A Graphic History of Jewish Washington

The early pioneers, settlements, and scandals that shaped local Jewish life

04/14/2020 By Emily K. Alhadeff and Meryl Alcabes Illustrations by Levi Hastings


The Early History of Jewish Washington

A brief history of the first Jewish settlers and the community they formed.

04/14/2020 By Emily K. Alhadeff

History of Jewish Washington

Amalgamation: An Opera

For over a century, Seattle’s two Sephardic congregations have tried, and failed, to join forces.



5 Things You Didn’t Know about Seattle’s Jewish History

These lesser-known characters, institutions, and vignettes deserve their place in the history books.

04/14/2020 By Meryl Alcabes and Emily K. Alhadeff

History of Jewish Washington

Jewish Seattle's Scandals and Mysteries

The seedier side of the story — from shanghaied sailors to missing mayors.

04/14/2020 By Emily K. Alhadeff

History of Jewish Washington

Pioneers of Change

These three enterprising women laid the foundation for good works still being done today.

04/14/2020 By Emily K. Alhadeff


Write a Forever Letter as Part of Your Legacy Planning

Wills aren't just for divvying up the physical items.

08/11/2019 By Michael Stusser



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

02/07/2019 By Corinne Stroum, Renata Lubinsky, and Lisa Jaffe Edited by Emily K. Alhadeff Photography by Lucien Knuteson Illustrations by Natalie Andrewson and Levi Hastings


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


Disordered Eating Makes the Holidays a Challenge

When fasting — and feasting — isn't spiritual.

08/28/2018 By Haley Shapley

Sound Off

Can Holocaust Education Help the Seattle Police Department?

The Law Enforcement and Society program is part of the SPD's ongoing reforms.

08/10/2017 By Emily K. Alhadeff Illustrations by Levi Hastings

Test Your JQ

Sorry Not Sorry

Is empathy bad for our relationships?

04/05/2017 By Rivy Poupko Kletenik

Festival of Delights

The Great Doughnut Schlep

How did sufganiyot take off in Israel, while the latke commands the American Hanukkah market?

12/01/2016 By Emily K. Alhadeff

Test Your J.Q.


As heirs to American history, we share responsibility for its wrongs.

10/01/2016 By Rivy Poupko Kletenik


Real Difference

Deborah Rosen’s roots go back to the founding of the film festival.

02/01/2016 By Diana Brement


Get Off the Tour Bus!

Get creative with your next visit to Israel.

02/01/2016 By Judy Lash Balint

Test Your J.Q.

Hanukkah Heroes

Share your Hanukkah with history’s Jewish victors.

12/01/2015 By Rivy Poupko Kletenik

The Set Table

Rabbis Behind the Wines

For which historic personalities are these kosher wines named?


Choose Your Own

Shul Shopping

Greater Seattle has no shortage of offerings. For options outside the area, contact the Federation at 206-443-5400.