Until we can resume holding in-person luncheons,
JFS is offering virtual programs via Zoom.

We will also use this space to promote virtual events from other organizations
if we think they might appeal to our virtual program audience.
All events listed here are free of charge unless otherwise indicated.

Past virtual programs may be viewed via our YouTube channel.


JFS Zoom Social Hour

Thursday, Sept. 23, at 2 p.m.

How were your High Holidays? How are you feeling about the beginning of fall? Read any good books lately? Our monthly virtual schmooze-a-thon returns, and it’s a chance to catch up, rave about something you love, or just discuss the prospects of the Seattle Kraken in the NHL West this year. Come, chat, trade sukkah-building tips!

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Presentation by Naama Krauz on Jewish military family life

Date TBD

Spokane Jewish community member Naama Krauz has written about the joys and challenges of Jewish military life for media outlets such as Kveller and the JCC Association of North America website. During this Zoom presentation, she’ll elaborate on issues she’s raised in her articles and bring attendees up to date on her family’s efforts to put down roots in Spokane.


Presentation by Dr. Nancy Koppelman: “Understanding Israel”

Thursday, Dec. 9, at noon

How much do Americans really know about the people and culture of Israel? How can we foster a better understanding of this intricate state and its neighbors?

Join Dr. Nancy Koppelman as she explores 12 features of Israel’s history, diverse ethnic and religious ways of life, governance and justice structures, and educational system. This talk, co-sponsored by Humanities Washington, sheds light on the people who reside in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories and aims to provide history and context for this complex nation — the only state in the world with a majority Jewish population.

About the speaker:

Dr. Koppelman has been a faculty member at Evergreen State College in Olympia for 26 years. She teaches interdisciplinary programs that combine American history, literature, philosophy, and writing, among other fields. She holds a three-year appointment as Visiting Research Scholar with the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University, where she was a faculty fellow in 2019. Koppelman lives in Olympia.


*Programs are subject to change