Journeys to the Unexpected

You've got to go there to come back What's holding you back?

In this issue:

Arts & Culture


Three Local Women Filmmakers You Need to Know

In a man’s world of film, women are increasingly drawn to documentary filmmaking to tell critical stories.

02/09/2017 By Pamela Lavitt


The Making of the Rachel/Leah Play

The In[heir]itance Project sets up shop for one of its latest innovative Biblical interpretations.

02/09/2017 By Emily K. Alhadeff

Artistic Sketches

David Broza Still Believes in Peace

At 61, Israel’s iconic musician continues to find faith in musical partnerships.

02/09/2017 By Emily K. Alhadeff


Service & Jewish Life

Service & Jewish Life

Photos of our community in action.


Jewish Journey

Why Moroccan Jews Must Visit Morocco

We are nothing if we don’t know where we’re from.

02/10/2017 By Isobel Manon Press

Sound Off

How to Stop a Terrorist

It’s all about knowing what to look for and being prepared.

02/09/2017 By Emily K. Alhadeff

Geeking Out

The Future Is a Hologram

With HoloLens, Ori Amiga wants to turn science fiction into reality.

02/09/2017 By Erez Benari Illustrations by Hayley Doshay

Jews of Seattle

James Kessler

What does being Jewish mean to you?

02/09/2017 By Josh Furman

Three Opinions

How Should We Approach the Post-Truth Era?

Make facts great again.

02/09/2017 By Daniel Bessner and Ari Melber


US-Mexico Relations Are Not Going South

The new head consul to Mexico in Seattle doesn’t think politics can wreck a good friendship.

02/09/2017 By Emily K. Alhadeff


Fleeing Nazi-Occupied Europe Via Siberia and Japan — for Seattle

The incredible tale of an unlikely escape route, and the families that are here because of it.

02/09/2017 By Emily K. Alhadeff

Jewish Connections

The Cost of Anti-Semitism

Keeping the community safe takes time, money, and emotional energy.

02/09/2017 By Jim DiPeso

Jewish Connections

In Memory of Jerry Anches

Remembering a man who gave so much to our community.

02/09/2017 By Jim DiPeso

Eat & Drink

The Set Table

A New Jewish Deli Comes to the Northwest — Just Not Seattle

Vancouver’s new pastrami hot spot is worth a trip north.

02/09/2017 By Naomi Tomky

Travel & Outdoors


Journeys to the Unexpected

Four Jewish women venture into uncharted territory — both physical and personal.

02/09/2017 By Naomi Tomky, Rita Golden Gelman, Pam Mandel, and Nelly Rabinowitz


In East Jerusalem and West Jerusalem, Food Brings Us Together

Two meals, so different yet so much the same

02/09/2017 By Naomi Tomky


In Indonesia, Singing Bridges a Cultural Divide

When words fail us, there is music.

02/09/2017 By Rita Golden Gelman


The Last Jews of the Blues Highway

Driving around the Delta in search of Southern Jewish life.

02/09/2017 By Pam Mandel


How a Group Conversion in Madagascar Led to a Spiritual Reawakening

Maybe the Malagasy Jews can teach us a thing or two about spirituality.

02/09/2017 By Nelly Rachel Rabinowitz

Editor's Note

Journeys Near and Far

How we put together our second annual travel issue

02/09/2017 By Emily K. Alhadeff