The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle joins the global community in mourning the passing of Nelson Mandela, an inspirational leader who transformed an oppressive society into a democracy through the power of his moral clarity, his goodwill and his dedication to human rights for all. Mandela was a great friend of the Jewish community in South Africa. He developed close friendships with Jewish community leaders, and relied on Jewish allies during the long struggle against apartheid and during his historic presidency.» Read More
Seders in a box for families in need.
Taxi vouchers for senior citizens to attend evening services and programs.
Digitizing recordings of traditional Ladino songs.
Birthday celebrations for children with special needs.
Those are examples of the 24 projects that will receive Ignition Grants from the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle in fiscal year 2013-2014. The Jewish Federation’s Board of Directors on November 21 approved $64,698.80 in this year’s Ignition Grants cycle.» Read More
The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) are mobilizing a communal response to Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest tropical storms on record, which has wrought widespread destruction in the Philippines.» Read More
Every election night, for as long as I can remember, I have had mixed feelings. On the one hand, I am happy it is all over, bringing to an end months, sometimes years of hard work. There are winners and losers. In Washington, dramatic shifts in policy are often achieved. There is joy, relief and hope. This is the good news.» Read More
A House-Senate conference committee held its first public meeting October 30 to negotiate the 2013 Farm Bill. Farm legislation funds the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for millions of Americans in addition to setting national farm policies.» Read More
A Calendar Convergence for the Ages
Thanksgivukkah!» Read More
The Jewish Federation was saddened to learn of the October 20 passing of Irwin Treiger z"l. A giant in Seattle's civic life and a great leader in Seattle's Jewish community, Irwin contributed immensely to the quality of life in our city.» Read More
Nuclear Iran Prevention Act Clears House, Attention Turns to U.S. Senate» Read More
The Jewish Federation is now accepting applications for Community Campaign grants for fiscal year 2015 (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015).
The Community Campaign grant application is available online (please see below). For eligibility, timeline and FAQ, please see the information packet below. A qualifying organization oversees a program or project that serves either:» Read More
The Jewish Federations of North America are mobilizing to help the victims of the unprecedented Colorado flooding, which has swept through 15 counties, killing five and displacing thousands of people from their homes.» Read More