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Tikkun Olam: Repairing our Broken World - A Community Conversation

On Thursday, August 18th, the Jewish Federation and its Jewish Family Service Department led a community conversation to speak about troubling local, national, and international events and to ask questions about terrorism, attacks on Israel and Israelis, the Black Lives Matter movement, home…

Linda Vega Flamenco Dancers Perform at Schmooze Room

On July 19th, Linda Vega and dancers from the Linda Vega Dance Studio returned to Schmooze Room to help get our seniors in the Santa Barbara Fiesta spirit!

Linda and her student flamenco dancers have been visiting our seniors for several years, and it’s always a big hit, as you can see f…

JLEAD Inaugural Graduation 2016

On Monday, July 25th, the Jewish Leadership Education and Development (JLEAD) program held a Graduation Ceremony for its inaugural class of eight outstanding young leaders in the Santa Barbara community: Adam Klein, Briana Sapp Tivey, Carly Simon-Gersuk, Christopher Berry, Evan Bender, Kendr…

Schmooze Room Café for Seniors

Going on its 14th year as the heartbeat of the Jewish Federation's Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center, Schmooze Room Café for Seniors is run by Jewish Family Service, under the direction of JFS Director, Ruth Steinberg, with support from our Clinical Services and Senior Program…

Celebrating our Beautiful Arts Community!

On Sunday, July 10th, the opening reception for Art at the JCC's Abstract Art Collective Exhibit: Summer Selections welcomed over 200 guests to the Federation's Bronfman Family JCC. 

A recent VOICE magazine article explained: "The all abstract show represents 49 Collective members and a…