Letters of Intent Submitted for over $15,000,000 in Funding
This year, the Jewish Federation asked our community to think creatively and cooperatively to build
and deliver programs that will help our community thrive.
On November 11, over 200 programs and projects were submitted for initial consideration, from 65
organizations in the greater Seattle area and around the world, representing requests for over $15,000,000
"We are gratified that so many organizations turn to the Federation as a central point for community
support," said Richard Fruchter, President & CEO. "Our dedicated volunteer teams will
be working hard to evaluate each proposal over the next several months. Our community's generous
support of the 2012 Community Campaign will enable the Federation to make grants that will have
Sunday Was Truly Super
70 enthusiastic volunteers gathered at the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Sunday, November 13
for the annual community-wide phone-a-thon, Super Sunday. Calls were made to community members with
an opportunity to support the Federation as we raise funds for Jewish organizations both locally
and across the globe. This year, Super Sunday raised nearly $120,000.
This was the first year donors
were able to designate their gift to a specific community impact area or priority, and the response
was positive. "We appreciate the new direction of the Federation" and "That's great
-- I have wanted to be able to designate my gift for a long time, to be sure my dollars are used
an area I care about," were common reactions.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle's Israel
Teen Scholarship Program wants you to Discover Israel! Hear about several Seattle teens' experiences
while on Israel peer programs in our newly
released video. You'll also hear from
a local rabbi, community Shaliach and an Israel Scholarship Committee member who share their points
of view on the experience. And don't forget to "like" our new page on Facebook, Jewish
Federation of Greater Seattle: Center for Israel or follow us on Twitter, JFGS_Israel!
Society Offers Dynamic CLE
On December 12 at 12:00-1:30pm, the Cardozo Society of Washington State will be presenting a 1.5
credit CLE by Professor Geoffrey S. Corn on the topic of Understanding the Legal Foundation for
the US & Israeli
Counter-Terrorism Efforts. The CLE will be located at Riddell Williams in Downtown Seattle.
Professor Corn will explain the operational significance of the US and Israeli invocation of the
law of armed conflict to respond to the threat of transnational terrorism, and why this invocation
remains controversial. The presentation will also explain the fundamental differences between the
criminal and wartime models for responding to national security threats, and why a proper understanding
of these differences is essential to any legitimate critique of counter-terrorism efforts.
more or Register
Chivo Joins Federation as VP, Center for Jewish Philanthropy
are pleased to announce the addition of David Chivo as Vice President for the Center for Jewish Philanthropy. David
joins the Federation with nearly 20 years of Jewish fundraising service in the Boston area. He brings us a unique combination
of dedication to the Jewish community and successful experience in developing and implementing effective philanthropy
programs. David is a native of Vancouver, B.C.
Please help us welcome David back to the Northwest.
Educators Strengthen Expertise in Building Relationships
Jewish educators from around Seattle came together to increase
their ability to form meaningful relationships within the community they serve. The professional development
session, entitled "The Quality of Relationships," had more than 70 teachers brainstorming
ways to improve their daily interactions with colleagues, families and, most importantly, children.
Education Services sponsored the session, which was held at the Stroum JCC on November 7. It was facilitated
by Diana Ganger, award-winning educational consultant.
Ganger emphasized identifying the qualities that are valued in personal
relationships in order to create more fruitful professional relationships. "Practice begins at
home," she said. "You have to be in a relationship with yourself and know what that looks
like so that you can build relationships with others."
legendary bash is back and better than ever! Join Jconnect and Young Adult Division of the Jewish Federation for the
biggest Jewish party you'll find on Christmas Eve. We're taking over The Baltic Room with awesome DJs and drinks all
December 24, 2011
Baltic Room on Capitol Hill
$15 in advance, $20 week of, $25 at the door
more or Buy Tickets >
It's Not Too Early To Start Your Holiday Shopping
Do you have trouble choosing the perfect gift for
someone who has everything?
This year, you can make
your holiday giving truly meaningful. Give the gift of Impact. Consider making a gift to
the 2012 Community Campaign, making the gift in their
name, and designating it to a specific community Impact Area or Priority that means the most to them.
To make your gift, simply visit our website. We'll send a card acknowledging your gift.
Mark Your Calendar!
Connections 2012 Women's Philanthropy Brunch
The Power of Passion
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Guest Speaker Iris Krasnow
Best-selling author of I am My Mother's Daughter & The Secret
Lives of Wives.
Featured on CBS Morning Show, The Today Show and Oprah.
REGISTER ONLINE TODAY
or by calling 206-443-5400
$65 Guest ~ $180 Friend of Iris
Kim Fisher and Andrea Lott
Sit with your friends.... Be a Table Captain. Email MichelleS@JewishInSeattle.org.
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