Samis Blog

March 22, 2021

Samis Isn’t Going to Go It Alone

The Samis Foundation’s strategic plan highlights data-driven solutions, transparency, and collaboration for Jewish educational experiences in Seattle. Samis Isn’t Going to Go It Alone By: Emily […]
March 11, 2021

Samis Foundation Announces New Strategic Plan

Largest Jewish Philanthropic Foundation in Washington State Announces Bold New Strategic Plan Samis Foundation Using Data-Driven Insights to Plan Future Philanthropy SEATTLE, March 11, 2021 – […]
January 29, 2021

Winning It Together

Winning It Together Local Jewish day schools went against the grain and opened in person while public schools stayed remote. None to date have become super-spreaders. […]
November 6, 2020

The Time is Now for Future Planning in Jewish Education

An Existential Crisis for Jewish Schools By Melissa Rivkin & Ariel Lapson It’s not easy to plan decades into the future when the moment we’re in […]
November 6, 2020

Samis Grants $768,000 in Response to COVID-19

*Jewish Agency beneficiary receiving laptop to study at home during COVID-19 pandemic in Israel. Photo credit: Peggy Peyker SAMIS GRANTS $768,000 IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 The […]
September 10, 2020

It’s an old-growth forest. It’s also home to a Washington school’s first foray into outdoor learning amid COVID-19.

By Hannah Furfaro Seattle Times staff reporter Education Lab is a Seattle Times project that spotlights promising approaches to persistent challenges in public education. It is produced in partnership […]