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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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Help Holocaust Survivors Posted on July 2, 2015 10:53 AM

Out of 100,000 Holocaust Survivors left in the U.S., approximately one-third of them are living in poverty. These 30,000 vulnerable elders lack proper food, housing and medical care. Additionally, because of the trauma they endured, survivors are at greater risk of depression, social isolation and extremely poor outcomes.

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JFGS Announces Funding for Community Programs Posted on July 1, 2015 10:38 AM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is pleased to announce allocation of funding for programs that will contribute to building a strong and thriving Jewish community in the Puget Sound region in fiscal year 2016.

The Jewish Federation's impact on the community includes programs the Federation operates for community benefit and grants allocated to partner organizations.

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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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Give Kids the Best Start Posted on June 26, 2015 3:46 PM

Every child should have the opportunity to succeed. But currently, due to health and economic disparities, too many kids in King County are set up to fail. Ninety-two percent of a child’s brain is developed by age 5. By the time kids enter kindergarten, it’s too late to help them overcome such disparities. They arrive at the starting line 20 yards behind and never catch up.

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We Mourn the Lives Taken in Charleston Posted on June 19, 2015 9:32 AM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is deeply shocked and saddened by the horrendous act of violence that took the lives of nine peaceful people gathered for prayer at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, yesterday evening. To invade the sanctity of a house of worship and murder innocents in a spasm of hatred is beyond unspeakable and abhorrent.

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Sara Weiss, Sarah Browning Honored at Kibud Morim Posted on May 11, 2015 11:45 AM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle wishes a hearty mazel tov to Seattle Hebrew Academy teacher Sara Weiss, who received the annual Grinspoon Award for Excellence in Jewish Education at the May 7 Kibud Morim (Honoring Teachers) dinner.

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Support Schools and Human Services Posted on April 21, 2015 10:51 AM

April 15 was the deadline for the Washington State House and Senate to vote on bills that originated in either chamber. The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle strongly advocated for Breakfast After the Bell, a critical human services and education bill, and a high priority for the Jewish community. The legislation enjoyed bipartisan support in both chambers, but unfortunately, it did not pass by the April 15 deadline.

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