Seattle federation returns to building
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Seattle federation returns to building

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle returned to its old building after a shooting spree last summer forced it out. The group moved into the building in a ceremony Sunday. The building had been remodeled since July 28, when a gunman killed federation worker Pam Waechter and wounded five others. The $1.1 million renovation includes improved security more bright, open spaces and a large picture of Waechter. The shooting site was turned into conference rooms.The decision to move back was not an easy one, federation member Robin Boehler told “Some people felt that we should move to another location. Others
thought it was important to come back. This is our space and we
should move back into it,” she said. “The majority of the folks
thought that we should come back, that this is our space and we
shouldn’t be chased away by an act of hate.”