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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
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
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.» Read More
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.» Read More
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.» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is horrified at the crime against humanity that bloodied Paris on Friday. The cold-blooded murders that took the lives of dozens of innocent people, wounded scores more and terrified the city escalated the scale of barbaric terrorist attacks on our civilization and on the universal values of freedom, democracy, dignity and tolerance. Our hearts go out to the families of those who have been impacted by this unspeakable crime, to the wounded victims, and to all of the people of France.» Read More