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Published by Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, 2019-12-19 18:15:48

Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle 2019 Annual Report

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2019 ANNUAL REPORT



Ou r Vi sion

A vibrant, thriving Jewish community today and tomorrow.

Ou r Mission

The Federation leads a strong Jewish Puget Sound by serving
as a community voice, strengthening connections to Israel and
World Jewry, and making investments in Jewish life, for today
and the next generation.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

3 | Mission & Vision 12 | Community Services

5 | Letter from Our Leadership • Advocacy
• Community Outreach to Combat Hate
6 | Investments in Jewish Life: • Fighting Antisemitism
On-ramps to Jewish Life • Jewish Community Lobby Day
• Jewish in Seattle Magazine
• The Cardozo Society • Legislative Seder
• Jewish Day Schools Tuition Assistance • SAFE Washington
• Jewish Overnight Summer Camp Scholarships & Incentive Grants
• PAVE 14 | Community Services:
• PJ Library® & PJ Our Way™ Endowment
• Reset & Refresh • LIFE & LEGACY®

8 | Investments in Jewish Life: • Seattle Jewish Community Endowment Fund
• Special Initiatives Fund Grants
Leadership Development • Ignition Grants
• Advanced Leadership Development Program (ALDP) • Small Agency Sustainability Grants
• Women’s Endowment Fund Grants
• Seattle NowGen Giving Circle
• Spitzer Young Leadership Award Community Network
16 | Endowment Honor Roll
10 | Israel & World Jewry 18 | Financials
• Honeymoon Israel
• Shinshinim | Israeli Emissaries 20 | Legacy Society Donors
• Civil Discourse on Israel Speaker Series
• Teen Israel Leadership Institute (TILI) 21 | Our Generous 2019 Donors
• Teen Israel Scholarships
• Your Impact Overseas 30 | 2019 Board, Committees, & Staff

This report reflects your impact in Fiscal Year 2019 (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019).

A Letter From Ou r Leadership

2019 was a year of major impact in the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle’s ongoing mission to build a vibrant, thriving community and
ensure Jewish continuity, for today and tomorrow.
On any given day in 2019, our inboxes and calendars were full, sometimes with issues that required strength and fortitude, such as
combatting increasing antisemitism and strengthening our community’s security through multi-pronged strategies. And others that were
heartwarming and joyous like bringing more people to Jewish life through imaginative initiatives and tried-and-true programs that foster
deep engagement and strengthening our connections with Israel and World Jewry through the best way possible through immersive learning
and people-to-people connections.
Inside this Annual Report, you will read heartening stories of how all this work made a difference for community and changed lives. This work
was YOUR work. YOU changed lives. YOU helped young couples and families to create community and explore their Jewish identity together.
YOU made it possible to bring renowned thought leaders on Israel to our community for lively and engaging learning opportunities. YOU
supported critically important community-wide security trainings and effective legislative advocacy to fight antisemitism. YOU did this and for
that we are so grateful.
There are many more examples of the impact that YOU made in the past year. From an enduring foundation of Jewish values and relationships
that lie at the heart of community, all of us, together, are stepping up on priorities that matter. We are adding new energy and fresh thinking
to building a more cohesive community. We are dedicated to making Jewish Puget Sound a magnet – a welcoming and thriving community
where there are many open doors to experiencing all that Jewish life has to offer.
Thank YOU for your generosity, your commitment, and your partnership in community.
From all of us at your Federation,
Thank You!

Nancy B. Greer, President & CEO Sarah Boden, Board Chair

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INVESTMENTS
IN JEWISH LIFE:

On -ra mps to Jewis h Li fe

Moving to a new city can be tough. You’re far from the
place you know and its familiarity. You’re far from family.
You’re far from your network and your established Jewish
community. Moving while pregnant is even tougher. When
Erica and Aaron Friedman welcomed their first son, just
a couple months after moving to Seattle, they yearned
for a Jewish connection.
PJ Library made it possible and easy for them to include
Jewish stories and lessons in Benji’s life right from the
start. When he was 6 months old, they began receiving a
new PJ Library book each month – free of charge through
your Federation. In these books, they found tools to teach
Benji the importance of Jewish values, traditions, and
holidays. They loved seeing him smile with each story.
The books gave them new and fun ways to incorporate
holidays and traditions into their day-to-day life.
Quickly, Erica and Aaron realized that they needed more
for Benji and their family. They sought to build a Jewish
community in Seattle, and Federation, again, made this
possible. Federation staff connected them with other
families in the area, including Federation’s PJ Connector,
Karin Cole, who became a close friend. Now they participate
in PJ Library programming regularly. Erica and Aaron
became fast friends with other parents, and Benji loves
all the activities with other babies. The Friedmans have
grown closer as a family and more connected to the
Jewish community.
These PJ Library moments were fueled by YOUR support
of Federation. YOU gave the Friedmans a space to build
their local family. YOU made Erica, Aaron, and Benji feel
at home in Seattle.

