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Unlocking the Voices of our Community

Hear O'Washington is a new multi-year initiative launching in 2020

This event may be live in-person or virtual and a decision will be made by mid-June.

Experience the treasures we are bringing to life with our Oral History Collection. Mark your calendar now - registration opens June 1st.

Hear O'Washington will formally launch Sunday, September 13 with the Shema: Hear O'Washington gala.

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Podcast: Learn about the Archives and the Oral History collection:

Our latest podcast takes a deep dive into the Washington State Jewish Archives, featuring interviews with some of our region's most legendary figures, including executives from the Seahawks and Supersonics, the founder of Costco, and the longtime leader of the Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz.

Listen to this podcast at this link.

Community Sponsors

Funding for Shema: Hear O'Washington is made possible by all of our generous sponsors and, in part, by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.