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Horrific Terrorist Attacks in France Posted on November 13, 2015 3:36 PM

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.

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Federation Strongly Condemns Terror Attacks in Israel Posted on October 8, 2015 5:14 PM

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.

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Another Horrific School Shooting Takes Innocent Lives Posted on October 1, 2015 1:28 PM

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.

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Our Thoughts and Prayers are with Bus Accident Victims and Their Families Posted on September 25, 2015 6:45 AM

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.

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No Place for Ann Coulter's Hate Speech Posted on September 22, 2015 5:47 AM

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.

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JFGS Horrified by Attacks in Duma and Jerusalem Posted on July 31, 2015 3:27 PM

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.

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Statement on Israeli Minister Azoulay's Remarks Posted on July 15, 2015 4:30 PM

Statement by the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

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JFGS Statement on Iran Agreement Posted on July 14, 2015 4:21 PM

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.

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JFGS Deeply Gratified by Supreme Court's Marriage Equality Decision Posted on June 26, 2015 4:22 PM

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.

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JFGS Announces Summer Launch of Jewish Community Magazine Posted on February 4, 2015 12:52 PM

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."

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