Responding to community concerns following a TMR exposé, organizers of Seattle Limmud have reconsidered restrictions they had placed on pro-Israel presentations at their two day educational seminar. Limmud announced in a Facebook post last… Continue reading
An innocuous holiday display at Bellevue Square elicited cries of ‘bah humbug!’. One of the dozens of cheery posters highlighting holiday traditions of various countries around the world earned the ire of “Friends… Continue reading
Limmud is an international phenomenon, the festival of Jewish learning being embraced by dozens of Jewish communities worldwide from Moscow to Mexico. In most cities the Limmud festival has been met with enthusiasm,… Continue reading
Has the UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies joined the academic anti-Israel pile on?
Seattle’s Kadima Congregation hosts discredited anti-Zionist speaker. Under the leadership of Rabbi David Basior, Seattle’s Kadima congregation has expanded their Israel related programming with a vengeance. Using lofty catchwords like “sharing our truths”, “openness” and “compassionate-listening”, the… Continue reading
New Israel Fund Regional Council Member Takes Leadership Role in Seattle Jewish Federation. In June of 2015 Seattle was embroiled in controversy as New Israel Fund (NIF) brought a speaker from the anti-Israel… Continue reading
Jewish community appalled as J Street brings PLO official to Seattle.
TEMPLE DE HIRSCH HOSTS ACTIVIST WHO COMPARES ISRAEL TO JIM CROW SOUTH HILLEL UW-JCONNECT PROMOTES “INTIMATE CONVERSATION” WITH CONTROVERSIAL ISRAEL CRITIC AND “YOUNG ADULTS” The relentless efforts of groups like New Israel Fund and… Continue reading
With his ready smile and gentle demeanor Rabbi David Basior’s disarming persona has earned him a loyal following as spiritual leader of the Kadima Reconstructionist Community of Seattle, WA. This past Shavuot the… Continue reading
What should have been a day of unity for Vancouver BC’s Jewish community has become a day of controversy.
A gathering of about fifty anti-Israel activists assembled on a blustery summer afternoon in Downtown Seattle’s Westlake Park this past Friday to condemn Israel as part of the Al Quds Day observances, the annual day dedicated… Continue reading
IDF Soldiers Lambasted at Seattle’s Temple Beth Am.
Seattle polite, that is the term used to describe the sometimes over the top courtesy in which we Seattlites specialize. Have you ever been paralyzed at a four-way stop as each Emerald City… Continue reading
A civil war is taking place on campuses across the US, the battle is for nothing less than the hearts and minds of the next generation of Jewish leaders. Since Israel’s founding, a key component of… Continue reading
The Anti-Defamation League today condemned J Street for what it called an “inflammatory and repugnant” campaign against the Israeli Prime Minister. Responding to J Street’s current full on, public assault against the Israeli government and its Prime Minister, the… Continue reading
Ed Mast, wearing his trademark red baseball cap stood at the curbside in front of Seattle’s Terminal 18 this past Monday as a long stream of huge semi-trucks rumbled slowly by. Screaming into his… Continue reading
What happens when your Jewish Federation leadership, your rabbi, even the head of your college student’s Jewish studies program collude with Israel’s harshest critics?
From the arrival of the first Jewish pioneers in this once remote corner of the continent, Seattle has been more so than not, a paragon of communal unity. Whether Reform, Orthodox, unaffiliated, Conservative, Ashkenazic or… Continue reading
SEATTLE RABBI SHARES THOUGHTS ON JVP TASHLICH CEREMONY This past week Jews the world over performed Tashlich , an ancient ritual where members of the Jewish faith gather alongside a body of water,… Continue reading
Your child is sitting in his High School classroom, the instructor explains that this week they will be focusing on the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Soon your child will be told that… Continue reading