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SB Jewish Film Festival Postponed to August

Dear Community Members,

The staff and leadership of the Jewish Federation are deeply grateful for your support.

Following an incredible amount of soul searching, internet searching, emails, and telephone conversations, we have decided to postpone The Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival to A…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara is taking necessary precautions to avoid possible transmission of the coronavirus COVID-19. We are following recommendations from the CDC and encourage others to stay up to date by visiting: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

Daughters of Abraham brings together Jews, Christians, and Muslims

On Monday, February 10, a group of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim women from Santa Barbara, known as the Daughters of Abraham, gathered to learn about the Holocaust first-hand from local survivor Regine Pringle.

Founded three years ago by Santa Barbara resident Sissy Taran, the local chapter…

A Message from Executive Director Cyndi Silverman

I am thrilled and honored to be the Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara. Following eleven fulfilling years with the Anti-Defamation League, Santa Barbara Tri-Counties, I decided it was time to retire. Shortly thereafter I was offered this exciting opportunity…

Holocaust Education in Action

On recent a Thursday morning here at the Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center, 50 students, teachers, and parents from San Marcos High School were treated to a unique opportunity to witness history first-hand. Guests of our Portraits of Survival – Upstanders: Courage in the Face of Evil…