Seattle Stories

Weaving Women’s Words: Seattle Stories showcases thirty women, born in the early 20th century, who made their homes in the Seattle Jewish community.


Born in places as far-flung as Greece and Alaska, our narrators witnessed the upheaval of the Great Depression, World War II, the civil rights movement, and the feminist revolution. Their stories of their lives as homemakers and educators, activists and musicians reflect the changing expectations, opportunities, and challenges this remarkable generation of Jewish women faced.


Pictures and stories of significant objects in the lives of the Seattle women, from a piece of artwork created in Auschwitz to the blades used to make traditional gefilte fish.


Discover aspects common to the different Seattle women’s life experiences and shared qualities that characterize their long and fulfilling lives.

Commentaries on Seattle Stories

Reflections on the stories of this remarkable community of Jewish women by their families, historians and filmmakers.


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How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Seattle Stories." (Viewed on April 25, 2024) <>.