News & Events

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle (the Federation) works on behalf of all Jews and all Jewish organizations in Washington state to ensure a vibrant Jewish community locally, in Israel and worldwide.

JFGS and Jewish Community Members Condemn NRA Official's Statement Linking Gun Violence Prevention to Holocaust Posted on July 28, 2014 2:36 PM

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.

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2015 Community Campaign Kickoff Posted on July 24, 2014 12:21 PM

Join us at the Jewish Federation's 2015 Kickoff!

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Community Gathering for Israel Posted on July 23, 2014 4:39 PM

A gathering for community, reflection and prayer

Gather with members of the Seattle Jewish community as we join in solidarity with the people and state of Israel and the families of soldiers who grieve, mournful at the loss of all human life and prayerful about a lasting and sustainable end to conflict.

Congregation Beth Shalom
6800 35th Ave. NE, Seattle
Sunday, July 27
11 am to Noon

We are pleased to report the following confirmed speakers will attend the Community Gathering for Israel:

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Israel Situation Update Posted on July 21, 2014 1:57 PM

Day 21 Update: Operation Protective Edge - July 28, 2014

Click here for a special message from Keith Dvorchik, President & CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

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Stop the Sirens: Please Show Support Posted on July 13, 2014 8:55 AM

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.

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Jewish Family Service's refugee work needs our help Posted on July 10, 2014 1:26 PM
Earlier this week, President Obama asked Congress for $1.8 billion in emergency funding to continue resettling refugees scheduled to arrive in the United States.
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JFGS Condemns the Brutal Murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir Posted on July 7, 2014 11:35 AM

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.

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Remember Our Boys Posted on July 2, 2014 12:49 PM

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Jewish Federation Allocates Funding for Community Programs Posted on July 2, 2014 12:24 PM

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.

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We Mourn for the Murdered Israeli Boys Posted on June 30, 2014 12:13 PM

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.

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