Service & Jewish Life

Photos of our community in action.


Sound Off

After the Demonstration Is Over, You Can Still Be an Activist

How to influence politics without losing Facebook friends.

06/06/2017 By Tzippy Wiens


Is it Time to Put Weed on the Jewish Agenda?

Recreational marijuana is becoming a booming industry. Where do Jewish values tie in?

06/06/2017 By Pam Mandel Illustrations by Brianna Ashby Photography by Sol Neelman

Geeking Out

Nathan Peterson Finds Success in Surprising Places

Tagboard's SVP on winning at life — and love.

06/06/2017 By Erez Benari


Disrupt Your Judaism

What happens when you give innovative thinkers beer and playdoh and ask them to reinvent Seattle’s Jewish community?

06/06/2017 Edited by Emily K. Alhadeff

Jews of Seattle

Josh Voss

What does being Jewish mean to you?

06/06/2017 By Meryl Alcabes

Three Opinions

Are Zionism and Social Justice Compatible?

When Israel is lumped together with racism and fascism, Israel-supporters can find themselves at odds with the progressive causes they champion.

06/06/2017 By Talya Gillman and Udi Asaraf

Jewish Connections

Plan for Tomorrow with a Legacy Gift

The Jewish Federation's Life and Legacy Program ensures a Jewish community for the future.

06/06/2017 By Jim DiPeso

Jewish Connections

Meet the Federation's New Board President

Sarah Boden brings business savvy and energy to the Federation.

06/06/2017 By Jim DiPeso

Jewish Connections

Shinshinim Bring Israel to Seattle

This year's contingent of four Israeli teen representatives share their thoughts about living and working in the Puget Sound region.

06/06/2017 By Jim DiPeso

Jewish Journey

A Life of Activism, Inspired by a History of Kvetching Jews

Strange times calls for laughing through the tears.

06/06/2017 By Michael Stusser

Jewish Journey

Due to the Kindness of Strangers, a Family Exists Today

For a family confined to the Krakow Ghetto, luck and a little help went a long way.

04/05/2017 By Steven Baral

Photo Essay

Photo Essay: Freedom Fighters

Four Seattleites who fought for Israel’s independence.

04/05/2017 By David Shayne

Jewish Connections

Fostering Jewish Identity in Our Teens

Trips to Israel help teens connect to their history and each other.

04/05/2017 By Jim DiPeso

Jewish Connections

Micro Grants from PJ Library Help You Create Jewish Programs Your Way

Get funding for events on your own time and turf.

04/05/2017 By Jim DiPeso

Personal History

Tales of Yesler Way

Yesler Way isn’t a street — it’s an archaeological tell of personal history.

04/05/2017 By Rachel Kessler

Personal History

Could Brenner Brothers Bakery See Another Day?

A nostalgic rock star wants to reopen his family’s bakery. But you can’t bring back the past.

04/05/2017 By Naomi Tomky

Test Your JQ

Sorry Not Sorry

Is empathy bad for our relationships?

04/05/2017 By Rivy Poupko Kletenik

Jews of Seattle

Judaism Informed by Activism

What does being Jewish mean to you?

04/05/2017 By Josh Furman

Sound Off

In Tense Times, Jews and Muslims Support One Another

Local groups put the tough topics aside to focus on unity.

04/05/2017 By Emily K. Alhadeff