As the camp song goes, “Wherever you go, there’s always someone Jewish.” Technically, there’s no such thing as a “Jewish neighborhood” in greater Seattle. Yet the region has developed some Jewish hot spots — both intentionally formed and organically grown. And chances are if you’re moving here and looking for community, you might start to look in one of these five places. So here they are, and here’s what we love about them.

In This Feature:

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

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

Rainier Valley: Hipsters and Hasids

On offer: semi-affordable housing, light-rail, five synagogues, and an eruv that extends from the shoreline on the east up to Martin Luther King Jr. Way on the west.

12/01/2016 By Naomi Tomky

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

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