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JFNA Statement on Arrest in Bomb Threats Posted on March 23, 2017 11:22 AM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is relieved that a suspect has been arrested in connection with many of the bomb threats that were called in to Jewish community centers and other Jewish institutions across the U.S. and Canada. Threats called in to our own Stroum Jewish Community Center and many other institutions caused deep fear among communities. We were saddened to learn the arrested individual is a Jewish man who is a U.S. and Israeli citizen.

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Bomb Threat at SJCC Is a Threat to Us All Posted on February 27, 2017 8:17 PM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is horrified by all of the bomb threats and acts of violence against Jewish institutions and communities across the country. The bomb threat this evening at the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island is a threat to us all. We must work together to combat the fear and hatred spread through anti-Semitism. We urge all Jewish organizations to be vigilant, take threats seriously, and use SAFE Washington security resources.

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We Must Stand Against Hatred in All Its Forms Posted on February 22, 2017 2:29 PM

Today, ADL's national headquarters and another Jewish school/JCC received bomb threats. The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is horrified and outraged by the dozens of bomb threats called in to Jewish community centers and organizations, including today’s threats. From the desecration of the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in St.

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Federation Files Amicus Brief Supporting Washington State in Travel Ban Case Posted on February 7, 2017 11:18 AM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle filed a friend-of-the-court brief late Monday night to support Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s litigation against President Trump’s travel ban against immigrants and refugees.

The Federation, founded in 1928 to meet the needs of Seattle’s Jewish community, filed the brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

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Together We Can Save Lives Posted on February 3, 2017 10:17 AM

Guns taken from the home by children have been at the heart of some of the most tragic gun violence incidents in our state, including at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. Unsecured guns in the home also lead to some of the most horrific incidents of kids accidentally shooting their friends. And, most youth suicide attempts are committed with an unsecured gun in the home.

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Action Alert - Never Forget. We Were Strangers Posted on January 31, 2017 10:16 AM

Don't Slam the Door on Refugees
Over thousands of years, from Israel to Babylon to Egypt to Spain to Western and Eastern Europe, we Jews have been torn from our homes through violence. This history has taught us, as the Torah says in Exodus, "You shall not oppress a stranger, since you yourselves know the feelings of a stranger, for you also were strangers in the land of Egypt."

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