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Following the Senate’s lead, the Washington House released its proposed 2013-2015 state budget last week. The differences between the two proposals will have very real consequences for Washington families struggling to find work and stay afloat in the aftermath of the Great Recession. The House included programs that help disabled adults, invested more in Washington’s WorkFirst program and in other programs that help families rise out of poverty, and made investments in housing and support for the homeless. The Senate did not include these programs in its budget.» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is shocked by the terrible act of violence that took place at the Boston Marathon today. We mourn those who were killed and extend our heartfelt sympathies to the injured and to the families of the victims. We express our gratitude to first responders, and we urge law enforcement to swiftly bring the perpetrators of this attack to justice.» Read More
Greetings Young Adults of Seattle!
There are two great opportunities coming up for young Jewish professionals.» Read More
On Wednesday, the Senate released the first legislative budget proposal of the 2013 session. As leaders in the Senate promised, more money has been provided for schools and higher education. These investments will help make our state more competitive by meeting our education needs. However, this positive step doesn’t tell the whole story.» Read More
On Wednesday, the Department of Revenue released the latest quarterly revenue forecast for the state. As expected, the forecast showed a widening deficit -- $400 million more. This decline in revenues is the result of soft revenue and federal sequester cuts, which Washington State must now absorb. The revenue decline worsens a deficit that is now approaching $1.3 billion.
The Foundation for Jewish Camp has released "Camp Passover," a fun-filled Passover activity book that offers great new ideas for creating Seder plates, asking the four questions, finding the hidden afikomen, and making a leap of faith. See below to download your copy of Camp Passover.» Read More
In 2006, our Seattle Jewish community felt the profound devastation of gun violence. On a warm July afternoon, a man burst through the Jewish Federation’s security and in a matter of minutes shot six Federation employees. It was a moment in time our community will never forget.» Read More