Festival Inspires Jewish Seattle to Take Urgent Climate Action

Seattle’s inaugural Jewish climate festival aimed to position the city and community as a leader in environmental justice.

04/09/2020 By Meryl Alcabes


Gaining Perspective on Distance and Danger in Israel

In her award-winning essay, Edee Polyakovsky shares her thoughts about the Teen Israel Leadership Institute’s impact on her Jewish journey.

04/09/2020 By Edee Polyakovsky


Bronka Sundstrom Still Finds Solace on the Trail

The local Holocaust survivor is the oldest woman to have summited Mount Rainier.

02/10/2020 By Gregory Gutterman Scruggs


Explore Israel Through Food, Wine, and Art with the Federation

The Federation's spring 2020 trip offers a "taste" of the Holy Land.

12/16/2019 By Jim DiPeso

Sound Off

How Seattle-Area Synagogues Are Fighting Climate Change

Environmentalism is moving to the top of the agenda both from the pulpit and in practice.

12/16/2019 By Gregory Gutterman Scruggs


Sephardic Adventure Camp Fortifies an Endangered Culture

What started as a community camp now attracts children and teens from around the world.

06/16/2019 By Bryan Cohen


Puget Sound Once Teemed with Herring. Can the Industry Be Revived?

The little fish are central to Scandinavian, Native, and Jewish cuisine, and their decline is part of an ecosystem breakdown.

10/31/2018 By Naomi Tomky


This Summer, Hit the Road in a Peace Van

And don't forget to Instagram it.

03/21/2018 By Haley Shapley


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


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


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


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


Jewish Values Inspire Cliff Mass to Work for Good — and Stir Up a Little Controversy

The iconic weatherman is drawn to projects that make the world a better place.

02/14/2018 By Sydney Parker


Understanding Life and Death Through Salmon

A newcomer to Seattle comes to terms with her father and Judaism through nature.

09/12/2017 By Adrienne Ross Scanlan

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


Four Jewish Women Venture into Physical and Spiritual Uncharted Territory

Profound Jewish journeys, from Mississippi to Madagascar

02/10/2017 By Naomi Tomky, Rita Golden Gelman, Pam Mandel, and Nelly Rabinowitz


Journeys to the Unexpected

Four Jewish women venture into uncharted territory — both physical and personal.

02/09/2017 By Naomi Tomky, Rita Golden Gelman, Pam Mandel, and Nelly Rabinowitz


In East Jerusalem and West Jerusalem, Food Brings Us Together

Two meals, so different yet so much the same

02/09/2017 By Naomi Tomky


In Indonesia, Singing Bridges a Cultural Divide

When words fail us, there is music.

02/09/2017 By Rita Golden Gelman