The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle offers our heartfelt condolences to the family of Steven Sotloff z”l, the second American journalist brutally murdered by Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists. Steven grew up in Miami’s Jewish community, was a grandson of Holocaust survivors, studied in Israel and held Israeli citizenship. Like fellow journalist James Foley, who also was gruesomely slain by ISIS terrorists, Steven was dedicated to the difficult and dangerous work of reporting the issues and the human stories of the Middle East’s ongoing struggles.» Read More
New grant cycles have begun for Community Campaign Grants and Ignition Grants. These two grant programs have provided millions of dollars in support for the Jewish community in Seattle and around the world. Please contact Federation Planning staff for more information.» Read More
The open-ended cease-fire that took effect at 7 pm local time on Tuesday, August 26, remains in place.
The Israeli Cabinet on August 31 approved a five-year social and economic development plan for communities near the Gaza Strip. The Cabinet met with leaders from Hof Ashkelon, Eshkol, Sha'ar HaNegev, Sdot Negev and Sderot.» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and Anti-Defamation League are disturbed by the increase in anti-Semitic slogans and imagery at recent pro-Palestinian rallies in Seattle’s Westlake Park and Seattle Center.
"We are deeply troubled by the need to put out a second statement denouncing anti-Semitism here in Washington State. Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and all bias-motivated speech have no place in our political discourse," Keith Dvorchik, President and CEO of the Jewish Federation, said.» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and members of the Jewish community condemn the statement reportedly made by Brian Judy of the National Rifle Association that attempt to link policies to reduce gun violence to the Holocaust. The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle calls upon Mr. Judy to resign his position with the National Rifle Association.» Read More
We can't silence them. But we can try to soften their impact on the lives of the children and families living under their blare.
Hamas' upgraded military capabilities put the vast majority of Israel's population within range of rocket fire. But all of Israel is within reach of our work.» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle condemns the brutal murder of 16 year old Mohammed Abu Khdeir. We are appalled by the heinous nature of the crime. We are grateful to the Israeli Police for their swift action and have confidence that Israel’s justice system will punish those responsible for the murder to the fullest extent under the law.» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is pleased to announce allocation of funding for programs benefiting Jewish communities in Western Washington, Israel and overseas. Funding for the community as a whole will total $3,201,816 for fiscal year 2015, which began July 1.» Read More
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle joins with the State of Israel and the worldwide Jewish community in expressing our grief and horror at the murder of Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach, the three Israeli boys kidnapped by terrorists on June 12. Eyal was 19, and Naftali and Gilad were 16.» Read More