Despite idiomatic and idiosyncratic disharmony, Ashkenazim and Sephardim settled somewhat snuggly within the Central District. With Yesler Way as its artery, Jewish life pulsated around synagogues, shops, and schools. Until it didn’t. During the mid-20th century, economic and suburban growth patterns, combined with shifting views toward religious observance and racial tensions in the CD, provoked a migration east of the lake and south to Seward Park. To this day, Seward Park boasts an enviable neighborhood “walkability score” of 99 — at least on Shabbat.

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