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PJ LIBRARY & PJ OUR WAY Engaging families with children in Jewish life by RESET & REFRESH Giving young adult couples
sending them beautifully illustrated Jewish children’s books free of charge. In an opportunity to create community through
2019, over 2,400 children ages 6 months to 11 years received PJ Library books. shared learning, this program offers a compass
Since program inception in 2009, over 185,000 books have been sent to local to guide their own Jewish journeys. In 2019, six
Jewish families. Expanding the program beyond the home, Song & Story Times couples took part in a six-part series to explore
are creating fun, dynamic, and welcoming experiences for families to connect to Jewish life together – delving into the meaning
their community at storytelling and singing events. In 2019, a total of 223 Song & of Shabbat, enjoying artisanal challah baking,
Story Times were held on weekdays in convenient locations across Seattle. and more.
PAVE Creating Jewish connections for young adults through monthly social
JEWISH OVERNIGHT SUMMER CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS gatherings and co-sponsored special events related to advocacy, holidays,
& INCENTIVE GRANTS Enabling children to take part in and Israel. As part of PAVE programming, PAVE Your Way grants enable young
the key formative Jewish experience of Jewish overnight adults to create do-it-yourself Jewish experiences. Over 60 people attended
summer camp. In 2019, 336 children received need-based Passover seders and other welcoming gatherings that were hosted by
camp scholarships and One Happy Camper incentive grant recipients.
grants for first-time campers, supplying over $285,000
in assistance to our families. Need-based scholarships
are made possible by your Federation, The Samis
Foundation, and generous donors like you.

THE CARDOZO SOCIETY Providing networking and learning opportunities for JEWISH DAY SCHOOLS TUITION ASSISTANCE
Jewish legal professionals and law students. In 2019, 160 community members Lowering barriers for children to receive a Jewish
attended Cardozo events: a timely Continuing Legal Education event on hate education. In 2019, the Federation provided local
speech, a Passover lunch, a networking event, and the annual L’Dor V’Dor Award Jewish day schools with $146,000 to support
gathering, at which University of Washington Law Professor Eric Schnapper student scholarships.
received the award for his service to the legal and Jewish communities.

New in Fiscal Year2020:

BIM BAM BABY! Bringing together PJ Library families with young children to connect with friends and the Jewish community through energetic Saturday Shabbat music
experiences at bring-your-own vegetarian picnics.
FAMILY VOLUNTEERING CHALLENGE A space for PJ Library families to get together monthly for volunteer service and exploring Jewish values. Every Family Volunteering
Challenge gathering has brought dozens of families together and filled up within a week of the registration going live!
JEWISH PARENTING TOGETHER A series all about creating PJ Library family-to-family relationships through the lens of Jewish values. For families with children ages 0-5.

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INVESTMENTS
IN JEWISH LIFE:

Lea ders hi p Developm en t

When Sam Jefferies returned to the Seattle area after
spending 12 years in other parts of the country, he found
himself back home and searching for ways to give back.
As he readjusted to the Pacific Northwest, a friend
recommended that Sam apply to your Federation’s
Advanced Leadership Development Program (ALDP).
From day one, ALDP encouraged Sam to focus on thinking
about issues important to him and Jewish Puget Sound.
He was inspired by community leaders – people already
invested in Jewish life, who step up, and listen as much
as they speak. Most importantly, he discovered a robust
Jewish community that he hadn’t known growing up
in the area.
Because of all that Sam gained from ALDP – from
connecting with community leaders to the relationship
he built with Federation – he decided to pay it forward.
Soon after graduating from ALDP, Sam became more
involved in committee work at Federation and other
Jewish organizations like the American Jewish
Committee (AJC). He’s flexing the skills he learned to
help our community thrive.
Through Federation, YOU helped Sam find his place in our
Jewish community. YOU gave him resources to give back
to Jewish Puget Sound. YOU built a community leader of
whom we can all be proud.

