Meet Shaida Hossein, Behavioral Health Education & Training Manager

Meet Shaida Hossein, Behavioral Health Education & Training Manager

Meet Shaida Hossein, Behavioral Health Education & Training Manager at JFS!

Purim Lessons During Challenging Times

Purim Lessons During Challenging Times

What can we learn from the story of Purim that can help us navigate this evolving time? Beth Huppin, Director of Project Kavod/Dignity at JFS, takes inspiration from the tale of Esther and how it relates to the work we do at JFS.

HIAS Refugee Shabbat 5780-2020

HIAS Refugee Shabbat 5780-2020

HIAS Refugee Shabbat 5780, which will take place on March 20-21, 2020, is a moment for congregations, organizations, and individuals around the country to dedicate a Shabbat experience to refugees and asylum seekers. This special Shabbat has even gone international with communities in Canada, Europe, and around the world taking part. In observance of this…

JFS Welcomes New Teen & Young Adult Counselor

JFS Welcomes New Teen & Young Adult Counselor

Dr. Lena Neufeld has worked with children, teens and young adults for the past 10 years, everywhere from the rural Oregon desert to the maple trees of Vermont. Now, Lena is Jewish Family Service’s new Teen and Young Adult Therapist in Seattle—and the first counselor brought on as part of our new Teen & Young…

Raise Your Voice

Raise Your Voice

The following is a letter signed by over 55 Seattle-area Jewish leaders and local and statewide elected officials in response to the recent attack against a Jewish community in Monsey, New York on December 28, 2019. JFS joins all of the signers in asking you to stand up, speak out, and be counted. Raise your…

Volunteers Needed for Chanukah Tzedakah!

Volunteers Needed for Chanukah Tzedakah!

With Chanukah right around the corner, it’s almost time for our annual JFS Chanukah Tzedakah Program! The program pairs clients who may need access to gifts for Chanukah with people in the community who can provide those gifts. These donations will be dropped off at JFS by donors between December 9-11 and clients will be…

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