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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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Another Mass Shooting Takes Innocent Lives Posted on December 3, 2015 5:40 AM

Once again, innocent people have been murdered in a rampage of gun violence. Once again, families grieve and a community mourns the devastation wrought by a brutal massacre. Making even more unspeakable the horror of today’s shooting in San Bernardino, California, where people were slain and 21 wounded, was that it bloodied a center serving people with developmental disabilities.

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Jewish Community Stands with Governor Inslee on Welcoming Refugees Posted on November 24, 2015 10:38 AM

Today, over 200 members of the Puget Sound Jewish community sent a letter to Governor Jay Inslee strongly supporting his outspoken commitment to welcome Syrian refugees to Washington State and to resist demonizing of people fleeing persecution and violence in the Middle East.

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Jewish Community Stands with Governor Inslee on Welcoming Refugees Posted on November 24, 2015 10:38 AM

Today, over 200 members of the Puget Sound Jewish community sent a letter to Governor Jay Inslee strongly supporting his outspoken commitment to welcome Syrian refugees to Washington State and to resist demonizing of people fleeing persecution and violence in the Middle East.

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More Terrorist Violence Takes Five Innocent Lives Posted on November 19, 2015 5:35 PM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is deeply saddened by the terrorist attacks that took the lives of five innocent people in Israel and wounded six more on November 19, including an 18-year-old American yeshiva student murdered as he was returning from bringing food to IDF soldiers and visiting a memorial for three Israeli boys kidnapped and slain by terrorists in 2014.

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Horrific Terrorist Attacks in France Posted on November 13, 2015 3:36 PM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is horrified at the crime against humanity that bloodied Paris on Friday. The cold-blooded murders that took the lives of dozens of innocent people, wounded scores more and terrified the city escalated the scale of barbaric terrorist attacks on our civilization and on the universal values of freedom, democracy, dignity and tolerance. Our hearts go out to the families of those who have been impacted by this unspeakable crime, to the wounded victims, and to all of the people of France.

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Let the Sane Voice Be Heard Posted on October 14, 2015 1:05 PM

A great piece written by my friend, Professor Alean Al-Krenawi, President of Achva Academic College in Israel. Dr. Al-Krenawi is the first Bedouin President of an Israeli university. His piece was published in the Israeli Ma'ariv daily newspaper on October, 11, 2015.
- Keith Dvorchik, President & CEO, Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

Let The Sane Voice Be Heard
By Professor Alean Al-Krenawi, President of Achva Academic College

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