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Federation Files Amicus Brief Supporting Washington State in Travel Ban Case Posted on February 7, 2017 11:18 AM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle filed a friend-of-the-court brief late Monday night to support Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s litigation against President Trump’s travel ban against immigrants and refugees.

The Federation, founded in 1928 to meet the needs of Seattle’s Jewish community, filed the brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

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Federation Deeply Saddened by Terror Attack in Jerusalem Posted on January 8, 2017 5:48 PM

We are deeply saddened by the brutal terror attack in Jerusalem in which a terrorist drove a truck into a group of young Israeli soldiers, killing four and injuring 16.

We call on the Palestinian Authority leadership to condemn this violence unequivocally. There is never justification for such terror.

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JFNA Response to Administration's Abstention on Security Council Resolution Posted on December 23, 2016 1:25 PM

Jewish Federations across North America are deeply disappointed that the United States abstained from today’s vote on the one-sided, anti-Israel resolution that was passed by the U.N. Security Council today. 

The Administration’s decision undermined a core principle of American foreign policy that has been embraced by Democratic and Republican Administrations for decades: that the only route to a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is through direct negotiations between the parties. 

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Jewish Federation, Jewish Community Strongly Object to Bannon Appointment Posted on November 15, 2016 8:51 AM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle strongly objects to the appointment of Stephen Bannon as chief White House strategist and counselor, and the appointment of any others who may threaten the fabric of our civil society. We will stand beside every minority community and all who are vulnerable and afraid.

In his acceptance speech, President-elect Trump said,

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Shimon Peres: A Man of Vision, Moral Leadership and Peace Posted on September 28, 2016 8:58 AM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle mourns the passing of Shimon Peres, z”l – a man of vision, moral leadership and peace. His dedication, courage and wisdom were indispensable to bringing to fruition the dream of Israel as the strong and vibrant homeland of the Jewish people.

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An Important Announcement from the Federation Board Chair Posted on August 3, 2016 7:31 PM

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.

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A Shocking Act of Terrorism and Hatred in Orlando Posted on June 12, 2016 2:11 PM

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.

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JFGS Horrified by Tel Aviv Shooting Posted on June 8, 2016 5:07 PM

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.

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Jewish In Seattle Magazine Wins Prestigious 2016 Maggie Award as Best New Publication Posted on May 12, 2016 12:48 PM

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.

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