Tag Archive: Seattle

IDF Vets Respond to Accusations Made At Temple Beth Am

IDF Soldiers Lambasted at Seattle’s Temple Beth Am.

New Israel Fund and Temple Beth Am Bring Breaking the Silence and Discord to Seattle Jewish Community

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

AKIM: Providing Pride & Dignity for Israelis with Special Needs.

Barri Rind is used to fighting for a cause when the cause is right. Born in Jerusalem, she has resided in the Seattle area for the past 36 years. A mother of three… Continue reading

Too many beautiful faces. Thoughts on Yom Hazikaron.

Seattle native Leah Jacobson along with husband Jon and daughters Carol, Shana, Dahlia and Yonit made Aliyah in 2011. Leah was to have recorded a message to be broadcast at the Seattle Jewish community Yom… Continue reading

Salaita Comments Meet State Dept. Standard for Anti-Semitsm

As reported on The Mike Report earlier this month, the University of Washington branch of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and a slew of other campus groups have invited controversial academic Steven Salaita for… Continue reading

Israeli Wines Banned From JVP Israel Bashing Seder

Jews the world over will soon be celebrating Passover, the Jewish Holiday of liberation. For most, Passover is a joyous celebration where friends and family gather to recount the miraculous events leading the Israelites… Continue reading

Outrage as UW Sponsors Anti-Israel Speaker

Palestine and the Public Sphere, the controversial initiative of the University of Washington’s Simpson Center for the Humanities, proclaims as its purpose – “to create possibilities for more sustained, open, and critical exchange” on the… Continue reading

Seattle’s JTNews to Shut Down

FEDERATION MAKES SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT In separate statements issued today the JTNews and their parent organization, the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle announced the imminent demise of the ninety years old journal. The JTNews… Continue reading

Three Generations Search for their Sephardic Roots in the Deep South

It is December 24th, one of the busiest travel days of the year. In the snaking line at SeaTac airport, the ticket counter barely visible in the distance, stands three generations of the… Continue reading

Jewish Federation Promotes Boycott Supporting Anti-Israel Hate Group in JTNews

SHOULD SEATTLE’S JEWISH FEDERATION PROMOTE AN ANTI-ISRAEL HATE GROUP? As the nation reeled in the wake of the Ferguson Grand Jury decision and angry protests erupted in many urban centers, one organization chose to… Continue reading

J STREET ENDORSES UN ACTION AGAINST ISRAEL

DISCOURAGES OBAMA FROM WIELDING VETO Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strongly rejected Palestinian efforts to force through a UN resolution calling for Israeli retreat from Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem, seeing it as a means of… Continue reading

Jerusalem Professor Shocked By Visit To Seattle Synagogue

Professor Ira Sharkansky looked forward to celebrating his grandson’s Bar Mitzvah in Seattle while taking a break from the drama that is part of daily life in Israel; instead he found himself confronting a… Continue reading

Revered But Weathered Synagogue Building To Be Retired

AFTER A HALF CENTURY OF CONTINUOUS USE, THE “TEMPORARY” YAVNEH BUILDING WILL BE REPLACED WITH A STATE OF THE ART YOUTH CENTER. Bikur Cholim-Machzikay Hadath (BCMH), Seattle’s oldest congregation has experienced many changes… Continue reading

Producer Of New Film Speaks With TMR On The State Of The Jewish Nation

BODY AND SOUL: THE STATE OF THE JEWISH NATION TO HAVE SEATTLE PREMIERE The headlines and photographs are hard to digest, Jews murdered in their prayer shawls, swastikas unashamedly held aloft in downtown… Continue reading

And Now They Blame Ferguson On The Jews

This is one of those rare occasions when The Mike Report is speechless. These photos were taken in downtown Seattle earlier this evening in the wake of the Ferguson grand jury verdict. Upset… Continue reading

J Street Challenge returns for encore showing

The most controversial pro-Israel film ever to come to Seattle returns for premiere screening this Tuesday in Bellevue. Featuring some of the greatest minds in the Jewish world, The J Street Challenge offers… Continue reading

Stop Using the “P” Word

While many people know a lot about my Saba Joe Russak’s history in Seattle, considering he was born here, they don’t know a lot about my Savtah Adina Russak. In fact, her personal… Continue reading

Local Israelis Talk About Seattle, Israel and The J Street Challenge

URGE SCREENING OF CONTROVERSIAL FILM IN BELLEVUE. “The Gaza war was a real eye opener for us” Galit Eliahoo told The Mike Report. Galit and her husband Elad are postdoctoral students from  the… Continue reading

Two Seattle Fans Confront NBA Commish on Sonics Betrayal

THEY WANTED AN APOLOGY, THEY WANTED ANSWERS, THEY GOT A  PHOTO In the annals of history there are a few acts of betrayal so egregious, so consequential that they still reverberate to this… Continue reading

Despite Opposition, Pro-Israel Film Premieres in Seattle To Large Crowd

Amidst a flurry of excitement and controversy rarely seen surrounding a pro-Israel film, The J Street Challenge had its Seattle premiere this past Wednesday evening at Congregation Ezra Bessaroth. While plans to screen the film,… Continue reading