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The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle strongly condemns the recent rash of terror attacks in Israel. We are horrified at these indiscriminate attacks that resulted in the murder of four innocent Israeli civilians. We send our sincere condolences to their families.
The victims include parents cruelly shot to death in front of their four young children, seriously injured civilians, police and soldiers, and the community gripped by fear as a result of the recent wave of shootings, stabbings, Molotov-cocktail attacks and rioting.» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is horrified and deeply saddened that yet another incident of gun violence has shattered a school campus – this time at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, where at least nine people were reported murdered and seven wounded on Thursday morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this heartbreaking tragedy, with their families, and with all of the students, staff and faculty at Umpqua Community College. Our nation must work to ensure that all schools are inviolable sanctuaries of learning.» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is heartsick about the tragedy Thursday on the Aurora Avenue Bridge. Our thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of those who lost their lives, the many people who were injured, and their families at this difficult time.» Read More
The disgusting series of Jew-hating tweets that Fox News commentator Ann Coulter made during the Republican presidential candidate debate last Wednesday night are offensive and unacceptable. Ms. Coulter's obscene comments correlating support for the U.S.-Israel relationship with the anti-Semitic canard that Jews "control" the U.S. government and care more about Israel than the U.S. are as reprehensible as they are false.
Worse, rather than owning up to and apologizing for her hateful remarks, Ms. Coulter denied any wrongdoing.» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is deeply horrified and saddened by the heinous attacks that took place yesterday in Duma and in Jerusalem. We are outraged by the stabbing assault on six innocent people at the Jerusalem Pride Parade by a violent, hate-filled criminal, and we mourn for the innocent Palestinian family who suffered horrible injury and lost their 18-month-old baby at the hands of hateful murderers.» Read More
Statement by the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle» Read More
In response to today’s announcement of an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle issued the following statement:
We respect and commend the hard work that Obama Administration negotiators put forth towards concluding a deal to close off Iran's pathways to developing nuclear weapons. However, we are deeply concerned about the final agreement and seriously question whether the agreement can achieve the fundamental goal of preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is deeply gratified by the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic decision today that the right of civil marriage is open to all couples under the Constitution’s 14th Amendment, which guarantees equal protection of the law.» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is pleased to announce the late summer launch of a full-color magazine highlighting the people, trends and lifestyles that make Seattle an exciting center of Jewish life.
"The Jewish Federation is very excited to provide this dynamic new service," said Celie Brown, Board Chair of the Jewish Federation. "Our magazine will tell the stories of people and organizations who make our growing community special."» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is deeply gratified that Washington State’s voters are passing Initiative 594, which will close the background check loophole for gun sales.
If present trends hold in the ballot count, Washington State will be taking a sensible step to curb gun violence. After years of gridlock and inaction, the voters have taken it upon themselves to lead in making our community safer and more secure.» Read More