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.» Read More
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.» Read More
For more than 40 years, Hillel at the University of Washington has been serving Passover lunches to students, young adults and community members. It's an annual tradition that has been a beloved part of Jewish life, but has not reached as many people as it could: students have classes during the day, and young adults holding down jobs also have been unable to participate.» Read More
Looking for community Passover Seders to be a part of? There are many to choose from:
Hillel Passover Seders
Friday, April 3, 6pm - 10pm
Join Hillel undergraduates, Jconnectors and community members for a festive seder. Space limited.
Leaders of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, Jewish Family Service, and partner organizations in the faith community sent the following letter to State Representative Ross Hunter, Chairman of the Washington State House Appropriations Committee, and other members of the committee. The letter asks for restoration of cuts in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families funding in the state's 2015-2017 biennial budget.
March 16, 2015» Read More
The Jewish Federation is teaming up with Jconnect to provide small grants to host your own seders!
Grants will be open for up to $10/head to help cover food and expenses for up to 15 guests. We will also have resources such as haggadot, menu planning, tables/chairs, and other items to make planning a cinch!» Read More
Tickets are now on sale for the Seattle Jewish Film Festival, running now through March 22, 2015!» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle thanks Professor Kenneth Stein, founder and director of the Institute for the Study of Modern Israel at Emory University, for giving two provocative and informative talks in Seattle on March 10 and 11, 2015.
March 10 talk at Hillel at the University of Washington on "Israel Education on Campus: Experiences and Aspirations"
March 11 talk at Temple De Hirsch Sinai on "Iran, ISIS and the Changing Middle East: Implications for Israel and the U.S."» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks that took the lives of at least two people at a Copenhagen synagogue and a nearby cultural center holding an event promoting free speech. Police believe the same person committed both acts of terror.» Read More
Be a part of the MOMentum in this special trip to Israel sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and the Jewish Women's Renaissance Project. Contact Amy Paquette at the Jewish Federation for more information!» Read More