Bridging culture and community in the Pacific Northwest—and beyond.

The Institute for Judaic Studies is a nonprofit organization that encourages people throughout the community to join together in learning about Jewish history, culture, and life. 


Upcoming Events



IJS helps provide seed money to projects and programs that promote Jewish community, education and innovation. 

We are currently accepting grant proposals for:

  • Hiddush/Innovation: The Rabbi Joshua Stampfer Grant Fund


Jewish Culture, Community & You

Our programming is at the heart of our community-building.

Through study, music, film and more: our cross-cultural exchanges bring us together.  Join us!