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A Brief COVID-19 Stay At-Home Survival Guide

As the days move into weeks, and we continue to try to find a “new normal” sheltering in place at home, we'd like to share with you a brief COVID-19 Stay At-Home Survival Guide created by Ruth Steinberg, LCSW.

#1 Physical Distancing, Not Social Distancing

Remember that the term “so…

We're Here for You! COVID-19 Resources & Information Page

We're Here for You


As we face this unprecedented challenge together in our community, and our world, we want you to know that the Jewish Federation staff and leadership are here for you. 

Even though we have temporarily closed our building and are following recommendations and orders…

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…