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Federation Congratulates Nancy B. Greer, Our New CEO Posted on August 31, 2016 2:03 PM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is proud to congratulate Nancy B. Greer on taking the helm as our President & Chief Executive Officer.

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An Important Announcement from the Federation Board Chair Posted on August 3, 2016 7:31 PM

From Dan Lowen, Federation Board Chair

It is with a mixture of sadness for his decision and gratitude for his contributions that we announce that Keith Dvorchik will be leaving Seattle and his position as President and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. Keith will stay with the Federation through early September.

Keith is returning to central Florida to be close to family and continue working to strengthen the Jewish community as the CEO of the Roth Jewish Community Center of Orlando.

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10 Years Later: We Remember, We Act Posted on July 28, 2016 4:11 PM

Today marks 10 years since the sunny summer Friday afternoon when a gunman, filled with hate and armed with death and destruction, invaded the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and brought havoc into our community.

Today, we mourn the death of Pamela Waechter, z”l, a woman who was full of light and life and kindness, and who was murdered that afternoon. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends, as we know the hollowness left by her passing will never be filled.

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A Shocking Act of Terrorism and Hatred in Orlando Posted on June 12, 2016 2:11 PM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is deeply shocked by the heinous act of terrorism in which 49 people were murdered and more than 50 injured early Sunday morning at a gay nightclub in Orlando. These innocent people were targeted due to their sexual orientation and the terrorist’s deep hatred of people different from him.

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JFGS Horrified by Tel Aviv Shooting Posted on June 8, 2016 5:07 PM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is horrified by the shooting that took the lives of four people and seriously injured several others in Tel Aviv on Wednesday evening. The terrorists responsible for the vicious attack targeted innocent people who had congregated at the popular Sarona Market, in a deliberate effort to inflict mass casualties.

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Jewish in Seattle Magazine Wins Prestigious 2016 Maggie Award as Best New Publication Posted on May 12, 2016 12:48 PM

Jewish in Seattle, the bimonthly community and lifestyle magazine published by the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle in conjunction with SagaCity Media, Inc., has won the prestigious 2016 Maggie Award as Best New Publication.

The Maggie Awards are selected by the Western Publishing Association, in an annual competition that honors excellence in printed and digital publishing in the Western United States. The competition is designed to foster creativity and inspire exceptional work.

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Mourning the Victims of More Horrific Terror Attacks Posted on March 22, 2016 2:28 PM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle mourns the victims of the two horrific bombings that have taken the lives of innocent people in Istanbul and in Brussels. In these latest terrorist strikes at the heart of civilization, the perpetrators of barbarism have murdered over three dozen individuals and wounded many more. The impacts of these casualties are felt across the globe.

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