Day 17 Update: Operation Protective Edge - July 24, 2014
Click here for a special message from Keith Dvorchik, President & CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle» 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
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is shocked and heartbroken at the violent attack on the Jewish Museum in Brussels, Belgium that took the lives of three people and injured a fourth person on Shabbat last weekend.
Our hearts go out to the families of the people victimized by this horrific act of violent hatred.» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is shocked and horrified at the tragedy that occurred in Overland Park, Kansas today.
Our hearts go out to the families of the three people who were murdered by gunfire outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and outside the Village Shalom senior living community in Overland Park. The Jewish Federation knows the horror of violent attack, and we are sickened when such violence is inflicted on other communities.» Read More