JFS Soccer Team Brings Refugees Together

JFS Soccer Team Brings Refugees Together

Editor’s note: This story was originally published by HIAS. “Anyone can play, our demographic is very diverse,” Ta Kwe Say proudly tells HIAS.org. “We have players from Congo, players from Vietnam, a player from Somalia, a player from Iraq and Iran. We have players from Burma, and even different ethnic groups from within Burma like…

Family Matters Campaign Update

Family Matters Campaign Update

The Family Matters Campaign was planned, in part, to support construction of our current facility. After Family Matters kicked off in 2006, and with the support of our donors, JFS weathered the Great Recession of 2008 and expanded its services to meet the growing needs of our community. Now, we are so pleased to announce…

Hope Is a Verb

Hope Is a Verb

There is no word for history in the Jewish tradition. The word we have is memory. My family’s memories and our story have been on my mind a great deal since my father died back in January. “I guess I made it 90 years and four months,” he said the week before he passed. Occasionally…

Friendly Visitor Is a Slice of Companionship

Friendly Visitor Is a Slice of Companionship

Learn more about volunteering. Seattle is beautiful and booming, but it can also feel unwelcoming, as the tired cliché “the Seattle Freeze” attests. Like so many people, I migrated here for a new job, new life and renewal. I was met with great disappointment and unfortunate circumstances, even in the Jewish community where I longed…

Dignity is the Heart of Project Kavod

Dignity is the Heart of Project Kavod

Dignity is foundational to how JFS provides its services. Honoring the dignity, or kavod, of each individual is also at the heart of the opportunities educator Beth Huppin provides as Director of Project Kavod/Dignity at Jewish Family Service. “Project Kavod is really about helping people connect not only to the what of JFS but also…

Caring and Service for 125 Years

Caring and Service for 125 Years

Caring and service are the consistent qualities the community has shown through the 125 years of history at Jewish Family Service

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