A November Message From Our CEO

A November Message From Our CEO

Dear Friends, Our son Nativ turned 18 the other day. He was nine months old when we moved back to Seattle after I graduated from Rabbinic school. Nine years old when I started at JFS. I have a distinct memory of teaching him how to ride a bike. I was running beside him down our…

A Message From Our Acting CEO

A Message From Our Acting CEO

Sharing that I work at JFS has led to unexpected and wonderful conversations with strangers and friends alike about their own connections to Judaism.

Echoes From the Canyon: A Message From Our CEO

Echoes From the Canyon: A Message From Our CEO

I am more convinced than ever for the need to create more space for reflection and conversation—to understand the lived experiences that mold opinions.

Remembering Their Stories: A Passover Message From Our CEO

Remembering Their Stories: A Passover Message From Our CEO

Let’s work to free others of the bondage of their seclusion, the hunger of their loneliness and the exile of their isolation.

Our Very Imperfect Union

Our Very Imperfect Union

I pray that we will not fall back into complacency and that we will all feel called to work together to perfect our very imperfect Union.  

Healing Our Fractures: An Election Message From Our CEO

Healing Our Fractures: An Election Message From Our CEO

The act of service isn’t just a noun that we receive; it is also a verb—an action that we are called to do.

A Sukkot message from our CEO.

A Sukkot message from our CEO.

What Yom Kippur is to the spirit, Sukkot is to the body.

A Rosh Hashanah message from our CEO.

A Rosh Hashanah message from our CEO.

During this period, our tradition teaches, we must reach out to “clean up” our relationships and seek reconciliation.

A Heart of Many Rooms.

A Heart of Many Rooms.

The Talmud—the 1,500-year-old proverbial scrapbook of Jewish legend, law and rabbinic debate—has something profound to teach us today.

The Price of Freedom.

The Price of Freedom.

As much as we may want to believe it has been achieved, it is clear our freedom is still a work in progress and isn’t evenly distributed among all citizens. 

Weathering the ‘New Normal’ Together

Weathering the ‘New Normal’ Together

An update on COVID-19 from our CEO, Rabbi Will Berkovitz (March 18, 2020).

How JFS is Responding to COVID-19

How JFS is Responding to COVID-19

A COVID-19 update from our CEO, Rabbi Will Berkovitz (March 6, 2020).

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