Our Vision

A vibrant, thriving Jewish community today and tomorrow.

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.

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.

Get the latest news and find out about the latest events

  • Explore the Community Calendar, where you can find events, celebrations, educational classes, and more.
  • Check out Current Virtual Events for opportunities to connect to community online.
  • Sign up for Puget Sound Jewish Life, the Federation’s weekly e-newsletter about community news and events, sent every Monday evening. (If a holiday falls on a Monday, the e-newsletter will go out the evening of the following business day.)
  • Order a newcomers’ Welcome Kit customized just for you!
  • Have young children or grandchildren? Find out about the PJ Library and PJ Our Way, which send Jewish-themed, age-appropriate books, free of charge, to children ages 6 months to 11 years. PJ also offers many opportunities for families with young children to connect with Jewish life.
  • Check out opportunities for young adults.
  • Learn more about the Cardozo Society, our affinity group for legal professionals.
Our Impact


Three-fourths of the bills for which Federation advocated passed in the 2021 session of the Washington State Legislature.