Overcoming the Isolation of Domestic Violence

Overcoming the Isolation of Domestic Violence

The isolation of domestic violence is a factor during an abusive relationship, and even sometimes after it ends. We asked Cynthia Gamel, an Advocate with Project DVORA, to help us understand isolation as a tactic of control. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE WAYS AN ABUSER MAY ISOLATE THEIR PARTNER? There are different tactics, but it all…

Fan Community Is a Win for All

Fan Community Is a Win for All

In Seattle, there’s a distinctive fan community that enjoys following the local teams – Seahawks, Mariners, Sounders or Storm. Many of us get very excited about attending these professional sporting events. We thrive in the arena because we can be social and inclusive with our friends, and we try to make the experience as memorable…

The Power of Habit

The Power of Habit

Rabbi Tanhum’s family was known for a specific praiseworthy habit. When his mother went to the market to buy food, she would buy two pounds of meat – one for her family and one for the poor. Rabbi Tanhum himself was known for the same predictable behavior: “If he was accustomed to buy a pound…

Teen Ties Together Friends and Philanthropy

Teen Ties Together Friends and Philanthropy

Paige Fisher knotted together edges of fleece blankets for refugee children in March as she listened to music, ate pizza and hung out with friends. Not long after, the teens volunteered to make pillows in a similar style at the Stroum Jewish Community Center’s (SJCC) Purim Carnival. Both philanthropy projects — blankets for child refugees…

Community-Food Bank Partnerships

Community-Food Bank Partnerships

Did you know that approximately 20 percent of the items found in the Polack Food Bank come from community-food bank partnerships? These donations from local businesses are specialty products. They are considered non-necessity items and would not make the Food Bank budget. But they are extremely important to the individuals and families who rely on…

Give 2, Provide 10 for the JFS Food Drive

Give 2, Provide 10 for the JFS Food Drive

JFS has some unconventional math for this year’s Food Drive. And it’s 1 + 1 = 10. Because each month, two bags of food equal about 10 meals for every household that visits the Polack Food Bank. That’s why this year, JFS is asking participants to Give 2. If you are able, please consider donating…

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