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ADVANCED LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Equipping a diverse group of young adults to explore their own
community leadership and emerge as broader, clearer, more assured,
and ultimately, more effective leaders. The ALDP graduated a
cohort of 13 in 2019.

SEATTLE NOWGEN GIVING CIRCLE Developing young adult Jewish
philanthropic leaders in a grassroots initiative through cohort-based
learning and grantmaking. In 2019, the Circle gave grants totaling
$11,600 to seven local Jewish organizations.

SPITZER YOUNG LEADERSHIP AWARD COMMUNITY NETWORK
Increasing people-to-people connections among recipients of the
Jack J. & Charlotte Spitzer Young Leadership Award, which honors the
best and most active young leaders in our community each year. The
network spans five decades and includes over 80 of our community’s
leaders, some of whom serve as mentors to the Advanced Leadership
Development Program participants.

New in Fiscal Year2020:

National Young Leadership Cabinet Building skills for effective philanthropic leadership among individuals ages
30 to 45, empowering them to make change and grow their potential.
Wexner Heritage Program A rigorous, two-year learning experience, in partnership with the Samis Foundation, for
communal leaders seeking to expand their leadership vision and further develop their discourse and decision-making
skills. Twenty people are learning together in Wexner’s 2019 Seattle cohort.

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ISRAEL &

World Jewry

Connecting to our Jewish community as a young married
couple in Seattle can sometimes feel challenging – even
for local natives like Alex and Annika Kaufman.
Three years into their marriage, the interfaith/mixed-heritage
couple was struggling to find their Jewish network in
Puget Sound. When they heard about Honeymoon Israel,
they realized that it could be the perfect opportunity for
them to fall in love with Israel and make new friends.
The journey did that and more. Not only did they find a
community in their fellow trip participants, Honeymoon
Israel gave Alex and Annika an opportunity to find their
Judaism as a couple – and for Annika, the opportunity
to rediscover her Jewish roots.
Annika was raised in the Christian faith. Her father was
raised without religion because his mother was a Holocaust
survivor who renounced religion. A visit to Yad Vashem,
Israel’s Holocaust museum, was a deeply moving experience
that helped Annika connect with her Jewish heritage. While
she had been to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum,
Yad Vashem was profoundly different. She found herself
immersed in a space that brought to light a dimension
of her own family history.
Back home in Seattle, Alex and Annika now have a local
Jewish community and ideas for building a Jewish life
together – thanks to YOU. Through Federation, YOU gave
them the opportunity to make friends, learn more about
each other, and come back to Seattle ready to lean into
our vibrant Jewish community.

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HONEYMOON ISRAEL Creating communities of couples who are building TEEN ISRAEL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE (TILI)
families with deep and meaningful connections to Jewish life and the Jewish
people. In May of 2019, 20 couples, with at least one Jewish partner and Engaging teens in a dynamic and interactive
early in their committed relationship, traveled on the inaugural Seattle trip learning environment to enhance knowledge
to Israel. This experience built a sense of belonging to each other and of Israel and develop leadership skills. In 2019,
the Jewish community while creating precious lifetime memories. 30 local high school students took part in this
ground-breaking program. As one participant
said, TILI helped her “build a deeper knowledge
and connection to Israel.”

CIVIL DISCOURSE ON ISRAEL SPEAKER SERIES SHINSHINIM | ISRAELI EMISSARIES Sponsoring extended visits by
Sponsoring community lectures by distinguished young Israelis to create people-to-people connections with Israel. Our
thought leaders on contemporary Israel issues. 2019 shinshinim, Noam Rinat and Zohar Roditi, engaged with hundreds
In 2019, a lecture by Ambassador Dennis Ross of community members at schools, congregations, and gatherings.
and a debate between prominent journalists
J.J. Goldberg and Jonathan Tobin drew a combined
attendance of over 330 people.

YOUR IMPACT OVERSEAS Supporting Jewish communities in Israel and TEEN ISRAEL SCHOLARSHIPS Providing
worldwide with a total of $620,018 allocated in 2019, including $42,260 earmarked need-based scholarships enabling teens to
for local Israel engagement programming. You invested in nutritional support, strengthen their Jewish identity through
immigrant assistance, service learning, Jewish camping and Jewish identity life-changing journeys to Israel. In 2019, 24 local
programs, educational support, and help for Jews in danger, directly and teens received Teen Israel Scholarships. Teen
through our international partners Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), Joint Israel Scholarships are made possible by your
Distribution Committee (JDC), Ethiopian National Project (ENP), and other Federation, the Samis Foundation, and
local Israeli organizations. generous donors like you.

