The Future of Health

From cancer care to crowdsourcing The legend of Sam Israel, the comedy of Gad Elmaleh, and the gift of the Sarajevo Haggadah

In this issue:

Arts & Culture


Gad Is Great

French Moroccan comedy sensation Gad Elmaleh starts over in America, in English.

08/01/2016 By Emily K. Alhadeff

Geeking Out

The Cutting Edge

Serial entrepreneur Dan Shapiro slices the competition with his latest startup.

08/01/2016 By Erez Benari


Jewish Journey

Avenging the Nazis

Esther Wisnia and Sam Goldberg considered their children the best revenge on the Nazis.

08/01/2016 By Karen Treiger


Service & Jewish Life

Photos of our community in action.


Jewish Connections

Pop in to a Pop-Up Community

The Federation’s untraditional events meet community members where they are.

08/01/2016 By Jim DiPeso

Jewish Connections

A Conversation with Harold Grinspoon and Diane Troderman

The cofounders of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation talk about the importance of Jewish philanthropy.

08/01/2016 By Jewish Federation Staff


The Legend of Sam Israel

How did an eccentric immigrant shoemaker become the benefactor of Jewish education in Seattle?

08/01/2016 By Emily K. Alhadeff


Between Friends

A Sarajevo Haggadah comes to a Seattle synagogue from its Muslim friends.

08/01/2016 By Deborah Gardner


We Interrupt this Broadcast

Phil Scheier reflects on bombing Nazis, saving newspapers, and making it past the century mark

08/01/2016 By Emily K. Alhadeff


Opinions on Dissent

Should we legislate against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement?

08/01/2016 By Hilary Bernstein and Hamutal Davis


Shabbat Dinner Guests

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


Jews of Seattle

Rubi Cammarota

What does being Jewish mean to you?

08/01/2016 By Josh Furman


Quiet Riot

Is an “unconscious” anti-Semitism seeping onto campuses?

08/01/2016 By Rachel Román

Eat & Drink


Spice It Up

Change up a weeknight dinner or a holiday menu with these recipes adapted from Pabla classics.

08/01/2016 By Naomi Tomky

The Set Table

Punjabi Delights

The Sikh owners of Pabla have found a unique and loyal clientele.

08/01/2016 By Naomi Tomky

Health & Wellness


Crowdsource Your Care

For some, the Internet has evolved from chat rooms and bulletin boards into a critical support system.

08/01/2016 By Corinne Stroum


9 Ways Israel is Changing Health

Leave it to the “startup nation” to be a leader in health tech.

08/01/2016 By Emily K. Alhadeff


Make Healthcare Equal

Why are women treated differently in the doctor’s office?

08/01/2016 By Haley Shapley


Crush Cancer

Four new paths to personalized cancer treatment already show promising results.

08/01/2016 By Meredith Salisbury

Be Well

The Future of Health

Thanks to previously inconceivable technological advances, we’re on the path to beating back many issues both common and rare.

08/01/2016 By Corinne Stroum, Meredith Salisbury, and Haley Shapley


Quantify Yourself

Analyzing our insides to provide better treatment options.

08/01/2016 By Corinne Stroum

Be the Change

Editor's Note

Scientists and doctors are making strides every day to push back against our most devastating diseases, and a disproportionate amount of innovation is coming out of Israel.

08/01/2016 By Emily K. Alhadeff