By Nancy B. Greer
President & CEO
L’Shanah Tovah! I hope your Rosh Hashanah celebration was sweet and filled with the blessings of family, good health, and best wishes for the year that has just begun.
We are in the Days of Awe leading up to Yom Kippur, the time when we mindfully set our intentions for 5781. We’ve been through a turbulent year together. And I’m hopeful about 5781. This sense of hope is foundational for how your Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle will continue to serve our community in the year ahead, thanks to the generosity of people like you.
Being here for you is part of our DNA—no matter what. A year ago at this time, no one foresaw that our lives and our world would soon be turned upside down by a pandemic. By economic turmoil. By civil unrest. By wildfires. Our best laid plans for strengthening community through compelling Jewish experiences had to be reimagined and reworked in short order. It was learning by doing, by listening—getting through inevitable hiccups, figuring out what worked, and amplifying impact through the power of partnerships. Through it all, being there for you has been a guiding and nourishing light.
No matter how the year 5781 unfolds, you can count on your Federation. To advocate for our community, fight antisemitism, and strengthen ties to Israel and World Jewry. We will be here to ensure Jewish continuity—helping kids build a proud Jewish identity, create memorable Jewish experiences that bring us together, and nurture a more cohesive community on a foundation of strong, deeply rooted relationships.
That is our promise to you for the year ahead. Thank you, for all that you do for the community we love.
Be well and G’mar chatimah tovah.