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Help Holocaust Survivors Posted on July 2, 2015 10:53 AM

Out of 100,000 Holocaust Survivors left in the U.S., approximately one-third of them are living in poverty. These 30,000 vulnerable elders lack proper food, housing and medical care. Additionally, because of the trauma they endured, survivors are at greater risk of depression, social isolation and extremely poor outcomes.

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JFGS Announces Funding for Community Programs Posted on July 1, 2015 10:38 AM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is pleased to announce allocation of funding for programs that will contribute to building a strong and thriving Jewish community in the Puget Sound region in fiscal year 2016.

The Jewish Federation's impact on the community includes programs the Federation operates for community benefit and grants allocated to partner organizations.

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JFGS Deeply Gratified by Supreme Court's Marriage Equality Decision Posted on June 26, 2015 4:22 PM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is deeply gratified by the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic decision today that the right of civil marriage is open to all couples under the Constitution’s 14th Amendment, which guarantees equal protection of the law.

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Give Kids the Best Start Posted on June 26, 2015 3:46 PM

Every child should have the opportunity to succeed. But currently, due to health and economic disparities, too many kids in King County are set up to fail. Ninety-two percent of a child’s brain is developed by age 5. By the time kids enter kindergarten, it’s too late to help them overcome such disparities. They arrive at the starting line 20 yards behind and never catch up.

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We Mourn the Lives Taken in Charleston Posted on June 19, 2015 9:32 AM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is deeply shocked and saddened by the horrendous act of violence that took the lives of nine peaceful people gathered for prayer at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, yesterday evening. To invade the sanctity of a house of worship and murder innocents in a spasm of hatred is beyond unspeakable and abhorrent.

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Sara Weiss, Sarah Browning Honored at Kibud Morim Posted on May 11, 2015 11:45 AM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle wishes a hearty mazel tov to Seattle Hebrew Academy teacher Sara Weiss, who received the annual Grinspoon Award for Excellence in Jewish Education at the May 7 Kibud Morim (Honoring Teachers) dinner.

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Support Schools and Human Services Posted on April 21, 2015 10:51 AM

April 15 was the deadline for the Washington State House and Senate to vote on bills that originated in either chamber. The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle strongly advocated for Breakfast After the Bell, a critical human services and education bill, and a high priority for the Jewish community. The legislation enjoyed bipartisan support in both chambers, but unfortunately, it did not pass by the April 15 deadline.

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Passover Food Truck a Big Success Posted on April 20, 2015 9:55 AM

For more than 40 years, Hillel at the University of Washington has been serving Passover lunches to students, young adults and community members. It's an annual tradition that has been a beloved part of Jewish life, but has not reached as many people as it could: students have classes during the day, and young adults holding down jobs also have been unable to participate.

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Passover Seders - April 3-11, 2015 Posted on April 1, 2015 3:39 PM


Looking for community Passover Seders to be a part of? There are many to choose from:

Hillel Passover Seders
Friday, April 3, 6pm - 10pm
Join Hillel undergraduates, Jconnectors and community members for a festive seder. Space limited.
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Letter to Legislators Seeking Restoration of TANF Cuts Posted on March 24, 2015 10:48 AM

Leaders of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, Jewish Family Service, and partner organizations in the faith community sent the following letter to State Representative Ross Hunter, Chairman of the Washington State House Appropriations Committee, and other members of the committee. The letter asks for restoration of cuts in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families funding in the state's 2015-2017 biennial budget.

 

March 16, 2015

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