The Love Issue

We go together like Jewish grandmothers share advice, online dating failures (and success), spring arts

In this issue:

Arts & Culture

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STG Offers Special Screening of Historic Silent Film "The City Without Jews"

The film, which examines themes of anti-Semitism and predicted the rise of Nazism, will be screened and discussed at The Paramount on April 15.



Excerpt from The Art of Leaving

A sneak peek at Ayelet Tsabari's memoir.

02/18/2019 By Ayelet Tsabari


Anne Frank and Sophie Scholl Come to Seattle Stages

The two young women defied the Nazis in very different ways. Both have messages for today.

02/07/2019 By Misha Berson


Ayelet Tsabari Writes Through Her Fears

The Yemenite Israeli author spent years wandering and found her home on the page.

02/07/2019 By Tova Gannana


Service and Jewish Life

Service and Jewish Life February–March 2019




How to find it, how to keep it, how to get over it.

02/07/2019 Illustrations by Natalie Andrewson


Telephone Poles, Wire, and a Box of Matzos

What's an eruv, and what happens when it "goes down"?

02/07/2019 By Emily K. Alhadeff


Books Help Us Recognize That We’re Not Alone

Q&A with Adam Gish, the Garfield English teacher who recently received press for taking 100 students to the bookstore.

02/07/2019 By Emily Boynton

Three Opinions

Is It Time to Drop the Fight Against Intermarriage?

A rabbi and a social worker weigh in.

02/07/2019 By Rabbi Jill Borodin and Stefanie Robbins


Rachel Zerrell Uses Data to Make Amazon More Inclusive

Fighting systems of bias at Amazon and beyond

02/07/2019 By Haley Shapley

Jews of Seattle

Susan Lebow

What does being Jewish mean to you?

02/07/2019 With Meryl Alcabes


Finding Love Again After a Marriage Falls Apart

She had been with her husband since she was a teenager. She couldn't imagine flirting with another man now.

02/07/2019 By Renata Lubinsky


For the Love of Dog

Stories of interspecies companionship

02/07/2019 By Lisa Jaffe


Save Your Relationship with Eight Dates

John and Julie Gottman's latest book outlines eight ways to improve a marriage.

02/07/2019 By Corinne Stroum


Five Jewish Grandmothers Offer Wisdom for Couples Starting Out

Advice for all ages

02/07/2019 Photography by Lucien Knuteson Edited by Emily K. Alhadeff


Adventures in Online Dating

The Internet brings so much possibility. Unfortunately, it brings a lot of other things, too.

02/07/2019 Illustrations by Natalie Andrewson

Jewish Connections

What's Happening at the Federation: Israel Edition

Dennis Ross, TILI, Shinshinim


Jewish Connections

Shinshinim Share Israeli Culture with Jewish Puget Sound

The young women are the latest to spend a year in our community building bridges between Seattle and Israel.

02/07/2019 By Jim DiPeso

Jewish Connections

Ambassador Dennis Ross Shares Insights on the Middle East in Seattle

The ambassador to Israel believes in peacebuilding over peacemaking.

02/07/2019 By Jim DiPeso

Jewish Connections

TILI Deepens the Teen Connection to Israel

A new program gives local teens an in-depth Israel study experience.

02/07/2019 By Jim DiPeso

Eat & Drink

The Set Table

What are Hamantaschen, Anyway?

Pockets? Ears? Hats? ... Mouth pockets?

02/07/2019 By Emily K. Alhadeff

Health & Wellness


Donating a Kidney Is the Ultimate Act of Love

Organ donation is transformative for both donor and recipient.

02/07/2019 By Linda Morgan