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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
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and Anti-Defamation League are disturbed by the increase in anti-Semitic slogans and imagery at recent pro-Palestinian rallies in Seattle’s Westlake Park and Seattle Center.
"We are deeply troubled by the need to put out a second statement denouncing anti-Semitism here in Washington State. Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and all bias-motivated speech have no place in our political discourse," Keith Dvorchik, President and CEO of the Jewish Federation, said.» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and members of the Jewish community condemn the statement reportedly made by Brian Judy of the National Rifle Association that attempt to link policies to reduce gun violence to the Holocaust. The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle calls upon Mr. Judy to resign his position with the National Rifle Association.» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle condemns the brutal murder of 16 year old Mohammed Abu Khdeir. We are appalled by the heinous nature of the crime. We are grateful to the Israeli Police for their swift action and have confidence that Israel’s justice system will punish those responsible for the murder to the fullest extent under the law.» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is shocked and horrified at the tragedy that occurred in Overland Park, Kansas today.
Our hearts go out to the families of the three people who were murdered by gunfire outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and outside the Village Shalom senior living community in Overland Park. The Jewish Federation knows the horror of violent attack, and we are sickened when such violence is inflicted on other communities.» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is pleased to announce grants of more than $2.4 million to programs and projects that will strengthen Jewish life in our community, Israel and around the world.» Read More
Kline Galland is pleased to announce the opening of its new Home Health Care Agency, which will expand the range of services available to older adults in the greater Seattle community.» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is shocked by the terrible act of violence that took place at the Boston Marathon today. We mourn those who were killed and extend our heartfelt sympathies to the injured and to the families of the victims. We express our gratitude to first responders, and we urge law enforcement to swiftly bring the perpetrators of this attack to justice.» Read More