Make 5778 Your Best Year Ever!

Get Rich

Or just act like it.

09/12/2017 Edited by Emily K. Alhadeff

Make 5778 Your Best Year Ever!

Be a Better Parent

Do it for the children.

09/12/2017 Edited by Emily K. Alhadeff

Make 5778 Your Best Year Ever!

Be Healthier

No more excuses.

09/12/2017 By Michael A. Stusser Edited by Emily K. Alhadeff

Make 5778 Your Best Year Ever!

Be a Better Partner

Your spouse will thank you.

09/12/2017 Edited by Emily K. Alhadeff

Set Table

Here’s What to Do with That Leftover Matzoh

These ingenious brewers turn it into beer.

04/05/2017 By Naomi Tomky

Set Table

Seders from Four Corners of the Earth

Make this night truly different from all other nights.

04/05/2017 By Shulie Madnick

Festival of Delights

Criminally Tasty

When we asked the Seattle Police Department to participate in a blind doughnut taste test, they kind of broke the door down.

12/01/2016 By Emily K. Alhadeff

Jewish Connections

Pop in to a Pop-Up Community

The Federation’s untraditional events meet community members where they are.

08/01/2016 By Jim DiPeso

Good Eats

Summer Fun!

Bring a little summertime into your Shabbat with these “perfect” foods — and meet our local entrepreneurs behind them.

06/01/2016 By Naomi Tomky, Josh Furman, and Pam Mandel

The Set Table

Global Passover Recipes from Joan Nathan

Spice up your seder with recipes from around the world, courtesy of Joan Nathan.

04/01/2016 By Joan Nathan

The Set Table

Prep and Play

There’s more to Passover music than “Dayenu” and the annual release of corny parodies. These fun tracks will keep you company in the kitchen.


Sound Off

Latkes Versus Hamantaschen

Latkes or Hamantaschen? In which we continue the lighthearted annual debate started in 1946 at the University of Chicago.

02/01/2016 By Jon Zimmerman and Sarah C. Stroup

The Set Table

Perk Up Purim

Nothing against hamantaschen, but Jewish communities from around the world bring delightful symbolic foods to the table.


"Jewish Christmas"

Editor's Note

No shortage of challenges lies in the road ahead as we bring up children in this pine-scented Northwest wonderland.

12/01/2015 By Emily K. Alhadeff

Sound Off

Lo Mein and Long Lines

Is the tradition of “Jewish Christmas” being co-opted by gentiles?

12/01/2015 By Naomi Tomky


It’s Not Easy Being Jewish

How can we get our kids to love being Jewish when Christmas is so cool?

12/01/2015 By Alexis Kort

Test Your J.Q.

Hanukkah Heroes

Share your Hanukkah with history’s Jewish victors.

12/01/2015 By Rivy Poupko Kletenik


Hip, Happy Hanukkah

We love Bubbe’s Star of David dish towels as much as the next girl, but these Hanukkah products really light our menorahs.


Best of the City

The Best of Jewish Washington

Kol hakavod to this year’s winners and featured picks!

12/01/2015 By Josh Furman, Emily K. Alhadeff, Boris Kurbanov, and Dan Aznoff

The Set Table

Killer Cheese

Move over, Maccabees, and make way for Judith, the heroine who saved the Jewish people through cheese.

12/01/2015 By Emily K. Alhadeff