Remember, Relive, and Reflect

2017 is rich in anniversaries for the Jewish state, Israel, and Jews worldwide – marking the 120th anniversary of the First Zionist Congress, the centennial of the Balfour Declaration, and 70 years since the U.N. General Assembly Partition Resolution calling for two states for two peoples. Of all these momentous… Continue Reading

Alon Ben-Gurion and His Grandfather’s Legacy

By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO Israelis pull out the stops to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, enjoying concerts, parades, street parties, barbecues, and fireworks. Israel has much to celebrate on Yom Ha’atzmaut, which fell on Monday and Tuesday this week. Since David Ben-Gurion declared the founding of… Continue Reading

Be a Part of #NWIsraelFest

By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO The next several weeks are a special time for Israel, when both solemn observances and festive celebrations fill the calendar. It’s a perfect time for all of us in the Puget Sound Jewish community to come together for a celebration of the bonds… Continue Reading

LIFE & LEGACY™ – The Power of Community

By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO We all want to make a difference. All of us who care about Jewish life care about it for many reasons. We care because we have a deep and abiding connection to our Jewish community – at home, in Israel, and everywhere Jews… Continue Reading

SAFE Washington Expanding Security Services

By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO Security has been on all of our minds a great deal lately. The outbreak of bomb threats against Jewish community institutions, the desecration of Jewish cemeteries and the spread of anti-Semitic graffiti have been deeply unsettling, made more so by incidents happening in our… Continue Reading

Standing Firm Against Hatred

By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO Every day, the news brings more reports of anti-Semitic threats and incidents. One after another, after another. Bomb threats called in to dozens of Jewish community centers in over two dozen states and to ADL’s national headquarters. Synagogues defaced. Desecration of the Chesed… Continue Reading

Why We Intervened in the Travel Ban Case

By Nancy B. Greer President & CEO The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is proud to stand with Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson in his legal challenge of the President’s executive order against immigrants and refugees. We are heartened and grateful that the U.S. Court of Appeals yesterday unanimously upheld Judge… Continue Reading

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