Have a Sweet New Year

Jewish life reimagined, places to pray, and local chefs’ recipes Jewish life reimagined, places to pray, and local chefs’ recipes

In this issue:

Arts & Culture


Family Drama

The popular play Bad Jews comes to Seattle. But will it be good for the Jews?

08/01/2015 By Pamela Lavitt


Conducting Success

Meet the maestro behind Bellingham’s symphony.

08/01/2015 By GiGi Yellen


Choose Your Own Judaism

Seattle is famously innovative — except, some say, when it comes to Jewish life. Some Seattleites are taking matters of faith into their own hands.

08/01/2015 By David Laskin


Perfect Party

Shabbat Dinner Guests

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



Service & Jewish Life

Photos of our community in action.


Jewish Journey

Roots Underground

An Iraqi family history comes full circle.

08/01/2015 By Revital Shiri-Horowitz

Jewish Connections

Changing of the Guard

08/01/2015 By Rachel Román

Jewish Connections

Making Connections in Cuba

08/01/2015 By Rachel Román


The Shadow People

Homelessness is all around us —if we choose to see it. Sukkot is a good opportunity to open our eyes.

08/01/2015 By Emily K. Alhadeff

Choose Your Own

Shul Shopping

Greater Seattle has no shortage of offerings. For options outside the area, contact the Federation at 206-443-5400.


Test Your J.Q.

The Don of a New Day

If Don Draper can turn over a new leaf, so can we.

08/01/2015 By Rivy Poupko Kletenik


Between the Lines

The challenge of telling the Jewish community’s story.

08/01/2015 By Stuart Eskenazi


Molding Morality

How can we teach our kids to be mensches in a messed-up world?

08/01/2015 By Linda Morgan

Sound Off

Opinions on Operation Protective Edge

It’s been a year since Operation Protective Edge drove deep divisions in our community. Where are we now, and how can we heal?

08/01/2015 By Nevet Basker and Eric Orlin

Geeking Out

App-etite for Community

Red Russak has the munchies for ideas.

08/01/2015 By Erez Benari

Jews of Seattle

Bekah Zietz

What does being Jewish mean to you?

08/01/2015 By Josh Furman

Sound Off

The Upshot

Takeaways from the community study


Sound Off

Holding Up the Sky

Intermarriage is on the rise. That doesn’t mean we’re done for.

08/01/2015 By Emily K. Alhadeff

From Us to You

Editor's Note

Jewish in Seattle is the result of a great deal of work by many dedicated people who care deeply about Puget Sound Jewish life.

08/01/2015 By Keith Dvorchik and Emily K. Alhadeff

Eat & Drink


The Fishmonger’s Tale

Solly Amon started selling fish as a kid. At 86, he looks out over a small empire built by family and love.

08/01/2018 By Stuart Eskenazi

The Set Table

Rachel's Pumpkin Borekas

"Sephardic food is part of who I am. It is my family, my heritage, my spirit, my comfort, and my joy in nurturing people by sharing my food."

08/01/2015 By Olivia Brent

The Set Table

Leah’s Apple Crown Cake

"As a convert, Jewish food has been how I have come to be a part of many families and the community."

08/01/2015 By Olivia Brent

The Set Table

Jonny’s Pale Ale Braised Brisket

"Whenever I make a classic Jewish meal, I feel I am honoring my family’s heritage by keeping alive the traditions and values I grew up learning."

08/01/2015 By Olivia Brent

In Case You Missed It

Bacon Seaweed

08/01/2015 By Emily K. Alhadeff

Health & Wellness


Practice Makes Prevention

When it comes to cancer, knowing your genetic story is half the battle.

08/01/2015 By Janis Siegel


The Set Table

High Holiday Throwdown Recipes

Three local chefs dish about their holiday showstoppers.

08/01/2015 By Leah Jaffee, Rachel Almeleh, and Jonny Silverberg

The Set Table

High Holiday Throwdown

Three local chefs dish about their holiday showstoppers.

08/01/2015 By Olivia Brent


High Holiday Must-Haves

Spice up your Rosh Hashanah dinners, break-the-fast table, and Sukkot celebrations with these fun new items.


Travel & Outdoors


Peak Experiences

Where in the world is Gordon Janow?

08/01/2015 By Diana Brement