What We Do - Jewish Federation

Ensuring a Vibrant, Thriving Jewish Community

The Jewish 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.

The Federation’s work is made possible by generous supporters and volunteers. Look at the work that you make possible!

Community Voice

  • Advocacy, serving as the voice and champion of Jewish community priorities in Olympia and Washington, DC.
  • SAFE Washington, providing Jewish organizations access to security communications and preparedness resources.
  • Jewish In Seattle, our award-winning bimonthly community magazine.
  • Community Convening, bringing Jewish organizations together to collaboratively address communal issues.
  • Seattle Jewish Community Endowment Fund, a critical source of support for Jewish programs and services.
  • LIFE & LEGACY™, helping participating Jewish organizations build financial security through endowments.
  • Special Initiatives Fund, supporting innovation in building community.
  • Community Research, providing critical information to help Jewish organizations plan for the future.

Israel and World Jewry

  • Impact Overseas, investing in human services, educational, and cultural programs for Jews in Israel and around the world.
  • Israeli Emissaries, infusing Israel into local Jewish life.
  • Opportunities for Teens, the Teen Israel Leadership Institute.
  • Israel-Focused Community Events, featuring prominent guest speakers and the annual community-wide #NWIsraelFest
  • Community Trips to Israel. Mark your calendar for our 2020 trip!

Investments in Jewish Life

  • Opportunities for Young Adults, Honeymoon Israel and Germany Close Up.
  • PJ Library,¬†free Jewish-themed books and events connecting families with young children to community.
  • Scholarships, enabling children to go to Jewish overnight summer camp and experience Israel.
  • Leadership Development, Advanced Leadership Development Program, the Wexner Heritage Program, the National Young Leadership Cabinet, and Seattle NowGen Giving Circle.
  • Neighborhood Connections, building Jewish community at the neighborhood level, through Pop-Up Shabbats and other gatherings.
  • Peer Connections, networking and learning for attorneys through the Cardozo Society.

Thank you for your support!

Our Impact


Secured for Camp Solomon Schechter in the 2017-2019 Washington State Capital Budget, to update infrastructure for hosting the OSPREY Camp outdoor education program serving elementary school students.