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News

Passover Seders - April 3-11, 2015 Posted on April 1, 2015 3:39 PM


Looking for community Passover Seders to be a part of? There are many to choose from:

Hillel Passover Seders
Friday, April 3, 6pm - 10pm
Join Hillel undergraduates, Jconnectors and community members for a festive seder. Space limited.
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Letter to Legislators Seeking Restoration of TANF Cuts Posted on March 24, 2015 10:48 AM

Leaders of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, Jewish Family Service, and partner organizations in the faith community sent the following letter to State Representative Ross Hunter, Chairman of the Washington State House Appropriations Committee, and other members of the committee. The letter asks for restoration of cuts in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families funding in the state's 2015-2017 biennial budget.

 

March 16, 2015

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Interested in hosting a Seder? Posted on March 19, 2015 2:12 PM

The Jewish Federation is teaming up with Jconnect to provide small grants to host your own seders!

Grants will be open for up to $10/head to help cover food and expenses for up to 15 guests. We will also have resources such as haggadot, menu planning, tables/chairs, and other items to make planning a cinch!

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Seattle Jewish Film Festival - 2015 Posted on March 15, 2015 9:24 AM

Tickets are now on sale for the Seattle Jewish Film Festival, running now through March 22, 2015!

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Protect The Social Safety Net Posted on February 24, 2015 8:51 AM
The Washington State House and Senate are preparing to release their budget proposals for the 2015-2017 biennium. While many indicators show that Washington is no longer experiencing a recession, the state budget outlook for K-12 education and essential human services remains tight.
 
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Professor Kenneth Stein: Two Seattle Talks March 10, 11 Posted on February 19, 2015 6:18 AM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle thanks Professor Kenneth Stein, founder and director of the Institute for the Study of Modern Israel at Emory University, for giving two provocative and informative talks in Seattle on March 10 and 11, 2015. 

March 10 talk at Hillel at the University of Washington on "Israel Education on Campus: Experiences and Aspirations"

March 11 talk at Temple De Hirsch Sinai on "Iran, ISIS and the Changing Middle East: Implications for Israel and the U.S."

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JFGS Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Denmark Posted on February 15, 2015 12:19 PM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks that took the lives of at least two people at a Copenhagen synagogue and a nearby cultural center holding an event promoting free speech. Police believe the same person committed both acts of terror.

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MOMentum Women's Trip to Israel Posted on February 9, 2015 5:36 PM

Be a part of the MOMentum in this special trip to Israel sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and the Jewish Women's Renaissance Project. Contact Amy Paquette at the Jewish Federation for more information!

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Stop a Tragedy Before it Happens Posted on February 9, 2015 1:43 PM
Next week, the Legislature will consider legislation authorizing an “extreme risk” protection order, which would allow family members  or law enforcement agencies to petition a court to temporarily remove a person’s access to firearms when there is documented evidence the person is at extreme risk of harming himself/herself or others. 
 
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Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day Posted on February 9, 2015 1:39 PM
While Week One of the legislative session was filled with pomp, circumstance, and a few surprises, Week three begins with lawmakers focusing on the several bills that have been introduced thus far.  
 
While lawmakers understandably will be focused on addressing Washington’s educational needs, there are also other needs that should be foremost in mind for lawmakers.  The most acute concern for us this legislative session is the persistence of hunger in our community.
 
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