New in Fiscal Year2020:

NETIVIM | PATHWAYS Engaging young adults seeking to create a community of informed dialogue around Israel. Eighteen people are taking part in an eight-month
program that will expand their knowledge and understanding of Israel and enable them to build community and guide discussions about Israel.
2020 COMMUNITY TRIP TO ISRAEL “Israeli Food, Wine, & Art: Off the Beaten Path.” A uniquely curated exploration of Israel’s story through the lens of uncommon
experiences and encounters with extraordinary Israeli entrepreneurs and visionaries. Join us!

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COMMUNITY
SERVICES

Linda Clifton knows there is work to be done for our Jewish
community. From fighting the increase in antisemitism
to supporting Jewish organizations, she will tell you
that to get anything done, we must work with our local
and state governments.
Linda is passionate about advocating for Jewish community
causes and is able to do so effectively through Federation.
Your Federation has empowered Linda and hundreds of
citizen advocates like her to make our community’s voice
heard in Olympia, through building coalitions, educating
elected officials about Jewish values and priorities, and
getting legislation passed that changes betters lives.
Federation makes those connections.
“We are effective because our community joins together
to build our legislative agenda, to speak up on our
Lobby Days and through action alerts, to offer testimony
at legislative hearings, and to create ties with public officials
and policy coalitions across the state. We make sure our
Jewish values and perspectives are considered in the
public conversation. It takes a community,” Linda says.
And Federation is spearheading this work.
In 2019 alone: A stronger law against hate crimes in our state.
A visionary law creating best practices for teaching children
about the Holocaust in Washington’s public schools. A law
protecting minority-faith university students who wish to
observe religious holidays without their grades suffering. All
of these bills passed the Washington State Legislature in 2019
and were signed into law because the Jewish Federation of
Greater Seattle was in Olympia fighting for them in coalition
with our numerous community and faith partners.
Through your support of Federation, YOU are fighting
antisemitism. YOU are advocating for our Jewish community
organizations. YOU are making a difference in people’s lives.

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ADVOCACY Working with lawmakers to advocate JEWISH IN SEATTLE MAGAZINE Publishing a bimonthly magazine, in
for legislation that addresses the community’s partnership with SagaCity Media, that tells amazing stories about Jewish
highest-priority needs. In 2019, in coalition with Puget Sound’s people, explores community topics in-depth, and spotlights
other community groups, Federation championed food, arts, and culture. Since publication began in 2015, Jewish in Seattle
bills into laws to strengthen our state’s hate crimes has won eight awards. In 2019, the magazine won four awards: Best Full
law, create best practices for Holocaust and genocide Issue and an Honorable Mention from Folio: magazine, a B2B Media
education, and ensure religious accommodation Maggie Award for Best Feature Article, and a Society of Publication
for minority-faith students in higher education. Designers Gold Medal.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH TO COMBAT HATE Increasing safety for the Jewish
people and other threatened minorities. Leading a community-wide initiative, LEGISLATIVE SEDER Hosting a Passover Seder
in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and American Jewish for Washington State legislators and staff.
Committee (AJC), to ground 20 lay leaders in critical skills and practices that This event featured the ADL, taught about
will help them build effective relationships with other minority communities – antisemitism, and connected Jewish teachings
improving our collective safety. The Federation provides guidance and support and values about Passover to our advocacy.
to these lay leaders, helping them plan events and outreach and navigate Over 60 lawmakers and staff attended the
challenges and roadblocks. 2019 Seder.

JEWISH COMMUNITY LOBBY DAY Bringing citizens SAFE WASHINGTON Providing community security communications
to Olympia to advocate for top Jewish community and training resources to over 100 Jewish organizations statewide. A total
priorities and concerns. In 2019, over 50 community of 454 community members attended four Community-Wide Safety
members made Lobby Day a success by bringing Trainings. Over 120 congregational ushers and greeters graduated from SAFE
voice to our most critical pieces of legislation with security training.
their elected representatives.

