Our Promise to You for 5781

By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO L’Shanah Tovah! I hope your Rosh Hashanah celebration was sweet and filled with the blessings of family, good health, and best wishes for the year that has just begun. We are in the Days of Awe leading up to Yom Kippur, the time when we mindfully set our […]

Join Us and Learn About Your 2019 Impact

By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO The past 12 months have been a whirlwind of activity at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. From stepping up our work fighting antisemitism to providing deep-dive Israel education programs, and much more, we have lots to share about the impacts that you are making through your generous […]

Will You Send Your Child to Jewish Camp?

By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO Throughout our Jewish journeys, we cherish remembering those wonderful experiences that illuminate our lives. One of those special memories is the time we enjoyed at Jewish overnight camp. The summers I spent at Camp High Point in the Catskill Mountains were an unforgettable time of making friends, having […]

Will You Join Me Later This Month?

By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO A highlight of the 2018 Federation Community Trip to Israel was a visit to the legendary Maskit Fashion House in Jaffa. It was an exciting opportunity to see and try on the evocative and breathtaking styles that Maskit’s visionary designer Sharon Tal has brought to the world. On […]

Thank You For Everything You Do

By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO This year, Thanksgiving Day is coming as early in the year as the calendar permits. The holiday’s early arrival on November 22 is happenstance but the timing is fortuitous. Given the gravity of the events that the Jewish community and the broader society have experienced collectively over the […]

How Will We Represent You?

By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO The 2018 midterm elections are winding down. Ballots are (almost all) tallied, most measures have been decided, nail-biter races are slowly showing their true colors, and newly elected legislators, as well as victorious incumbents, are looking to how they can make an impact in the term ahead. Now […]

Our Next Step

By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO In the wake of tragedy, our collective impulse is to do something – to come together, to grieve, to pray, to speak out. To not feel helpless. As I looked around Temple De Hirsch Sinai at the community vigil Monday night for Pittsburgh – inside and out, I was […]

It’s Summertime, A Great Time to Meet the Neighbors!

By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO As hot as it’s been these past few days—this month could be Seattle’s hottest July ever according to the experts who keep track of those things—it may seem hard to believe that these long, lazy summer days will be giving way to rainy fall days before we know […]

Preparing Tomorrow’s Community Leaders

By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO As I have mentioned in my recent letters, we owe our community’s strength to healthy, respectful relationships. One of the fruits of good relationships is leadership – lay volunteers and communal professionals who step up to responsibility and put their creativity and vision to work for the betterment of […]

Federation Advocacy Made a Difference in Legislature

By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO The hard work the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and our partner organizations put into advocacy in Olympia this year paid off! Yesterday, the Washington State Legislature wrapped up its work for 2018, bringing a short, 60-day legislative session to a close, during which the Federation helped make […]