Press Room

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Jim DiPeso, Editor & Writer

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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Mourning the Victims of More Horrific Terror Attacks Posted on March 22, 2016 2:28 PM

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.

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Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Our Unfinished Work Posted on January 18, 2016 5:37 AM

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.

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An Outrageous Attack on a Synagogue Posted on December 24, 2015 8:24 PM

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.

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Hate Is Not a Jewish Value Posted on December 11, 2015 1:37 PM

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.

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Another Mass Shooting Takes Innocent Lives Posted on December 3, 2015 5:40 AM

Once again, innocent people have been murdered in a rampage of gun violence. Once again, families grieve and a community mourns the devastation wrought by a brutal massacre. Making even more unspeakable the horror of today’s shooting in San Bernardino, California, where 14 people were slain and 21 wounded, was that it bloodied a center serving people with developmental disabilities.

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Jewish Community Stands with Governor Inslee on Welcoming Refugees Posted on November 24, 2015 10:38 AM

Today, over 200 members of the Puget Sound Jewish community sent a letter to Governor Jay Inslee strongly supporting his outspoken commitment to welcome Syrian refugees to Washington State and to resist demonizing of people fleeing persecution and violence in the Middle East.

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More Terrorist Violence Takes Five Innocent Lives Posted on November 19, 2015 5:35 PM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is deeply saddened by the terrorist attacks that took the lives of five innocent people in Israel and wounded six more on November 19, including an 18-year-old American yeshiva student murdered as he was returning from bringing food to IDF soldiers and visiting a memorial for three Israeli boys kidnapped and slain by terrorists in 2014.

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