Our Vision

A vibrant, thriving Jewish community today and tomorrow.

Our Vision

A vibrant, thriving Jewish community today and tomorrow.

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Our Mission

The Federation leads a strong Jewish Puget Sound by serving as a community voice, strengthening connections to Israel and World Jewry, and making investments in Jewish life, for today and the next generation.

Our Story

The Federation was founded in 1928 to serve the Jewish community, locally and around the world. Our focus is ensuring Jewish continuity and our work is anchored in Jewish values. Thanks to the support of thousands of supporters and volunteers over the years, the Federation has been at the forefront of meeting the community’s wide-ranging needs—rescuing and resettling Holocaust survivors in the 1940s, helping Ethiopian and Russian immigrants in the 1980s and 1990s, and investing in the growth of Jewish organizations that today provide a broad range of human services, educational programs, and cultural opportunities. Most recently, your Federation in 2022 worked collaboratively with other Jewish organizations on the Seattle Jewish Community Ukraine Challenge to raise funds community-wide to help Ukrainians in their time of need and for resettlement of Ukrainian refugees.

As new needs have emerged, the Federation has evolved to meet those needs. Today, with your support, the Federation remains committed to fulfilling the aspirations of the Puget Sound region’s vibrant Jewish community and working to assure a strong future for Jewish life, for all of us.

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Our Values


“A threefold cord is not easily broken” (Ecclesiastes 4:12)

• We work together to achieve a common goal, leveraging each other’s unique strengths to maximize our impact.

• We encourage giving and receiving feedback, checking for understanding, and listening with an open mind.

• We intentionally seek opportunities for collaboration and alternative viewpoints, within our organization and our community.


Kehilla/Areivut (“community responsibility”)

• We empower active Jewish engagement, rooted in meaningful relationships.

• We contribute to the well-being of the Jewish people, locally and globally.

• We strive to repair the world by building bridges, recognizing we are stronger together.


Hitlamdut (“openness to learn”)

• We cultivate new ideas and programs to address the evolving needs of the Jewish people.

• We take informed risks, learn from our successes and failures, and strive for continuous improvement in all we do.

• We invest in potential and nurture creativity.


V’asita hayashar v’hatov (“and you shall do what is proper and good”)

• We follow through on our commitments and are accountable to our community, our leadership, and our staff.

• We are transparent about our goals and our decision-making processes.

• We build trust through open communication and consistently act in alignment with our values.


Kavod HaBriyot (“honor the creations”)

• We embrace the diversity of the Jewish people and honor its wide array of practices and traditions.

• We share our appreciation for contributions and accomplishments across the Jewish community.

• We practice civil discourse and value viewpoint diversity.