10 Ways Seattle Became a Jewish City

Art After Auschwitz and Joan Nathan on Passover Traditions Art After Auschwitz and Joan Nathan on Passover Traditions

In this issue:

Arts & Culture


Romanza Rap

How a retired rabbi and a Mexican rapper are redefining the Ladino “romanza.”

04/01/2016 By Judy Lash Balint


Monsoon Season

“Seattle’s premier Jewish narcoleptic drag queen” on discovering Jewish heritage and living between genders

04/01/2016 By Emily K. Alhadeff


Art After Auschwitz

How will we continue to memorialize the Holocaust?

04/01/2016 By Anca L. Szilágyi


Song of Seattle

Move over, Macklemore. We’ve got the “Dreidel Song."

04/01/2016 By Pam Mandel

Sound Off

Three Opinions

How can we cope with the ongoing attacks on Israelis?

04/01/2016 By Cheryl Lamin and Daniel Chirot



Service and Jewish Life

Photos of our community in action.



Land of Opportunity

Here's to history in the making.

11/15/2016 By Emily K. Alhadeff

Leaders of the Future

Leading the Future

The Advanced Leadership Development Program primes the next generation of Jewish community trailblazers.

04/01/2016 Photography by Rachel Román

Jewish Connections

Under the Radar

How Seattle covertly helped save Ethiopian Jews

04/01/2016 By Rachel Román


Dawg Days

04/01/2016 By Stuart Eskenazi


The Great Diaspora

04/01/2016 By Stuart Eskenazi


Progress and Politics

Spurred to action, local Jews are leaders in social change.

04/01/2016 By Emily K. Alhadeff


Great Jews in (Seattle) Sports

What's the shortest book in the world? "Great Jews in Sports", so the joke goes. But you can thank Seattle's Jewish sports enthusiasts in part for the existence of the Seahawks, Mariners, Sounders, and, well, the Sonics (ouch).

04/01/2016 By Dan Aznoff


Friendly Visitors and Benevolent Ladies

Behind every great Jewish institution is a Jewish woman.

04/01/2016 By Emily K. Alhadeff


Boyos and Bagels

Seattle’s thriving food scene owes much to its Jewish predecessors, from Pike Place Market stalls to present-day food trucks.

04/01/2016 Photography by Megan Hill


Sephardic Settlement

04/01/2016 By Stuart Eskenazi


Golden Dreams

04/01/2016 By Stuart Eskenazi


10 Ways Seattle Became a Jewish City

Those who dare dismiss Seattle as a not-very-Jewish city fail to consider its history.

04/01/2016 By Stuart Eskenazi, Dan Aznoff, Megan Hill, Pam Mandel, and Emily K. Alhadeff


Reclaiming the Table

Michael Hebb serves dinner with a side of death.

04/01/2016 By Emily K. Alhadeff

Sound Off

Shabbat Dinner Guests

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


Sound Off

Feeling the Bern?

04/01/2016 By Emily K. Alhadeff

Jews of Seattle

Fedora Katz

What does being Jewish mean to you?

04/01/2016 By Josh Furman

Be Heard

The Freedom Seder

The ever-customizable haggadah and the call to social justice.

04/01/2016 By Emily K. Alhadeff


Editor's Note

This is a very Jewish city, built on the dreams of early pioneers, Eastern European immigrants, and Greek and Turkish families seeking a new seaside home.

04/01/2016 By Emily K. Alhadeff

Eat & Drink

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

The Food Obsession

Joan Nathan dishes about her favorite Jewish food customs, and why we need to pass them on.

04/01/2016 By Naomi Tomky

Health & Wellness


For the Love of Isaac

A family takes action against a catastrophic disease.

04/01/2016 Photography by Sophie-Shifra Gold

Test Your J.Q.

Guard Your Tongue

Six steps to living a gossip-free life

04/01/2016 By Rivy Poupko Kletenik

Sound Off

Healthy Mind, Healthy Life

Kodu Care gets individuals the mental health services they need.

04/01/2016 By Erez Benari


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.