A Mother and Son Redefine Normal

With a pair of books, Magda and Nathaniel Newman raise awareness about a rare genetic disorder called Treacher Collins syndrome.

04/09/2020 By Haley Shapley


Excerpt from The Art of Leaving

A sneak peek at Ayelet Tsabari's memoir.

02/18/2019 By Ayelet Tsabari


Trading Paradise for Freedom — and a Chance to Return

Fifty-six years after leaving Cuba, a family imagines what could have been.

02/14/2018 By Rebecca Behar Notik

Make 5778 Your Best Year Ever!

Be a Better Parent

Do it for the children.

09/12/2017 Edited by Emily K. Alhadeff

Jewish Connections

Building Community One PJ Library Book at a Time

The Harold Grinspoon Foundation study documents PJ’s benefits in engaging families in Jewish life.

09/12/2017 By Jim DiPeso


We Need to Take the Lead on Parental Support

Becoming a parent is hard, even when things go right.

04/05/2017 By Rabbi Jaclyn Cohen


Service & Jewish Life

Photos of our community in action.


Jewish Connections

PAVE Littles

New to the area? Have a new baby in your family? Looking to connect with other Jewish families? PAVE Littles is shaping up to be a big player in parenting resources.

12/01/2016 By Maya Federman

Jewish Connections

In Good Hands

The Community Funeral Fund cares for Jewish community members in need.

12/01/2016 By Jim DiPeso


Diplomacy in Action

Lessons from life in Switzerland.



Service and Jewish Life

Photos of our community in action.



Service & Jewish Life

Photos of our community in action.



Here With Me

A community unites around an incomprehensible loss.

10/01/2016 By Zach Zorba Grashin

Jewish Connections

Get Together!

A new initiative gives PJ Library families grants to run their own programs.

10/01/2016 By Jewish Federation Staff

Artistic Sketches

Larger Than Life

A local filmmaker turns the camera on her grandmother, a tiny survivor with a big personality.

10/01/2016 By Pamela Lavitt

All Together Now

Family Portraits

Washington’s Jewish families: What are their stories, and what do they love about Judaism? Let us introduce you to some of your neighbors.

10/01/2016 By Emily K. Alhadeff


Remembering Rhodes

Regina Amira reflects on the island of her birth.

10/01/2016 By Cynthia Flash Hemphill

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

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


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