Washington State Affordable Housing Legislation

Washington State Affordable Housing Legislation

Washington state affordable housing legislation was the focus for JFS Lobby Day in Olympia on January 31. Seventeen staff, Board Members and volunteers had 19 meetings with representatives and senators to discuss three measures critical to maintaining and increasing affordable housing options. JFS serves such a wide range of individuals and families, including, domestic violence…

125 Years: A Milestone of Significance

125 Years: A Milestone of Significance

“As in the rest of America…growth and success did not extend to all in Seattle.” This passage from Carolee Danz’s history of JFS isn’t a contemporary reference. It’s the description of Seattle, circa 1892, the year the women of this Jewish community first organized to collect and distribute aid to the most vulnerable. Those acts…

Refugee Restrictions Largely Blocked by Judge’s Ruling

Refugee Restrictions Largely Blocked by Judge’s Ruling

We are gratified by U.S. District Judge James Robart’s ruling in the Jewish Family Service v. Trump and ACLU of Washington v. Trump cases, issued on December 23. Judge Robart’s order largely blocked implementation of the Trump administration’s most recent refugee restrictions, which suspended the admission of refugees from 11 countries, nine of which are…

JFS in Court on Behalf of Refugee Clients

JFS in Court on Behalf of Refugee Clients

JFS and its lawyers were in federal court Thursday, December 21, arguing on behalf of refugee clients and our ability to serve them now and in the future. U.S. District Court Judge James Robart heard arguments in response to two different challenges related to the Trump administration’s latest attempt to ban refugees. JFS v. Trump…

Placing Our Hearts

Placing Our Hearts

We are living in an era when attention spans are assumed to be 140 characters or less — two bits as my dad would say. That’s how much we are willing to “pay” for our attention. In Hebrew, “pay attention” is literally translated as, “place your heart.” Placing our hearts requires effort. It requires us…

Awareness Into Action

Awareness Into Action

The convergence in September of the High Holidays and Hunger Action Month is one reason JFS holds its  Community-Wide Food Drive in the fall. The response to the annual Food Drive is wonderful, and the donations help us address food insecurity in our community. But many people don’t realize the tons of food collected each…

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