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.» Read More
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.» Read More
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.» Read More
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.» Read More
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.» Read More
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.» Read More
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.» Read More
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.» Read More
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.
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» Read More