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


A Rose by Any Other Name

In a new play, Art Feinglass takes on a star-crossed romance pulled from Seattle’s archives.

04/14/2020 By Emily K. Alhadeff


Family Business Owners Look to the Future — Without Forgetting the Past

Jewish families have impacted Greater Seattle's business scene.

04/15/2019 By Emily K. Alhadeff, Claire Butwinick, Bryan Cohen, and Naomi Tomky


The Fishmonger’s Tale

Solly Amon started selling fish as a kid. At 86, he looks out over a small empire built by family and love.

08/01/2018 By Stuart Eskenazi


Discovering You're Jewish — and Taking on All that Comes with It

A DNA test confirmed what she knew all along. Then she needed to understand what it meant.

02/14/2018 By Katie Lee Ellison

Jewish Journey

Why Moroccan Jews Must Visit Morocco

We are nothing if we don’t know where we’re from.

02/10/2017 By Isobel Manon Press


Fleeing Nazi-Occupied Europe Via Siberia and Japan — for Seattle

The incredible tale of an unlikely escape route, and the families that are here because of it.

02/09/2017 By Emily K. Alhadeff

Jewish Connections

In Memory of Jerry Anches

Remembering a man who gave so much to our community.

02/09/2017 By Jim DiPeso

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


Land of Opportunity

Here's to history in the making.

11/15/2016 By Emily K. Alhadeff

Geeking Out

Trip Without Tripping

Gilad Berenstein unravels travel.

11/07/2016 By Erez Benari


Schmatte Chic

How American Jews redesigned fashion

10/01/2016 By Debra Rich Gettleman


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


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


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