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Volunteer Appreciation - We couldn't do it without you!

Post written by Mike Witt, Volunteer Services and Programs Manager

It has been my pleasure to serve as the Volunteer Services and Programs Manager for over two years. I’ve worked closely with many of you and have to say, it is the most gratifying and rewarding part of my job, which includ…

Celebration of Life Exhibit Opening & Kristallnacht Commemoration

On Sunday, November 13, 2016, the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara’s Art at the JCC held an opening reception with more than 130 guests for its Celebration of Life Exhibit and Benefit. The show celebrates the lives of local Holocaust Survivors with a fresh approach focused on lif…

Love. Period - An Interfaith Pride Celebration

On Sunday, August 28, 2016, four Jewish organizations rallied together to provide a unified front to support the LGBTQ community of Santa Barbara county. The Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, Congregation B’nai B’rith, the Community Shul of Montecito and Santa Barbara, and the…

Shanti House Mitzvah Project and Rosh Hashanah Thanks

Shanti House’s doors are open to emotionally injured, abandoned youth, who have often also been physically, sexually and emotionally abused. Shanti House believes that a loving home with people who care can change a person’s life. Therefore, home is the center of their care-giving model,…

4th Annual Feed the Funk Benefit Concert

Held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 12:15 am at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, the 4th Annual Feed the Funk Benefit Concert was phunk-nomenal!

We’d like to thank all of our volunteers and +30 performers, including The New Vibe, the Jazz Villains of Notes for Notes, this…