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. Since its founding, 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, education, and cultural opportunities. As new needs have emerged, the Federation has adjusted to meet those needs. Today, the Federation remains committed to fulfilling the aspirations of the Puget Sound region’s vibrant Jewish community.

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Our Impact


Secured for human services, education, and security grants benefitting the Puget Sound Jewish community, thanks to the Federation’s state and federal advocacy program.