By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO I hope this message finds you well, having finished the leftovers from Thanksgiving. One of the many things we have to be thankful for is the diversity of Jewish organizations in our region that bring value to our community in different ways,… Continue Reading
Simon Foundation Awards Grant for Reset & Refresh!
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle has received a $10,000 grant from the Donald R. and Esther Simon Foundation to support Reset & Refresh, a community building experience that offers young adult couples a welcoming, reflective space for self-discovery and connecting with Jewish life.
Reset & Refresh, which will have two sessions in 2021, is an informal, innovative learning experience that gives young adult couples opportunities to explore their Jewish identity, learn about Jewish values and traditions, and engage thoughtfully with community life. In the past year, 15 couples from the Greater Seattle area participated in the program.
Bim Bam Baby! Music & Storytelling
Join us for Bim Bam Baby! Havadalah with Rabbi Callie Schulman. December 5, 4:30 pm Find out more, register.
Finding Our Voices: Finding the Hidden Light
In our learning together, we will explore the Jewish mystical tradition linking the ancient teaching about the Hidden Light to our lighting the Menorah, especially at this time. Thursday, December 10, 12 pm. Find out more, register.
Looking for a Chanukah celebration? We have you covered. Check out the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle’s one-stop guide to Chanukah events happening in and beyond our region. Take a look!
Hartman Public Lecture: The Pain of Two Homelands
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle invites you to join us for “The Pain of Two Homelands: The Rift Between American Jews & Israel,” with Dr. Tal Becker of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. Sunday, December 13, 10 am. Find out more, register.
Share the Light!
Set up a Menorah, prepare candles for the Eighth Night, and join friends from across our community for a unique celebration. Uplifting, soulful melodies and stories to nourish the spirit! December 17, 8 pm. Find out more, register.
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. Find out what’s going on in the community.
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.
Jewish Community Relations Council
The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle leverages the strength and heart of Puget Sound’s diverse Jewish community to secure a vibrant Jewish future locally, in Israel, and around the world and to champion a just, democratic and pluralistic society.
The JCRC’s core work includes:
- Combating antisemitism, bigotry, and racism
- Supporting a peaceful, secure, Jewish, and democratic state of Israel
- Fostering positive and meaningful relations with other communities and public officials
- Strengthening our Jewish communities through building cohesion and civil discourse.
By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO Thanksgiving, a warm tradition of family and friends coming together to share gratitude and cheer around a wonderful feast, will be different this year. The pandemic that has upended our lives has intruded into a cherished holiday that unites Americans of all backgrounds.… Continue Reading
By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO Our community is at an inflection point. The events of 2020 have altered the contours of Jewish life and the post-pandemic future remains unsettled and uncertain. There exists an urgent imperative to reimagine the future of community life on a foundation of… Continue Reading
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