Find High Holidays services and events throughout the Puget Sound region in this handy Jewish Federation guide. L'Shanah Tovah!

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Join us for a Pop-Up Rosh Hashanah, on Tuesday, October 4, at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard. See you there!

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Looking for a way to celebrate Shabbat and get to know your Jewish neighbors? The Federation invites you to Pop-Up Shabbats this summer and fall!

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LIFE & LEGACY™ is a legacy giving and endowment building program the Jewish Federation is offering to local Jewish organizations.

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PJ Library Neighborhood Song & Story times are available weekly in convenient locations. Take a look!

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News

Shimon Peres: A Man of Vision, Moral Leadership and Peace Posted on September 28, 2016 8:58 AM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle mourns the passing of Shimon Peres, z”l – a man of vision, moral leadership and peace. His dedication, courage and wisdom were indispensable to bringing to fruition the dream of Israel as the strong and vibrant homeland of the Jewish people.

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Federation Congratulates Nancy B. Greer, Our New CEO Posted on August 31, 2016 2:03 PM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is proud to congratulate Nancy B. Greer on taking the helm as our President & Chief Executive Officer.

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An Important Announcement from the Federation Board Chair Posted on August 3, 2016 7:31 PM

From Dan Lowen, Federation Board Chair

It is with a mixture of sadness for his decision and gratitude for his contributions that we announce that Keith Dvorchik will be leaving Seattle and his position as President and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. Keith will stay with the Federation through early September.

Keith is returning to central Florida to be close to family and continue working to strengthen the Jewish community as the CEO of the Roth Jewish Community Center of Orlando.

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A Shocking Act of Terrorism and Hatred in Orlando Posted on June 12, 2016 2:11 PM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is deeply shocked by the heinous act of terrorism in which 49 people were murdered and more than 50 injured early Sunday morning at a gay nightclub in Orlando. These innocent people were targeted due to their sexual orientation and the terrorist’s deep hatred of people different from him.

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JFGS Horrified by Tel Aviv Shooting Posted on June 8, 2016 5:07 PM

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.

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Jewish in Seattle Magazine Wins Prestigious 2016 Maggie Award as Best New Publication Posted on May 12, 2016 12:48 PM

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.

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Mourning the Victims of More Horrific Terror Attacks Posted on March 22, 2016 2:28 PM

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.

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Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Our Unfinished Work Posted on January 18, 2016 5:37 AM

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.

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An Outrageous Attack on a Synagogue Posted on December 24, 2015 8:24 PM

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.

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Hate Is Not a Jewish Value Posted on December 11, 2015 1:37 PM

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.

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