered over three dozen individuals and wounded many more. The impacts of these casualties are felt across the globe.» Read More
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Today we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his tireless work to help all Americans, no matter their race, so they could live together in peace and prosperity.
The era in which Dr. King fought for freedom was a different time. Racism, disenfranchisement and discrimination were easily visible in the “whites only” signs above public buildings, in the schools segregated by color, and in the streams from fire hoses turned on those peacefully protesting for the right to vote.» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is outraged by the scrawling of a swastika on a statue at Temple Beth Hatfiloh in Olympia, a naked act of anti-Semitic hatred and incitement that was a vile attempt to intimidate and a disgusting affront to our society's values of tolerance, freedom and dignity for all.» Read More
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Tonight marks Shabbat and the sixth night of Chanukah. As we celebrate in our warm homes, lighting candles, saying prayers and opening presents, we remember that this holiday is about more than gelt, dreidels and latkes. It’s about the miracle of light and the celebration of life. But tonight countless refugee families, families just like ours, families risking their lives to escape violence and terror in their homelands, wait, in cold and hunger, for new places of safety.» Read More