Publications


  • Distant Replay! Washington's Jewish Sports Heroes is a collection of over 180 fascinating stories of Jewish individuals of Washington state 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.

  • 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.

  • Goldfarb's contributions as the father of Jewish music in America were legendary and he wrote the classic Chanukah dreidel song. 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. Purchase the DVD and enjoy the recordings of the Goldfarb program held at Temple De Hirsch Sinai.

  • A driving tour of Seattle's significant Jewish destinations. Learn the profound legacy the Jewish community has created and continues to create in one of Americas most dynamic and progressive cities. Purchase a 67 minute audio CD. Driving tour time is approximately four hours at a relaxed pace. Narration donated by Steve Lawson.

  • This 109-page sourcebook outlines the significant events, organizations, and personalities that have contributed to Jewish communities throughout Washington state. One hundred photographs and copies of archival documents enrich and complement the text. The book has extensive bibliographic entries and an index. It is a wonderful resource for students of all ages, scholars, or genealogists.

  • 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 fraternity dances and the evolution of the Sephardic Youth Club in 1947 and more in a DVD and pamphlet.

  • The Way We Were: Our Village in Seattle

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

  • The story of how Jews in the Pacific Northwest created and developed a community whose members played a significant part in the history of Washington state. History comes alive in such appealing photos as the portraits of smiling teenage 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 hiking in the Cascades around the same time.

  • 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: Seattle's Sephardic community is the largest per capita, in relation to the total Jewish population, of any American city. The pamphlet is prepared as a guide to the WSJHS exhibit at the Seattle Center that was part of the Northwest Folklife Festival in 1992.

  • A video of Washington state's early Jewish community, prepared with materials and photographs from the University of Washington Jewish Archives.