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Of the state‘s 32,000 Jews, 29,300 live in Seattle and about 1,000 in both Spokane and Tacoma. Jews first arrived in the 1850’s. In 1870, the state had its first Jewish governor, Edward S. Solomon. The Jewish community grew in Spokane and Tacoma in the late 19th century. Today, there are eight Reform and six Conservative congregations in the state.

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