FIGHTING ANTISEMITISM Spearheading the fight against rising antisemitism New in Fiscal Year2020:
through legislative advocacy, security initiatives, and strengthening alliances
inside and outside the Jewish community. In 2019, the Federation convened dozens JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL (JCRC) A diverse, broad-based
of Jewish communal organizations to craft a Puget Sound Jewish Community council to improve community cohesion, strengthen interfaith and intergroup
Statement on Antisemitism. Forty-six local Jewish organizations relations, foster civil discourse, and increase thoughtful engagement around Israel
have signed on to this statement, and almost 100 elected and civic leaders have in the non-Jewish community. The JCRC will launch Summer 2020.
signed an accompanying pledge supporting the statement and committing
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COMMUNITY

SEEndRoVwImCeEnSt :

As a historian of Weimar and Nazi Germany and of queer
and trans politics, University of Washington Professor
Laurie Marhoefer knows the importance of educating
the public about hate. In response to a rising tide of
antisemitism, she and her colleagues at the Stroum Center
for Jewish Studies at the UW developed an innovative
idea – a podcast series to give listeners timely information
about antisemitism, past and present, in clear,
accessible language.
Laurie knew one place that could help turn the idea
into a reality – your Federation. Through the Federation’s
Ignition Grants program, the podcast team received the
vital funding they needed. After being awarded a
$7,500 grant towards producing their podcast series,
they began recording.
“We’re excited to launch this first season of the Jewish
Studies podcast, ‘Jewish Questions’ in spring 2020. There
will be five episodes on the theme of antisemitism – what
it is, what has been its long and ugly history, and what it
means that it’s on the rise today. The Ignition Grant was
hugely important. We wouldn’t be doing it without the
Ignition Grant, and we’re very grateful for the support.”
The podcast’s first season is set to debut thanks to YOUR
support of Jewish Puget Sound through your Federation.
YOU are making this podcast a reality. YOU are educating
the public about the history and current prevalence of
antisemitism. YOU are changing the world.

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SEATTLE JEWISH COMMUNITY ENDOWMENT FUND Serving as a partner LIFE & LEGACY Providing education and support
to philanthropists and Jewish communal institutions, the Seattle Jewish to 13 local Jewish organizations, in partnership
Community Endowment Fund offers several different types of funds, including with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, to
donor-advised, special purpose, agency custodial, and scholarship funds. build endowments through after-lifetime giving.
In 2019, the Fund administered over 150 separate funds representing over A total of $12.1 million in estimated legacy gift
$65 million in assets under management. commitments has been secured through
LIFE & LEGACY.

SPECIAL INITIATIVES FUND GRANTS Making SPECIAL INITIATIVES FUND GRANTS: Small Agency Sustainability Grants
grants encouraging innovation, supporting Providing up to $5,000 in operational support for Jewish organizations serving
small Jewish organizations, and improving the Western Washington with an annual operating budget of $150,000 or less.
lives of women and girls locally and in Israel.
2019 Recipients: Bet Chaverim: Community Synagogue of South King County,
Congregation Beth Hatikvah, Congregation Eitz Or, Hebrew Free Loan
Association of Washington State, Hillel of Western Washington University, Lim-
mud Seattle, Panim Hadashot – New Faces, Seattle Jewish Chorale, Tales of the
Alchemysts Theatre, and Temple Beth Israel Congregation in Aberdeen

SPECIAL INITIATIVES FUND GRANTS: Ignition Grants Providing up to $7,500 SPECIAL INITIATIVES FUND GRANTS: Women’s
for new and innovative programs or projects, one-time projects, or pilot programs. Endowment Fund Grants Supporting programs
2019 Recipients: ADL Pacific Northwest, Bikur Cholim Machzikay Hadath, that empower and improve the lives of women and
Camp Solomon Schechter, Friendship Circle of Washington, Hebrew Free Loan girls, locally and in Israel.
Association of Washington State, Holocaust Center for Humanity, Jewish Family 2019-2020 Recipients: Be’er-Sova, Hillel of
Service, Kavana Cooperative, Kol HaNeshamah, Northwest Yeshiva High School, Western Washington University, Holocaust Center
Panim Hadashot - New Faces, Sephardic Adventure Camp, Stroum Center for for Humanity, Jewish Family Service, Kadima
Jewish Studies at the University of Washington, Stroum Jewish Community Reconstructionist Community, Machshava Tova,
Center - SJCC Early Childhood School, Temple Beth El, Temple De Hirsch Sinai, and Washington State Jewish Historical Society
and Washington State Jewish Historical Society
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2019 FEDERATION & ENDOWMENT IMPACT

