The Visionaries Issue

Meet the people and ideas changing Seattle. Jewish Visionaries | A maestro among us | Family-friendly eats

In this issue:

Arts & Culture

Artistic Sketches

The Maestro Among Us

Abraham Kaplan spent his life conducting alongside classical musical giants. Today, he lives a quiet life on Mercer Island.

06/25/2018 By Tova Gannana


Jewish Connections

Olympia Impact

Federation, partners racked up wins for Jewish community in 2018 legislative session.

07/30/2018 By Jim DiPeso

Jewish Connections

Federation at 90

Take a look around and check out the thriving state of Jewish Puget Sound in 2018.

07/30/2018 By Jim DiPeso


Tech Support

Pogo brings carpooling to 21st-century parents.

06/25/2018 By Haley Shapley

Three Opinions

Innovation Incubator

What is one area in which the Jewish community needs innovation?


Jews of Seattle

Cantor David Serkin-Poole

What does being Jewish mean to you?

06/25/2018 By Meryl Alcabes

Jewish Journey

Finding Judaism as an Atheist

A scholar winds his way to religion.

06/25/2018 By Richard Curtis


Editor's Note

As an editor of a small community magazine, I inevitably wonder: Will we ever run out of stories to write about?

06/25/2018 Edited by Emily K. Alhadeff

The Equalizer

Tana Senn Wants You to Pay Attention

The Washington state representative has "a thing for fairness."

06/25/2018 By Karin Vandraiss

The Space Man

Avocado Toast in Space?

A Seattle teen sends brunch heavenwards in the name of science.

06/25/2018 By Rachel Román

The Technologist

Technion Talent

Israel's top-notch institute of technology has a thriving relationship with Seattle's tech scene.

06/25/2018 By Haley Shapley


Jewish Visionaries Shaping Seattle

Local people and ideas changing the face of Seattle's social and intellectual landscape, from public health and policy reform to avocado toast in space.

06/25/2018 With Bridget Fox and Sharon * By Rachel Román, Haley Shapley, and Karin Vandraiss Edited by Emily K. Alhadeff

Eat & Drink

The Set Table

All in the Family

Vancouver’s two new Jewish restaurants welcome an underserved clientele — parents.

06/25/2018 By Naomi Tomky

Health & Wellness

Sound Off

Sacred Communities, Safe Spaces

Pacific Northwest Jewish camps are raising awareness around sexual misconduct and inclusion.

06/25/2018 By Rachel Román

The Entrepreneur

The Doctor Is In... Your Pocket

Robbie Cape brings health care to the people.

06/25/2018 By Haley Shapley

The Practitioner

Cheryl Berenson is a Public Health Warrior

The public health and gun-violence prevention advocate laughs in the face of burnout.

06/25/2018 By Karin Vandraiss