As I sit at my desk for the second week since being hired, still 2 ½ weeks before my official first day at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, I am marveling at how energetic and caring the Jewish community here is. As I noted after Monday’s memorial service for Pam Waechter and the victims of the shooting 7 years ago, I’ve been struck as a newcomer by the strength of our Jewish community.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle was honored to receive a $1,500 gift July 22 from Schwartz Brothers Restaurants, a gift made possible by Q13 Sports Director Aaron Levine, who selected the Federation as his charity of choice in the Celebrity Grilling Series at Daniel's Broiler-Lake Union. Levine was the Celebrity Griller on June 27.
The Board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is pleased to announce the appointment of Keith Dvorchik as President and Chief Executive Officer.
Dvorchik will lead the Federation in its vital work of strengthening community through helping local people in need, deepening connections with Israel and overseas Jewry, supporting Jewish education and fostering Jewish engagement. He begins work on August 19, but will be in Seattle for two one-week work periods between July 8 and August 2.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is pleased to announce grants of more than $2.4 million to programs and projects that will strengthen Jewish life in our local community, Israel and around the world.