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When it comes to their future, teens are doing more than just making noise Local teens, Sephardic Adventure Camp's unique success, Ben Fisher's Israeli Americana, Seattle bagels on a roll, the Federation's emerging leaders, and a teen baker takes the cake

In this issue:

Arts & Culture


Putting Israeli History to Americana Music

Seattle singer-songwriter Ben Fisher sings his way through the country's past.

07/16/2019 By Seth Sommerfeld


Sound Off

Meet the Jewish Candidates Vying for a Seat on the Seattle City Council (Part One)

They're all jockeying toward the primaries in a crowded race.

07/16/2019 By Karin Vandraiss

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Meet the Jewish Candidates Vying for a Seat on the Seattle City Council (Part Two)

Homelessness, infrastructure, and a sense of neighborliness are top of mind for this year’s contenders.

07/16/2019 By Haley Shapley

Jewish Connections

Announcing the 2019 Wexner Cohort

The 20 fellows are ready to expand their leadership vision.

07/16/2019 By Jim DiPeso

Service and Jewish Life

Service and Jewish Life June–July 2019

Photos of our community in action.

07/16/2019 With Jim DiPeso


I really connect through baking — it helps me get more involved.

Beloria Levy, the 15-year-old founder of Batter Splatter, turned her passion for decorating cakes into a booming business.

06/16/2019 By Emily Boynton

Jewish Connections

The Advanced Leadership Development Program Graduates Build Skills and Connections

The next generation of local leaders steps up.

06/16/2019 By Jim DiPeso


Sephardic Adventure Camp Fortifies an Endangered Culture

What started as a community camp now attracts children and teens from around the world.

06/16/2019 By Bryan Cohen

Sound Off

Teri Citterman Coaches Executives to Lead Fearlessly

And it involves getting a little uncomfortable.

06/16/2019 By Emily Boynton

Jews of Seattle

Abby Brockman

What does being Jewish mean to you?

06/16/2019 By Meryl Alcabes

Jewish Connections

The Jack J. & Charlotte Spitzer Young Leadership Award Enables the Next Generation to Excel

The Spitzer family leads by example.

06/16/2019 By Jim DiPeso

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Which Extracurricular Should I Do?

Take our quiz!


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Mario Falit-Baiamonte

06/13/2019 By Claire Butwinick

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Fay Koyfman

06/13/2019 By Emily K. Alhadeff

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Four Ways to Handle Conflict on Campus

What do you do when you encounter anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism in college?

06/13/2019 Illustrations by Rami Neimi

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Shira Lyss-Loren

06/13/2019 By Claire Butwinick

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Jamie Margolin

06/13/2019 By Makena Mezistrano

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Being a Jewish Teen in Seattle Is Complicated

Living between two worlds.

06/13/2019 By Ella Gonchar

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It's Not Another Teenage Wasteland

How local teens are dealing with the world they are inheriting — and how they’re going to change it.

06/12/2019 By Makena Mezistrano, Claire Butwinick, and Emily K. Alhadeff

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Nate Kantor

06/12/2019 By Makena Mezistrano

Eat & Drink

The Set Table

The Bagels Are Rolling In

Is Seattle's bagel drought coming to an end?

06/16/2019 By Naomi Tomky

Health & Wellness


Meditate Through Baking

Baking challah provides an unusual form of Jewish meditation.

06/17/2019 By Gregory Gutterman Scruggs


Knead to Breathe

Just let it rise.

06/12/2019 By Gregory Gutterman Scruggs