Tiffany Shlain Uses Film to Start Global Movements for Change

This year's REEL Difference awardee is a Sundance darling who educates about good character — and taking a break from tech.

02/14/2018 By Emily K. Alhadeff


SJFF Highlights

Can't-miss flicks at the 2018 Seattle Jewish Film Festival



Andi Alhadeff Makes a Scene

The homegrown diva moves back to Seattle.

12/05/2017 Edited by Emily K. Alhadeff


Yasmin Levy Makes Music out of Madness

The Sephardic songstress has music in her blood.

09/12/2017 By Sarah Aroeste


Stewart Schill's Divine Comedy

Frank vs. God follows a desperate man's quest for justice.

09/12/2017 Edited by Emily K. Alhadeff


Honoring Japanese Experiences of World War II through Music

Music of Remembrance's 20th season takes on the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Japanese internment.

09/12/2017 By Boris Kurbanov


Writing Torah as Social Practice Art

Shoshana Gugenheim is out to change the industry around scribing.

06/06/2017 By Emily K. Alhadeff


Curious George’s Curious Journey

The creators of America’s favorite monkey barely made it out of occupied Paris.

04/05/2017 By Emily K. Alhadeff


Three Local Women Filmmakers You Need to Know

In a man’s world of film, women are increasingly drawn to documentary filmmaking to tell critical stories.

02/09/2017 By Pamela Lavitt


The Making of the Rachel/Leah Play

The In[heir]itance Project sets up shop for one of its latest innovative Biblical interpretations.

02/09/2017 By Emily K. Alhadeff

Artistic Sketches

David Broza Still Believes in Peace

At 61, Israel’s iconic musician continues to find faith in musical partnerships.

02/09/2017 By Emily K. Alhadeff


Tales of the Alchemysts Theatre

An evening of Jewish stories from the shtetl and beyond, by Isaac Bashevis Singer

02/09/2017 By Emily K. Alhadeff

Jewish Connections


The Federation’s 2017 Connections speaker uses tech to make online shopping a little easier.

12/01/2016 By Jim DiPeso


Going Gaga for Gaga

We wanted to know why everyone who tries Gaga goes, well, gaga.

12/01/2016 By Emily K. Alhadeff


Performing History

An acclaimed Seattle musician ventures into the sounds of Russian Jews at the turn of the century.

12/01/2016 By GiGi Yellen

Best of Jewish Neighborhoods

Bellevue: The Kibbutz

Beyond the immediate advantages of this lakeside suburb, members of Bellevue’s diverse, polyglot population may just greet you with “boker tov."

12/01/2016 By Naomi Tomky

Best of Jewish Neighborhoods

Capitol Hill: The Original

Capitol Hill is where it all started — from Temple De Hirsch in 1899 to the bustling Jewish life of the nearby Central District through the 1950s.

12/01/2016 By Naomi Tomky

Best of Jewish Neighborhoods

Ravenna/Wedgwood: The Small Town

How could we not note this swath of northeast Seattle for its vibrant Jewish community, dating back to the 1950s?

12/01/2016 By Naomi Tomky

Best of Jewish Neighborhoods

Ballard: The Startup

Though historically considered a Scandinavian neighborhood, as more and more Jewish families move in, Ballard has become an under-the-radar hub of Jewish life in Seattle.

12/01/2016 By Naomi Tomky

Sound Off

Shabbat Dinner Guests

Recent newsmakers, guests, and locals who’d make for interesting Shabbat dinner company.

12/01/2016 Edited by Emily K. Alhadeff