Art at the JCC Presents Through the Eyes of Children: The Refugee Crisis

The Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara in partnership with SBCares announce the premiere exhibit of inspirational photos of children’s drawings and families from the Island of Lesbos, Greece. Robin and Robert Jones’ photographs put a human face on this continuing crisis and call people of all faiths to renewed awareness and action.


SBCares, a Santa Barbara organization dedicated to raising awareness and alleviation of the worldwide refugee crisis, believes that there is an urgent need to educate and encourage people everywhere to connect to the human side of this refugee crisis. 

Opening Reception: Monday, May 14th 5:00-7:00 pm. Refreshments provided. Open to all! SBCares Photography Exhibit on display May 14th - May 24th


Gallery Hours:

Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Friday 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Closed weekends. 


Please call in advance of your visit, as the gallery is often used for classes and events, (805) 957-1115.


Exhibit is open to the public. Free admission.

Art at the JCC

Artist and collector Eli Luria (z"l) launched Art at the JCC in 1999 to provide high-caliber, strongly-themed exhibits for the Santa Barbara community. The exhibit openings often feature gallery talks and panels with artists, curators and collectors that draw lively crowds.


Art at the JCC is a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara. Through its exhibition and outreach programs, Art at the JCC honors and shares the universality of Jewish values, history and culture through various forms of artistic expression. The purpose of Art at the JCC is to provide Central Coast and other artists from all disciplines the opportunity to bring their work to the Santa Barbara community. Because art is a universal language, our programs will cross all boundaries of religion, race, gender and age, and strive to maintain communication. Its mission is to promote identification and connectedness to the Jewish community and the community at large.