• Distant Replay! Washington's Jewish Sports Heroes is a collection of over 180 fascinating stories of Jewish individuals of Washington who have excelled in the field of sports. Their stories capture their devotion and love of the game along with the spirit of teamwork and achievement that arises from athletic competition. The Washington State Jewish Historical Society is proud of its efforts to research, collect, preserve, and make known this rich slice of Northwest history.

  • Food is history, culture, connection, community, ritual, nourishment, sustenance, survival, and memory. Food tells stories. Cookbooks tell stories. This cookbook includes recipes, stories and photographs. Through the lens of your kitchen, your grandmother's kitchen, your children's kitchen, we see a slice of our unique history – a history that illuminates our Sephardic and Ashkenazic traditions and combines them with the pioneer spirit of the Pacific Northwest, its bounty of food products, fresh produce and growing foodie culture.
    Books can also be purchased at the Mercer Island JCC, Mr. J's Kitchen Essential, Masins Furniture in Bellevue, Masins Furniture in Seattle or Island Books on Mercer Island.

  • Goldfarb's contributions, as the father of Jewish music in America, were legion and took place on both coasts of the country. He was born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and studied music at Columbia University. He later served as the head of the music department of New York, Board of Jewish Education. With his brother, Israel Goldfarb, he composed hundreds of songs, which are sung in Jewish schools across the country. Many of these appeared in the first collection of such songs ever printed, The Jewish Songster, published by the Goldfarb brothers in 1925. As a young man in New York he wrote a song that has become a classic throughout the Jewish world during Chanukah, the Dreydel song. Purchase DVD and enjoy the recordings of the Goldfarb program held at Temple De Hirsch Sinai on June 10.

  • Enjoy an afternoon in Seattle, traveling to the nearby destinations of Jewish significance. Learn the profound legacy the Jewish community has created and continues to create in this, one of Americas most dynamic and progressive cities. Purchase 67 minute audio CD. Driving tour time: Allow four hours at a relaxed pace Narration donated by Steve Lawson.

  • With pride, the WSJHS, announces publication of a revised and expanded third edition of our “Timeline”. This 109-page sourcebook outlines the significant events, organizations and personalities that have contributed to Jewish communities throughout the state. Some one-hundred photographs and copies of archival documents, enrich and complement the text. The book has extensive bibliographic entries and an index, and is a wonderful resource for students of all ages, scholars and genealogists, or those simply interested in Jewish history. Purchase your copy of this book today.

  • Cherish the memories of the, Good Old Days, as we explore Jewish youth organizations in the 1940s and 1950s. Take a nostalgic look at Jewish life in Seattle through ever popular fraternity dances, Sammy, Dances 1951-1954, and the evolution of the Sephardic Youth Club in 1947. Purchase the DVD and pamphlet, The Way We Were: Jewish Youth Organizations of the 1940s and 1950s to take a trip down memory lane.

  • The Way We Were: Our Village in Seattle

    Memories of Jackson Street, Yesler Way and Cherry Street from the 1920s to the 1950s. Book based on excerpts from oral and written histories presented in a narrated pamphlet and DVD for purchase.

  • Hardcover book details how Jews in the Pacific Northwest created and developed a community and whose members played a significant part in the history of Washington State. History comes alive in such appealing photos as the portraits of smiling teen-age girls in their modest swimming dresses, at a Luna Park picnic organized by Jewish groups in 1912, and of hardy young members of the Sephardic Young Men, Hebrew Association hiking in the Cascades around the same time. – Misha Berson Seattle Times. Purchase award winning book, Family of Strangers.

  • Scenes of Sephardic life commemorates the 500th anniversary of the sad events surrounding the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492, as well as the happier history of their welcome in other nations, particularly the Ottoman lands of Greece, Turkey and Palestine, and later in newly independent Holland. The eventual migration of these Sephardim (Jews of Spanish origin) across the Atlantic has a special significance for the Pacific Northwest: Seattleâ Sephardic community is the largest per capita, in relation to the total Jewish population, of any American city.The booklet prepared as a guide to the WSJHS exhibit at the Seattle Center that was part of the Northwest Folklife Festival, 1992. Purchase you copy of this pamphlet.

  • A video of Washington State's early Jewish community, prepared with materials and photographs from the University of Washington Jewish Archives, which is a project of WSJHS.
    NIZKOR, the quarterly newsletter of the Washington State Jewish Historical Society, welcomes contributions of articles dealing with the Washington Jewish experience. Articles can be submitted by email to publications@wsjhs.

  • 4Culture

    4Culture is an important sponsor of the WSJHS.