Looking Back, Looking Forward: 2021 in Review

Looking Back, Looking Forward: 2021 in Review

We are astounded by the generosity, resilience, and selflessness we witnessed this past year.

Socialization for Survivors:  The Importance of Human Connection

Socialization for Survivors: The Importance of Human Connection

On January 27, the world memorialized both the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and Holocaust Remembrance Day. As we honor the countless lives lost to senseless hate and intolerance, it is also a time of celebrating survivors and the lives they’ve built despite unimaginable trauma. For many survivors of trauma, turning inwards is…

Celebrating New Americans on the Fourth of July

Celebrating New Americans on the Fourth of July

On the Fourth of July, JFS friends, board members, and staff gathered to welcome and celebrate over 500 new American citizens at a naturalization ceremony at Seattle Center. It’s become an annual JFS tradition.This year was extra special as two former clients of the JFS Refugee and Immigrant Services program became citizens. JFS Board Member…

More Than Sports, It’s Building Community

More Than Sports, It’s Building Community

The crack of the bat echoes through Safeco Field (now T-Mobile Park) as Dee ‘Flash’ Gordon takes off to first base. From not far behind the catcher, a small group shares cheers of excitement and sighs of disappointment throughout the game. This small group at the Seattle Mariners home game includes staff and clients of…

Living Our Own Lives: Leaving Russia as a Jewish Family

Living Our Own Lives: Leaving Russia as a Jewish Family

JFS has a contract to continue resettlement work with HIAS during the Federal Fiscal Year 2019, and we are increasing economic, social and civic integration services to our newest neighbors. Tiny, children’s shoes are side-by-side between the front door and garage. A small red and yellow circus tent, big enough for a toddler or two,…

A Food Pantry for Student Veterans

A Food Pantry for Student Veterans

Ever wonder who turns to the Polack Food Bank to help put food on the table? Take a minute and draw that mental picture in your mind. Now, meet Tiffany. She’s a 33-year-old single mother of three who served two Army tours of duty — one in Iraq’s Diyala Province in 2010, the other in…

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