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Mission Statement

Our Mission

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle works to ensure a vibrant Jewish community that is connected locally, in Israel and worldwide.

  • We connect people to Jewish opportunities and Jewish giving.
  • We bring the community together to celebrate strengths and plan for the future.
  • We raise funds for a wide array of vital needs in the Jewish community.


Building a Jewish Future

The Jewish Federation facilitates tikkun olam, repairing the world. We connect the greater Seattle community to Israel and the global Jewish people. We help those in need in our community and beyond, in part through advocacy in Olympia and Washington, DC. With our strong commitment to building a vibrant Jewish future, our Jewish Education Center trains teachers, offers engaging Jewish programs and offers scholarships.

Meeting Community Needs

Each year, the Jewish Federation raises and distributes more than $6 million through its Community Campaign and another $5 million through its endowment. These funds help feed the hungry, care for the sick and aged, build Jewish identity, promote arts and culture, educate and advocate--locally, in Israel and worldwide. By focusing on the big picture, we create partnerships and bring the broader community together to address key issues and target resources effectively.

Keeping You Connected

We offer multiple ways for you to connect to Jewish life and resources--in person, online and in print. In addition to events and community celebrations, volunteer opportunities and special interest groups, we sponsor programs about and travel to Israel, we own the region's only Jewish newspaper, JTNews, and our website hosts a community calendar called PlanitJewish.

Connecting Jewish Lives. Strengthening Communities.



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