By Nancy B. Greer
President & CEO
Where can you find a shul that is close to home and calls to your heart? Who’s putting on Jewish events that speak to your interests and passions? What Jewish educational programs are available for your kids or grandchildren? How can you find community and get connected?
Answers to those questions and more can be found in the Guide to Jewish Washington. The Guide is your one-stop resource for information about Jewish programs and services, whether you have just arrived in town or have lived in the Puget Sound region all your life.
Your Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle has taken on virtually publishing the Guide as another way that we help people find their connections to Jewish life, thanks to the support of our generous donors. Publishing the Guide is driven by our value of Kehilla/Areivut (community/mutual responsibility), empowering active Jewish engagement. Our community is growing and changing, so our goal is to publish an updated resource every year.
The Guide includes listings for Jewish congregations across the state and for the full gamut of Jewish education—early childhood, day schools, supplementary programs, high schools, youth groups, and Jewish organizations on college campuses. The Guide also can connect you with Jewish agencies that provide a broad range of human services for people of all ages.
Jewish day and overnight summer camps? You’ll find them listed in the Guide. Looking for information about cultural programs, adult education, Israel advocacy, history and heritage groups, or Jewish media? They’re in the Guide too. Our community has lots going on, and the Guide will help you find services you need and discover ways to get involved.
We want to thank all the Jewish organizations that sent information for the Guide about the programs and services that enrich and enliven our community.* And thanks again to the many generous Federation donors who have made production of this resource possible. There’s lots to explore, so we invite you to take a look!