Jewish Connections

The Federation's Trip to Israel Builds Community on the Journey and Back Home

The 43 participants came home re-Jew-vinated.

08/28/2018 By Jim DiPeso


A Glimmer of Hope for the Middle East

'Oslo' brings the political theater to the stage.

08/28/2018 By Seth Sommerfeld

We've Got Issues

Israel Story Splices a Country Together

The podcast host Mishy Harman seizes on stories from everyday people.

03/21/2018 Edited by Emily K. Alhadeff

Jewish Connections

#NWIsraelFest Hopes to Unite and Inspire

Celebrate Israel's 70th birthday with a weeklong party.

03/21/2018 By Jim DiPeso


36 Hours in Seattle and Tel Aviv

How does a weekend in each place compare?

02/14/2018 By Alexis Kort and Keren Brown Illustrations by Rami Neimi Photography by Itai Fortis


Working the Land — and Finding a Home

How a connection to the physical land of Israel led to a life in the Holy Land.

02/14/2018 By Shaul Judelman


In Israel, the Streets Are Paved with Poetry

Israel's cities are like literary DNA maps.

02/14/2018 By Tova Gannana


SJFF Highlights

Can't-miss flicks at the 2018 Seattle Jewish Film Festival


The Set Table

The Rose City Ups Its Food Game Against Rain City

For some good Jewish food, head south of the Washington border.

02/14/2018 By Naomi Tomky

Jewish Connections

Seattle's Shinshiniot Strengthen Bonds with Israel

Tal and Lidar create lasting connections.

02/14/2018 By Jim DiPeso

Jewish Connections

More Free Trips to Israel for Young Adults

Matches quadruple value of Birthright gifts.

02/14/2018 By Jim DiPeso

Jewish Connections

Travel to Israel with the Federation

Israel is the Start-Up Nation, a land that lives and breathes innovation.

12/05/2017 By Jim DiPeso


He Spent 13 Years Advocating for Asylum Seekers in Israel. Now He's Seeking Refugee Status in America.

Is the Jewish state handling the African migrant crisis properly?

12/05/2017 By Emily K. Alhadeff

The Food Issue

An Ancient Empire Gets New Life — on a Food Truck

A brother-sister pair in Olympia serve the food of the gods.

12/05/2017 By Pam Mandel Photography by Carlton Canary

The Food Issue

Aviv Hummus Bar is About the Closest You're Going to Get to Israel in Seattle

David Nussabaum set out to create "that shuk feeling."

12/05/2017 Photography by Carlton Canary By Rebekah Denn

The Set Table

Meet Three Chefs Changing Israel's Food Scene

Try these crazy recipes coming out of the innovation nation.

06/06/2017 By Keren Brown Photography by Joshua Huston

Three Opinions

Are Zionism and Social Justice Compatible?

When Israel is lumped together with racism and fascism, Israel-supporters can find themselves at odds with the progressive causes they champion.

06/06/2017 By Talya Gillman and Udi Asaraf

Jewish Connections

Shinshinim Bring Israel to Seattle

This year's contingent of four Israeli teen representatives share their thoughts about living and working in the Puget Sound region.

06/06/2017 By Jim DiPeso

Photo Essay

Photo Essay: Freedom Fighters

Four Seattleites who fought for Israel’s independence.

04/05/2017 By David Shayne

Jewish Connections

Fostering Jewish Identity in Our Teens

Trips to Israel help teens connect to their history and each other.

04/05/2017 By Jim DiPeso