A Fond Farewell to Our Community Magazine

By Nancy B. Greer

President & CEO
Six years ago, the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle launched Jewish in Seattle magazine. Every two months, the magazine told our community’s stories through engaging, compelling narratives and dazzling art. Along the way, the magazine won nearly a dozen awards that recognized the exceptional quality of the magazine’s writing, artwork, and design.

When the pandemic hit in the spring of 2020, the resulting economic disruption forced our publishing partners at SagaCity Media to put the magazine on hiatus. One year later, I am sad to report, the economics of magazine publishing have not changed appreciably, and SagaCity made the difficult decision to end publication of Jewish in Seattle.

I want to offer my heartfelt gratitude to the thousands of readers who supported the magazine and cared enough to send us your feedback, both positive and critical, that helped us deliver a high-quality publication to serve our community. I want to give shout-outs to colleagues who dedicated their time and creativity to turning raw story ideas into a beautiful finished product, time after time. The Magazine Editorial Committee, including Chair Marilyn Corets and Linda Clifton, provided caring and savvy guidance that was invaluable. SagaCity Media’s Managing Editor Emily K. Alhadeff and Art Director Neomi Rapoport inspired consistently with their amazing talent.

The easy-to-read Flipbook versions of past Jewish in Seattle issues will remain available indefinitely on our website, at jewishinseattle.org/magazine. And in the fall, we plan to publish an updated Guide to Jewish Washington, continuing a service that helps people connect with Jewish life in all its amazing diversity.

Looking ahead, we are exploring options for alternative communications vehicles for Jewish Puget Sound, holding to the magazine’s vision of informing, engaging, and inspiring in the spirit of kehilla/areivut, caring for our community. We’ll keep you posted as our plans develop.

Thank you again for your generous support of your Federation.