Imagine waking up tomorrow and finding out you no longer had a home? What would you do? Where would you go? Unless a critical piece of legislation is passed in the final days of theWashington State Legislature's 2014 session, this will be the reality for thousands of people.» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is responding to the crisis in Ukraine through the hard work of our partner organizations, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI).» Read More
Last week, the Washington State House of Representatives unanimously passed HB 1840. This important piece of legislation restricts domestic violence abusers from buying a firearm while they are subject to protection orders.
In Washington State, from January 1997 through December 2012, domestic violence abusers used firearms in 55 percent of domestic violence homicides and in 85 percent of domestic violence murder/suicides.» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is taking a public stand supporting legislation to curb gun violence in our state. We are speaking up because our leadership is necessary for making our community safer and more secure.
The Jewish Federation holds a special obligation to add our voice to the cause of reducing gun violence. Memories of the 2006 attack that took Pamela Waechter z”l from us and seriously injured five of our colleagues are a searing reminder of what is at stake.» Read More
Rep. Tana Senn's first bill since joining the Legislature last year passed the state House on February 13 with a resounding 90-8 vote.» Read More
Breakfast, as they say, is the most important meal of the day. Unfortunately, many children head to school without the basic nutrition they need to excel in their classes and studies. Today, one in four Washington families struggles with food security. According to a recent Seattle Times article, teachers are reporting record numbers of children are coming to school hungry.» Read More
February is Jewish Disability Awareness Month. The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle calls your attention to programs and services that offer a helping hand and foster inclusion, following our tradition of chiyuv, our commitment to ensure that all in our community are served, without exception.» Read More
Yesterday, Cheryl Stumbo, one of the survivors of the Jewish Federation shooting in 2006, gave bracing testimony at a hearing of the Washington State House Judiciary Committee in support of stronger gun laws, including universal background checks. Today (January 29), she will testify again, this time in front of the Washington State Senate Law and Justice Committee.» Read More
While Washington State's economy is on the rebound, too many people in our community experience hunger and lack adequate food security.» Read More