Federation Initiatives (41%) Grants (45%)

$3,870,589 $4,232,998*

Total:

$9,369,703

Federation Initiatives $3,870,589 Development (8%)
Grants $4,232,998 *
Development $713,827 $713,827
Administration $552,289
Administration (6%)
Total: $9,369,703
Total based on expenditures of Fiscal Year 2019 $552,289

*Grants include $1,195,783 in unique one-time allocations, not expected to be repeated.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. To review audited financial statements and Form 990 tax returns, please visit www.jewishinseattle.org/financials

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2019 FEDERATION INITIATIVES

Investments in Jewish Life (37%)

$1,437,570

Total: Community Services (32%)

$3,870,589 $1,219,161

Israel & World Jewry (31%) Investments in Jewish Life $1,437,570
Community Services $1,219,161
$1,213,858

Israel & World Jewry $1,213,858

Total: $3,870,589
Total based on 2020 allocations of Fiscal Year 2019 revenue

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. To review audited financial statements and Form 990 tax returns, please visit www.jewishinseattle.org/financials

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LEGACY SOCIETY

The Federation is grateful for all the generous donors who are being remembered forever by the Jewish Federation with a gift in their will, trust,
retirement account, life insurance policy, or through other legacy giving vehicles. Together, we are securing our Jewish future for generations to come.
Those with an * are donors to Lion of Judah Endowment Funds. Those with an ∞ are donors to Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment Funds.

LIFE & LEGACY is an endowment-building program carried out in partnership between the Federation and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. In
cooperation with our cohort regional organizations, we are ensuring that the programs, congregations, and services that sustain our community
today continue for Jewish tomorrows.

Tony Abrams Fannie Feinberg z”l* Melville z”l and Sylvia z”l Oseran∞
Jack Alhadeff Herman z”l and Zelda z”l Feinberg∞ T.J. and Karen Parry
Mark and Ruth Balter Carla Frank Moss Patashnik and Dr. Margaret Hall
Richard and Joyce Baskin∞ John Friedmann z”l∞ Dean and Gwenn Polik
Jacquie Bayley Jeannette and Ray Galante* Terry and Erica Posner
Rebecca and Jack Benaroya*∞ Steven and Victoria Garfinkle Meagan Joy Prince
Joyce Benezra* Garnet Gibbons Herb and Lucy Pruzan
Shelley and Larry Bensussen Eileen Gilman* Hermine Pruzan z”l*
Gail Bereny z”l* Sheryl and Alan Goldberg Ann Marie z”l and Sonny Putter
Jack z”l and Eleanor z”l Berg∞ Gerson M. Goldman z”l∞ Marvin and Mary-Lynne Reiner
Sanford Bernbaum, Jr. Lori Gradinger and Ann Marie Smith Elizabeth and Lorne Richmond
Carl and Joann Bianco Nancy B. Greer and David J. Ross Paula Rose z”l*
Sarah G. Boden Berthe and Stanley Habib Rachel M. Rosenman
Marvin and Lisa Brashem Roy A. Hamrick Neil Ross and Lisbeth Davis
Bobbi and Bob Bridge∞ William C. Hardman z”l∞ Corey Salka and Lisa Orlick-Salka
Jon and Justice Bobbe Bridge, ret. Milton z”l and Pauline z”l Hecht∞ Faye Sarkowsky
Celie and Dr. Zane Brown* Roberta Hyman Iantha and Stanley Sidell*
Zane and Melissa Brown Jocelyn and Scott Isaacs Stanley A. z”l and Iris A. z”l Sigel∞
Paul Burstein and Florence Katz Burstein David and Lorna Isenberg Lynne and Bradley Smith
Lillian z”l and Victor z”l Calderon∞ Albert M. Israel Rob and Kathleen Spitzer
Ernest Cassirer Charles Kaplan z”l∞ Carol Starin
David and Julie Chivo Lillian Kaplan z”l* Pauline Stern
Deborah Kaplan Clancy Philip Kaplan z”l∞ Ernest z”l and Doris Stiefel
Linda Clifton Samuel z”l and Harriet z”l LeBid∞ Mark and Sheryl Stiefel
Andrew Cohen and James Packman Ronald Leibsohn Althea Stroum z”l*
David Cohen Francine Loeb Leonard z”l and Helen z”l Tall∞
Theodore and Barbara Daniels Dan and Alicia Lowen Louis and Bayla Treiger
Muriel Bach Diamond z”l∞ Debra G. Mailman Dr. Paul Weiden and Bev Linkletter
Jim DiPeso Miriam Morgan z”l∞ Elaine and Michael Weinstein
Susan and Lonnie Edelheit Isaac Morgensztern Ron z”l and Devorah Weinstein
David and Julie Ellenhorn Susan Morgensztern Elaine and Douglas Weisfield
Charles and Lena Estep Jon and Naomi Newman Anonymous (18)
Daniel Farber Tina z”l and Michael Novick* Anonymous* (1)

