Teen Israel Scholarship Applications Due Today
The third round of 2012 teen Israel scholarship applications are due today, April 19, 2012. This is the last application deadline for summer trips as applications must be submitted at least three months prior to the teen's date of departure. Israel scholarships through the Jewish Federation are needs-based, but a wide variety of criteria is considered when reviewing each application.
To be eligible for an Israel Teen Scholarship, teens must be a permanent resident of Washington State, participate in an Israel program from the summer after ninth grade through high school graduation, select an Israel program that is an education youth/peer program and seek additional sources of scholarship funding. The next deadline is July 25, 2012.
Click here for more information and to download a copy of the application.
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!
Seattle Foundation Matching Gifts on May 2
This year, the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is participating in the Seattle Foundation's Give BIG Campaign. On Wednesday, May 2, 2012, if you make an online donation to the Jewish Federation through the Seattle Foundation's website, the Seattle Foundation will match a percentage of your donation.
This is a great opportunity for you to make your 2012 Campaign gift and have an even bigger impact on your Jewish community. By giving to the Jewish Federation, you provide support for the entire Seattle Jewish community and help it grow and move forward in a positive direction. All you have to do make your online donation on Wednesday, May 2 to start making a big difference. Follow us on Facebook to stay apprised.
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Cardozo Society Events: L'Dor V'Dor Reception &
CLE: Bankrupting Terrorism One Lawsuit at a Time
The Cardozo Society of Washington State, the legal professionals' affinity group of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, will honor Justice Bobbe Bridge and Judge Anthony Wartnik at its annual L'Dor V'Dor Reception at the Swedish Cultural Center on Thursday, May 31, 2012.
Justice Bridge and Judge Wartnik share a passionate history of advocacy for children and youth engaged in the criminal justice and child welfare systems. As colleagues on the King County Superior Court, they worked to establish the Unified Family Court to help King County work effectively with families in crisis.
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CLE: Bankrupting Terrorism One Lawsuit at a Time
The Cardozo Society of Washington State is proud to co-sponsor this upcoming CLE: Bankrupting Terrorism One Lawsuit at a Time: (Pur)Suing Terrorists, Terrorist States and their Funders in National Courts Around the World. Come hear Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, founder of Shurat HaDin, an Israel-based civil rights center that brings legal action on behalf of the victims of terrorism. This seminar on May 1, 2012, at12:30pm provides 1.5 CLE credits (pending) and is open to the public.
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Iantha Sidell to Receive Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award at International Lion of Judah Conference
Local philanthropist Iantha Sidell will be this year's recipient of the Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award at the International Lion of Judah conference in New York City this fall. This award is presented to women who exemplify the spirit of the Lion of Judah.
Iantha began her tenure at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle in 1994. Her leadership and unwavering commitment to her community is an inspiration to us all. Iantha whole heartedly embodies the spirit and vision of the Lion of Judah through tzedakah and tikkun olam. She sets a standard for other community members to follow. We invite the Lion of Judah women in our Community to join Iantha in New York this September where she will receive this well-deserved award.
For more information, please contact Michelle Shriki at 206-774-2226 or MichelleS@JewishInSeattle.org.
Yom HaZikaron & Yom Hashoah
On Sunday, April 22, at 5pm, Yom HaZikaron will be observed at the Stroum Jewish Community Center. Yom HaZikaron, Israel's Day of Remembrance, commemorates those soldiers who have fallen for the State of Israel. All are welcome to join for the ceremony. Ceremony will be performed in Hebrew.
On that Sunday, you may also want to attend Yom Hashoah, known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, will be commemorated starting at 1pm with laying of stones and reflections at the Holocaust Memorial at the front of the SJCC building. Participants are then encouraged to move across the street to Herzl-Ner Tamid for author Fern Schumer Chapman, whose book "Motherland - Beyond the Holocaust: A Mother-Daughter Journey to Reclaim the Past" was featured on the "Oprah Winfrey Show."
Celebrate with Heroes Shabbat Dinner
In partnership with Hope for Heroism and Herzl-Ner Tamid, we
invite you to a very special Shabbat Dinner honoring our visiting injured Israeli soldiers on Friday, May 18. Enjoy Shabbat services and cuisine, plenty of l'chayims and the soldiers' stories that are sure to amaze and inspire all of us.
Shabbat Dinner will begin 7:00pm at Herzl-Ner Tamid. Optional service at 6pm. Cost is $25 for adults, $14 for children 4-12. RSVP online or contact Corey at 206-691-5096 for more information.
Save the Date!
Annual Meeting 2012
June 21, 2012 5:30 - 8:00pm
Seattle Art Museum at Volunteer Park
Join us for our 2012 Annual Meeting where we will present this year's recipients of the Jack J. & Charlotte Spitzer Young Leadership Award, Board Chair's Award for Outstanding Service and the Pamela Waechter Jewish Communal Professional Award. This meeting is where we recognize and thank all of our volunteers for keeping our organization moving forward.
• Yom HaZikaron Ceremony
April 22, 2012 5:00pm
• Cardozo CLE: Bankrupting Terrorism One Lawsuit at a Time
May 1, 2012 12:30pm
• Israeli Soldiers Shabbat Dinner
May 18, 2012 6:00pm
• Cardozo Society L'Dor V'Dor
May 31, 2012 6:00pm
Upcoming PJ Library Storytimes
• PJ Library Storytime at Kol HaNeshamah
April 21, 2012 9:30am
May 5, 2012 9:30am
• PJ Library Storytime at Mockingbird Books
April 25, 2012 11:00am
May 9, 2012 11:00am
• PJ Library Storytime at JDS
May 7, 2012 9:00am
• PJ Library Storytime at SJCS
May 11, 2012 10:30am
• PJ Library Storytime at TBT
May 12, 2012 4:00pm
Summer Host Families Needed!
Three Israeli counselors will be visiting to work with our Jewish youth at the Stroum Jewish Community Center this summer through the TIPS Partnership. We are looking for several families to host our three female counselors for a 3-6 week period from July to August.
If you have an 18 or 19-year-old child at home this summer, hosting an Israeli counselor presents a wonderful chance for your child to show off Jewish American hospitality and make a new friend. This is a great opportunity to have a taste of Israel in your home!
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Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies: Emerging Patterns of Jewish Identity
The 37th Annual Samuel & Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies will take place on April 23 and 25 featuring Dr. Steven M. Cohen. It is free to attend. RSVP online.
Dr. Cohen, a sociologist of American Jewry, is Research Professor of Jewish Social Policy at HUC-JIR, and Director of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU Wagner. He will speak on the topics of Jews in the Borderland: The Complicated Fluid, and Episodic Nature of Jewish Identity (for some) Today on April 23 and Devotion, Distancing, and Disloyalty: The Diversity and Complexity of American Jews' Relationship with Israel Today on April 25.
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