The Jewish Federation strengthens ties between Israel and overseas Jewish communities and Jewish Puget Sound.

Since our founding in 1928, the Federation has made significant investments in global Jewry. From rescuing and resettling Holocaust survivors in the 1940s, to helping Ethiopian and Russian immigrants in the 1980s and 1990s, to our ongoing work today advocating for Israel, helping Jews in need overseas, and fostering people-to-people connections, the Federation is strengthening the bonds of friendship among Jews here at home, in Israel, and around the world. Our programs include:

  • Helping Jews in Need Overseas: Through our longstanding partnership with the Jewish Agency for Israel and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, and through direct funding, the Federation supports programs helping Jewish families in need, in Israel and Jewish communities around the world, obtain food, healthcare, education, and more.
  • Israel Advocacy: We advocate on behalf of Israel through partnerships, serving as a community voice, and working with the Israeli Consulate in San Francisco.
  • Israeli Emissaries: We sponsor extended visits by Shinshinim and Shlichim, young Israeli emissaries who bring Israeli life and culture alive for Jewish Puget Sound.
  • Israel Programming: We help people make personally meaningful connections to Israel by providing support that enables teens and young adults to experience Israel, and we bring community organizations together to hold Israel-themed community events.
Our Impact


Children have received PJ Library and PJ Our Way books since the programs’ beginning through April 2017.