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Where Can You Travel for $890?

What if you could take part in a 10-day, eye-opening trip to Germany that would give you the inside story on the country’s past and shed new light on its present? A journey that would transform your perspectives about Jews and Germany? An experience that would connect you to new… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Make Your Voice Heard in Olympia

The 2019 session of the Washington State Legislature gaveled to order this past Monday — opening a 105-day session at which our elected representatives will make many decisions affecting the lives of everyone in our state, including our Puget Sound Jewish community. As we do in every legislative session, the… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Happy New Year!

By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO In just four days, we will turn the calendar and 2019 will be here. The days fly by during busy times, and throughout 2018, the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle was busy making impact on our community in many ways. I want to… Continue Reading

How Do We Deepen Connections with Israel?

By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO One of the big takeaways from our Community Trip to Israel was that deepening connections with Israel is critically important for Jewish continuity. A strong relationship with our Jewish homeland is foundational for a strong relationship with the Jewish community and being active… Continue Reading

Together We Are the Light

By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO On Sunday evening, we will begin celebrating Chanukah by lighting the first candle in our menorahs. The origin of the Festival of Lights is the re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem. As the Talmud tells us, there was only enough oil to keep… Continue Reading

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