The early pioneers, settlements, and scandals that shaped local Jewish life.

In This Feature:

The Early History of Jewish Washington

A brief history of the first Jewish settlers and the community they formed.

04/14/2020 By Emily K. Alhadeff

Amalgamation: An Opera

For over a century, Seattle’s two Sephardic congregations have tried, and failed, to join forces.


5 Things You Didn’t Know about Seattle’s Jewish History

These lesser-known characters, institutions, and vignettes deserve their place in the history books.

04/14/2020 By Meryl Alcabes and Emily K. Alhadeff

Jewish Seattle's Scandals and Mysteries

The seedier side of the story — from shanghaied sailors to missing mayors.

04/14/2020 By Emily K. Alhadeff

Pioneers of Change

These three enterprising women laid the foundation for good works still being done today.

04/14/2020 By Emily K. Alhadeff

A Rose by Any Other Name

In a new play, Art Feinglass takes on a star-crossed romance pulled from Seattle’s archives.

04/14/2020 By Emily K. Alhadeff