Houses for Peace: Exploring the Legacy of Floyd Schmoe
January 13, 2019 | 2pm | University of Washington, Kane Hall
The Seattle Quaker peace activist Floyd Schmoe (1895-2001) is featured in the NHK WORLD-JAPAN documentary, Houses for Peace: Exploring the Legacy of Floyd Schmoe. The film centers on how Schmoe organized a diverse interracial/interfaith team of American and Japanese volunteers on a mission of peace to build houses for families who survived the World War II atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Following the screening, Jean Walkinshaw, one of the volunteers who built houses in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the directors of NHK WORLD-JAPAN, Ms. Jun Yotsumoto and Ms. Kumiko Ogoshi Takai, will discuss the documentary and answer audience questions.
CIE Teen Israel Leadership Institute
May 3-5, 2019 | Hillel UW | Students in grades 10 & 11 | Learn More & Apply
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is excited to bring the Center for Israel Education, Teen Israel Leadership Institute to Jewish Puget Sound! An immersive Israel education retreat exclusively for teens. Led by Dr. Kenneth W. Stein, Emory Professor of Contemporary Middle Eastern History, Political Science and Israeli Studies. Enhance your Israel knowledge while building leadership skills. Qualify for a $2,500 Samis grant for use towards an approved Israel travel program. Cost: $50 includes overnight accommodations at Hillel, all programs and Kosher meals Friday through Sunday morning.