Only One Day to Turn in Your Ballot!

By Nancy B. GreerPresident & CEOOur kids’ education. Growing traffic. Homelessness. These are big issues that affect our lives and community every day. What can we do about them? We can vote! Election Day is just a day away.  My ballot for the November 2 general election arrived in the mail a few days ago. […]

Mourning Her Loss, Remembering Her Legacy

By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO Those who were privileged to know Pamela Waechter, of blessed memory, remember her as an incandescent presence who brightened every room she entered, enlivened every conversation with her boundless warmth, and made every person she encountered feel welcome, because in her heart she knew that everyone in the […]

We Are Resilient, We Are Strong

By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO We’ve seen the numbers showing a sharp increase in hatred directed at Jews. We’ve been shocked at the frightening images on the news and the vile postings on social media. We’ve been deeply saddened to hear friends and relatives say they are afraid to go out in public […]

What School Calendars Say About Belonging

By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO The first day of kindergarten is a momentous day for children and their parents. It’s a special day for taking pictures, meeting the teacher, making new friends, and creating lasting memories. When that milestone event in the lives of Jewish children conflicts with one of the holiest days […]

Your Voice, Our Collective Future

By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO Today, the Washington State Legislature will come to order for its 2021 session. Even before this week it was expected to be a session like no other—with our elected representatives carrying out their vital work almost completely virtually due to the pandemic. But the challenges will be greater […]

Get Ready to Vote!

By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO Washington State ballots will be arriving any day now. Voting is the single most important way that we can make our voices heard, influence the direction of our government, and hold elected decision-makers to account. We encourage every registered voter to complete your ballot and return it by […]

We Want to Hear From You

By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO  Next January 11, the Washington State Legislature will convene in Olympia for its 2021 session. Critical decisions affecting everyone in Jewish Puget Sound will be made when our elected representatives gather to work on the public’s business. The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and our partners will be […]

Your Federation’s Response to COVID-19

By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO Like many of you, much of my attention over the past few weeks has been consumed by the coronavirus outbreak across the world, but especially in our region where, tragically, 15 people as of today have died of the COVID-19 respiratory illness caused by the virus. We offer […]

Let’s Make Our Voice Heard on February 25

By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO This past Monday, we honored the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In his courageous fight for justice, Dr. King reminded us, “The time is always right to do what is right.” His simple eloquence brings to mind the importance of action in living out […]

Your Vote Is Your Voice. Make It Count!

By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO Ballots for the November 5 general election landed in our mailboxes two weeks ago. Every odd-numbered year, we have an “off-off-year” election, when our ballots are made up mostly of races for local offices, with a few regional judgeships and statewide ballot measures in the mix.  These off-off-year […]