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2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board Chair At-Large Members Ex-Officio Members
Sarah Boden Allix DeGraff Shelley Bensussen
Jonathan Dunn Robin Boehler
Executive Committee Marla Dunn Celie Brown
Sarah Boden, Board Chair Susan Edelheit Ray Galante
Dan Lowen, Immediate Past Board Chair Jennifer Fisch Eileen Gilman
Carl Bianco, Vice Chair Leisa Goldberg Ron Leibsohn
Lisa Brashem, Vice Chair Barry Goren Frankie Loeb
David Chivo, Vice Chair Jocelyn Isaacs Gerry Ostroff
Robert Spitzer, Vice Chair Debra Mailman Herb Pruzan
Linda Clifton, Secretary Corey Salka Lucy Pruzan
Eric Hasson, Treasurer Diane Sigel-Steinman Michele Rosen
Hal Jackson, Jewish Puget Sound Co-Chair Brad Smith Michael Spektor
Iantha Sidell, Campaign Chair Daniel Stein
Carol Stockton

Standing Committee Chair
Ken Rudee

Rabbinic Representatives
Rabbi Moshe Kletenik
Rabbi Zari Weiss

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FEDERATION COMMITTEES

Audit Cardozo Society Advisory Group Donor Engager Team Investment
Ken Rudee, Chair Aric Bomsztyk, Co-Chair Mark Stiefel, Chair Peter Horvitz, Chair
Andrew Cohen Barry Wallis, Co-Chair Sarah Boden, Board Chair Eric Hasson, Board Treasurer
Eric Hasson Sara Berkenwald Andrew Cohen Jack Almo
Nolan Newman Steven Block Jennifer Fisch Roy Hamrick
David Stiefel Honorable Bill Bowman Leisa Goldberg Larry Katz
Geoffrey Burg Jocelyn Isaacs Darcy MacLaren
Board Development Daniel Ehrlich Stuart Kaufman Herb Pruzan
Jonathan Dunn, Chair Josh Friedmann Ron Leibsohn
Sarah Boden, Board Chair Jeff Goldman Lucy Pruzan Israel & World Jewry
Carl Bianco Jenna Goltermann Arny Reich David Chivo, Chair
Dan Lowen Aaron Kiviat Iantha Sidell David Witus, Vice Chair
Corey Salka Ralph Maimon Brad Smith Sarah Boden, Board Chair
Iantha Sidell Lucas Michels Rob Spitzer Rebecca Constantine
Carol Stockton Honorable Steve Rosen Daniel Stein Barrie Galanti
Manny Shachmurove Carolyn Hathaway
Camp Scholarships Craig Sternberg Fiscal Management Lorna Isenberg
Lisa Brashem, Chair Dan Swedlow Eric Hasson, Chair Debra Mailman
Bobbi Bridge Miriam Swedlow Sarah Boden, Board Chair Gabe Scherzer
Jason Kintzer Honorable Anthony Wartnik Carl Bianco Diane Sigel-Steinman
Moss Patashnik David Hedlund Rob Toren
Beth Silverstein Community Relations Alexa Huggins
Rob Spitzer, Chair Jocelyn Isaacs Israel Scholarships
Linda Clifton, Vice Chair Howard Lowen Bruce Nahon, Chair
Sarah Boden, Board Chair Ken Rudee Alex Babadzhanov
Dave Ellenhorn David Stiefel Melanie Field
Leisa Goldberg Nancy Highiet Morse
Ron Leibsohn Gillian Witus
Phil Roberts
Corey Salka
Joe Schocken
Michael Spektor
Carol Stockton

