Borekas, boulemas, pasteles, oh my!
Sunday, September 9, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Sephardic Bikur Holim will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its grand bazaar with oodles of traditional Sephardic pastries and finger foods. The day will also include raffles, a wine tasting, and a bouncy house for the kids. Professor Devin Naar from the University of Washington’s Sephardic Treasures Initiative will be collecting Ladino books and materials in an effort to build the first comprehensive Ladino library.
At Sephardic Bikur Holim, 6500 52nd Ave. S, Seattle. For more information contact Eli Varon at email@example.com or 206-795-8014.
J-Tech kickoff event
Tuesday, September 4, 5:30–8 p.m.
Jewish tech professionals are invited to connect with one another at the first J-tech meetup, which will feature guest speaker Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow. Rascoff will speak about his success, from founding Hotwire to becoming CEO of one of the largest real-estate advertising networks on the Internet. The evening includes an open bar, buffet, and schmoozing. J-Tech is a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle in partnership with StartUpSeattle, and is also sponsored by J-Pro and Jconnect.
At The Easy at TechStars Seattle, 511 Boren Ave N (basement), Seattle. $5; RSVP requested. For more information and to register, visit bit.ly/JTechSeattle.
Judge Learned Hand Award
Wednesday, September 12
The American Jewish Committee’s Seattle office (AJC) will present Seattle University School of Law Visiting Professor of Law John McKay with the 2012 Learned Hand Award. The AJC established the Learned Hand Award in 1964 to honor leaders in the legal profession who embody Judge Hand’s belief in individual rights and democratic values for an orderly society. McKay, who is described as being “driven by his commitment to making real the principle of equal justice,” will be presented with the award at a luncheon in his honor.
For more information, contact Wendy Rosen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-622-6315, ext. 2.
Hero of Faith
Friday, September 7, 8–9 p.m.
Temple B’nai Torah will present Father William Treacy with the Hero of Faith award for his years as a partner in interfaith work. Treacy and Rabbi Raphael Levine created Camp Brotherhood, a place of interfaith discussion that the temple has been active with. Treacy also participated on the 1960s television series “Challenge,” which featured a priest, a rabbi and a minister discussing current moral and social issues. TBT will present the award as part of Shabbat evening services.
At Temple B’nai Torah, 15727 NE Fourth St., Bellevue. For more information contact Jennifer Fliss at email@example.com or 425-603-9677 or visit templebnaitorah.org.