By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO Israel is part of the DNA of Jewish peoplehood. To know and understand Israel’s story is to gain a strong sense of Jewish belonging. It’s important for Jewish children to learn about Israel from books, films, Jewish camp, and one-on-one from the shinshinim who spend… Continue Reading
Help Support Hurricane Ida Relief Efforts
Hurricane Ida, one of the strongest hurricanes ever to make landfall in the U.S., has plunged large parts of Louisiana and Mississippi into darkness and destroyed many homes and businesses. Early indications make it clear that Jewish communities and others will have significant needs: Hundreds are still stranded, evacuation orders in New Orleans remain in place, and Gulf Coast towns are flooded. The Jewish Federations of North America has opened a dedicated national mailbox to accept donations for disaster relief. Please make your donation today. Thank you.
Please Respond to the Haiti Emergency
We are heartbroken by the suffering of the Haitian people following the earthquake that has killed over 2,000 and left devastation in its wake. Thousands of families have lost their homes, clean water is in desperately short supply, and hospitals are overwhelmed caring for the injured. A tropical storm that swept over the island after the quake caused flooding and hampered rescue efforts.
The global Jewish community is mobilizing to support humanitarian relief efforts. The Jewish Federations of North America is coordinating with the Joint Distribution Committee to provide urgently needed medical supplies and other emergency assistance. JDC has opened a donation mailbox to aid Haiti’s earthquake survivors. Please make your donation today. Thank you.
2021 High Holidays Services and Events
Find out about Sukkot and Simchat Torah events in the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle’s one-stop guide to the High Holidays.
Policy Priorities Survey
Your input is critical for the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle’s advocacy program. We want to hear about the issues that matter most to you! Please take a few minutes to complete the Federation’s 2021-2022 Policy Priorities Survey.
Stay Connected with Jewish Life
You can be home and still be connected to Jewish life! Check out your Federation’s guide to virtual congregational services, gatherings, learning opportunities, and more throughout our region and beyond. Find out what’s going on in the community.
Here to Help
Find out the latest information about the pandemic crisis. From the latest guidance documents to resources for getting help, you’ll find them here.
Ensuring a Vibrant, Thriving Jewish Community
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle ensures Jewish continuity. We meet the needs of a fast-growing and diverse community of people who want to connect with Jewish life in ways that fit their passions and interests. We serve as a community voice, strengthen connections to Israel and World Jewry, and make investments in Jewish life, for today and the next generation.
Local teens received Israel Experience scholarships through the Federation in 2021.
Seattle NowGen Giving Circle
The Seattle NowGen Giving Circle is a philanthropic initiative focused on developing young adult Jewish leaders in Seattle. Members learn about values-based giving, exercise collaboration, and practice consensus building while engaging in grantmaking benefiting Jewish organizations aligned with NowGen’s funding priorities.
The Seattle NowGen Giving Circle is a vehicle for young donors to flex their collective philanthropic muscles. Another important benefit of the Giving Circle is the ability to forge meaningful connections among individuals. When we give together, we multiply the impact of our giving.
By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO L’Shanah Tovah! The new year of 5782 has begun, and I hope your celebration was sweet and memorable, with the blessings of family, friends, and good health. I know that I’ve not been alone in wondering what the future holds, especially after a year… Continue Reading
By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO At sunset tomorrow, Rosh Hashanah, the “head of the year,” will arrive, the beginning of the Days of Awe and a time for reflection and a fresh start. The year that’s drawing to a close has been one with many challenges—the persistent pandemic,… Continue Reading