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In this issue:

Arts & Culture


A New Generation Takes Yiddish to the Masses

Yiddish is making a comeback in Seattle as a musical, linguistic, and cultural identity.

04/15/2019 By Hannah S. Pressman


Service and Jewish Life

Service and Jewish Life April-May 2019

Photos of our community in action.


Pro Tips

How to Get the Best Shot

Rebecca Kaplan, third-generation co-owner of Glazer’s Camera, offers advice from the trade.

04/16/2019 By Claire Butwinick


Family Business Owners Look to the Future — Without Forgetting the Past

Jewish families have impacted Greater Seattle's business scene.

04/15/2019 By Emily K. Alhadeff, Claire Butwinick, Bryan Cohen, and Naomi Tomky


Pike Place Market Is Where It All Began

Much of Seattle’s Sephardic community got its bearings at the market.

04/15/2019 By Naomi Tomky


Three Women Take Their Family Businesses into the Future

Like Grandfather, Like Granddaughter

04/15/2019 By Emily K. Alhadeff

Pro Tips

How to Protect Your Jewelry

Lisa Bridge Berenstein, fifth-generation jeweler, gemologist, and president and CEO of Ben Bridge Jeweler, offers advice.

04/15/2019 By Claire Butwinick


The Reinvention of Cone & Steiner

Dani Cone believes the corner store never goes out of style.

04/15/2019 By Claire Butwinick


A Shoe Repair Shop Managed to Survive for Over a Century. Does It Have One Foot in the Grave?

Shoe repair is an endangered line of work, but one local business got a new lease on life from an unlikely source.

04/15/2019 By Bryan Cohen


Schwartz Brothers Pays It Forward

The restaurant/bakery success story is built on Jewish community ties.

04/15/2019 By Emily K. Alhadeff


The Most Important Thing Is to Make Time for Yourself and Your Kids

Q & A with Jason Mesnick, the season 13 Bachelor who broke off his engagement to marry the runner-up, Molly.

04/15/2019 By Emily Boynton

Jewish Connections

PJ Library Marks 10 Years of Bringing Jewish-Themed Books to Local Kids

The Federation helps Jewish journeys start young with the popular PJ Library books.

04/15/2019 By Jim DiPeso

Jewish Connections

Federation Development Director Accepted as a Wexner Field Fellow

Karen Parry joins the prestigious national program for Jewish communal professionals.

04/15/2019 By Jim DiPeso

Jewish Connections

The Federation's Endowment Fund Ensures a Jewish Future

Life and Legacy is the gift that keeps on giving.

04/15/2019 By Jim DiPeso

Jewish Connections

What's Happening at the Federation: Local Programs Make a Big Splash

Life and Legacy, PJ Library, and a prestigious fellowship

04/15/2019 By Jim DiPeso


Preschools Make Hebrew a Priority

Two Seattle-area preschools embrace a bilingual curriculum.

04/15/2019 By Makena Mezistrano

Sound Off

When a Homeless Jewish Man Died Alone, a Community Stepped Up to Help

High school students helped perform the ultimate mitzvah.

04/15/2019 By Makena Mezistrano

Jews of Seattle

Franz Wassermann

What does being Jewish mean to you? 

04/15/2019 By Meryl Alcabes


Ben Gilbert Helps Start-Ups Start Up

Pioneer Square Labs incubates and launches good ideas.

04/15/2019 By Haley Shapley

Three Opinions

What Does It Mean to Be an Ally?

Two experts weigh in.

04/15/2019 By Rabbi Callie Schulman and Max Patashnik

Eat & Drink

The Set Table

A Whole New Ball Game

Two new establishments answer Seattle’s need for matzoh ball soup.

04/15/2019 By Naomi Tomky

Travel & Outdoors