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Jewish Community Pamela Waechter z”l Jewish Special Initiatives Fund
Advocacy Network Communal Professional Award Susan Edelheit, Chair
Linda Clifton Iantha Sidell, Chair Ilene Bernik
Susan Edelheit Sarah Boden, Board Chair Allix DeGraff
Brad Smith Dan Lowen, Immediate Past Board Chair Ellice Ellenhorn
Lisa Brashem Lisa Fein
Jewish Puget Sound Zach Carstensen Howie Klein
Lisa Brashem, Co-Chair Andrew Chadick Diane Sigel-Steinman
Hal Jackson, Co-Chair Galit Ezekiel Kathleen Spitzer
Sarah Boden, Board Chair Tziviah Goldberg
Jonathan Dunn Lisa Schultz Golden Jack J. & Charlotte Spitzer
Susan Edelheit Ilana Cone Kennedy Young Leadership Award
Jennifer Fisch Rivy Poupko Kletenik Rob Spitzer, Chair
Jocelyn Isaacs Lisa Kranseler Sarah Boden, Board Chair
Pamela Lavitt Jack Almo
Jewish in Seattle Magazine Dan Lowen Shelley Bensussen
Marilyn Corets, Chair Amee Huppin Sherer Eric Hasson
Celie Brown Amy Wasser Steven Hemmat
Linda Clifton Dana Weiner Hal Jackson
Peter Horvitz Marcie Wirth Aaron Kiviat
Naomi Newman Naomi Newman
Personnel Alayne Sulkin
Nominating Carl Bianco, Chair Noah Tratt
Dan Lowen, Chair Sarah Boden, Board Chair Jacquie Wiviott
Jonathan Dunn, Board Development Chair Dan Lowen, Immediate Past Board Chair
Sarah Boden, Board Chair Iantha Sidell, Incoming Board Chair Technology
Gary Constantine Eric Hasson, Board Treasurer David Habib, Chair
Murray Huppin Erez Ben Ari
Lorna Isenberg Planned Giving Marshall Brumer
David Ross Diane Sigel-Steinman, Chair Paul Nacamuli
Janet Gray
David Stiefel

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FEDERATION STAFF

Office of the Executive Development, Marketing, & Communications Finance & Administration
Nancy B. Greer, Karen Parry, Jean Callahan,
President & CEO Director of Development Director of Finance
Cindy Bockelman, Tovah Bigeleisen, Andrew Chadick,
Executive Assistant & HR Coordinator Marketing & Communications Manager Director of IT, Building Ops. & Community Security
Aliza Mossman, Jim DiPeso, Cheryl Tedrow,
Administrative Coordinator Editor & Writer Senior Endowment Accountant
Endowment & Planned Giving Lynn Feldhammer, Sarah Constantine,
Tony Abrams, Development Officer Senior General Ledger Accountant
Director of Endowment & Planned Giving Rachel Rosenman, Hannah Alvarez,
Caitlin Roth, LIFE & LEGACY Manager & Accounting Specialist
Endowment & Planned Giving Associate Development Officer Government & Community Relations
Jewish Engagement Miriam Goldstein, Maxima Patashnik,
Rabbi Samuel Klein, Development Operations & Director of Government & Community Relations
Director of Jewish Engagement Database Administrator Cassie Garvin,
Jenna Hanauer, Nicole Tordella, Government Affairs & Community
Leadership & Young Adult Engagement Development Associate Relations Associate
Program Manager Hannah Herman, Tobyn Smith,
Lisa Racine, Events & Social Media Associate Advocacy Coordinator
PJ Library Program Manager
Nomi Mitchell,
Israel Education & Engagement Program Manager
Alana Gross,
Jewish Engagement Program Associate

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Special T hanks to our 2019 SPONSORS

PLATINUM

SPONSOR

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SPONSORS

BRONZE AlphaGraphics Sprague Israel Giles Insurance
Clark Nuber PS Temple De Hirsch Sinai
SPONSORS Davis Wright Tremaine LLP The Bellettini
Greenbaum Home Furnishings United Insurance Brokers, Inc.
Hadassah
Holocaust Center for Humanity
Pacific Office Automation

COMMUNITY Camp Solomon Schechter Kline Galland
Congregation Beth Shalom Kol Ami: A Center for Jewish Life
SPONSORS Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation Northwest Yeshiva High School
Hillel UW Stroum Jewish Community Center
Jconnect Seattle Temple Beth Am
Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle Temple Beth El
Jewish Family Service URJ Camp Kalsman

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