Discover - Educate - Preserve

The mission of the Washington State Jewish Historical Society is to promote interest in and knowledge of the life, history, and culture of the Jewish people and communities of the State of Washington.

The Society is dedicated to discovering, preserving, and disseminating the history of the Jews of Washington State. This unique history is shared through publications, exhibits, displays, speakers, and tours.

News & Announcements

  • Distant Replay Makes a Great Gift For Dad!

    The Washington State Jewish Historical Society proudly announces the publication of our new book, Distant Replay!: Washington’s Jewish Sports Heroes. For the past few years, the WSJHS has been researching and collecting hundreds of exciting stories and profiles on Jewish athletes from the high school to college to the professional level in Washington State.
    Despite being less than 1 percent of the state’s population, Washington State Jews have been professional athletes, owned and operated professional sports franchises, been promoters, reporters, sports anchors, radio hosts, collectors, fighters, cheerleaders, and daredevils. No matter the sport or team, the presence of Jews has been felt in all realms of Washington State athletics. “Distant Replay” includes stories of Jews involved with football, baseball, basketball, soccer; the Longacres Race Track, Emerald Downs, the Seattle Seahawks, Mariners, Supersonics, Sounders, and the Trailblazers.

Tributes

In memory of Reggie Haleva
Jessica Hyde and Andre Hruby

In memory of Phil Flash
WSJHS Board of Directors
Lisa and Kenny Kranseler

In memory of Babe Lehrer
Doris Stiefel
WSJHS Board of Directors

In honor of David Stiefel's birthday
Sol Halfon

In memory of Rita Rosen
Sylvia Adler

WSJHS Board of Directors

In memory of Ike Baruch
Nancy and Jim Corning

Karen Israel and Steve Goodman
Jack and Frances Moshcatel

In honor of Herb Bridge on his special birthday
WSJHS Board of Directors

In honor of Linda Bookey's Bat Mitzvah
Jack and Frankie Bookey

In memory of Dr. Michael Neider
Ruth Sassoon
Doris Stiefel
WSJHS Board of Directors

In honor of Dennis Goldstein on his special birthday
Mercia Asher

In memory of Mort Stenchever
Albert DeJaen

In memory of Dennis Lake
Albert DeJaen

In memory of Lucille Hurst
Jonathan Hurst

In memory of Jane Sitz
Joan Lerner

In honor of the marriage of Adam Lahav & Madeline Doskach
Ruth Schocken

Wishing a speedy recovery to Mayer Baron
Ann Nieder