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Legislation to Combat Anti-Semitism Introduced in Congress Posted on March 27, 2017 9:02 PM

The Jewish Community is pleased to share important, welcome news that legislation will be introduced in Congress this week to fight back against the relentless wave of anti-Semitic threats to Jewish institutions.

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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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Federation Deeply Saddened by Terror Attack in Jerusalem Posted on January 8, 2017 5:48 PM

We are deeply saddened by the brutal terror attack in Jerusalem in which a terrorist drove a truck into a group of young Israeli soldiers, killing four and injuring 16.

We call on the Palestinian Authority leadership to condemn this violence unequivocally. There is never justification for such terror.

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JFNA Response to Administration's Abstention on Security Council Resolution Posted on December 23, 2016 1:25 PM

Jewish Federations across North America are deeply disappointed that the United States abstained from today’s vote on the one-sided, anti-Israel resolution that was passed by the U.N. Security Council today. 

The Administration’s decision undermined a core principle of American foreign policy that has been embraced by Democratic and Republican Administrations for decades: that the only route to a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is through direct negotiations between the parties. 

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Jewish Federation, Jewish Community Strongly Object to Bannon Appointment Posted on November 15, 2016 8:51 AM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle strongly objects to the appointment of Stephen Bannon as chief White House strategist and counselor, and the appointment of any others who may threaten the fabric of our civil society. We will stand beside every minority community and all who are vulnerable and afraid.

In his acceptance speech, President-elect Trump said,

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Shimon Peres: A Man of Vision, Moral Leadership and Peace Posted on September 28, 2016 8:58 AM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle mourns the passing of Shimon Peres, z”l – a man of vision, moral leadership and peace. His dedication, courage and wisdom were indispensable to bringing to fruition the dream of Israel as the strong and vibrant homeland of the Jewish people.

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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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