Day 44 Update: Operation Protective Edge
August 20, 2014
More than 200 rockets have been fired at Israel since Hamas broke the cease-fire on Tuesday, August 19. Rockets have been fired indiscriminately at communities across Israel, including Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and southern Israeli communities of Ashkelon, Ashdod, Be'er Sheva, Hof Ashkelon, Sdot Negev and Sderot.» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and Anti-Defamation League are disturbed by the increase in anti-Semitic slogans and imagery at recent pro-Palestinian rallies in Seattle’s Westlake Park and Seattle Center.
"We are deeply troubled by the need to put out a second statement denouncing anti-Semitism here in Washington State. Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and all bias-motivated speech have no place in our political discourse," Keith Dvorchik, President and CEO of the Jewish Federation, said.» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and members of the Jewish community condemn the statement reportedly made by Brian Judy of the National Rifle Association that attempt to link policies to reduce gun violence to the Holocaust. The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle calls upon Mr. Judy to resign his position with the National Rifle Association.» Read More
We can't silence them. But we can try to soften their impact on the lives of the children and families living under their blare.
Hamas' upgraded military capabilities put the vast majority of Israel's population within range of rocket fire. But all of Israel is within reach of our work.» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle condemns the brutal murder of 16 year old Mohammed Abu Khdeir. We are appalled by the heinous nature of the crime. We are grateful to the Israeli Police for their swift action and have confidence that Israel’s justice system will punish those responsible for the murder to the fullest extent under the law.» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is pleased to announce allocation of funding for programs benefiting Jewish communities in Western Washington, Israel and overseas. Funding for the community as a whole will total $3,201,816 for fiscal year 2015, which began July 1.» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle joins with the State of Israel and the worldwide Jewish community in expressing our grief and horror at the murder of Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach, the three Israeli boys kidnapped by terrorists on June 12. Eyal was 19, and Naftali and Gilad were 16.» Read More
These days, it seems as if every new week brings new gun violence to our communities. We take comfort in simple acts of heroism. We learn the names of new victims. We grieve.
Sometimes, it seems as if nothing will change and nothing can be done. Yet, our Jewish tradition compels us to do everything in our power to save lives, to prevent bloodshed. We are taught that saving a single life is like saving the entire world.
Imagine if you could save just one life.» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is deeply saddened that gun violence has once again struck our community. Our thoughts and prayers today are with the victims of this tragedy, their families, and with all of the students, staff and faculty of Seattle Pacific University.» Read More