2018 Schedule Coming Soon!

2017 Jewish Festival Entertainment


Featuring Emcee Extraordinaire Izzy Tooinsky


  • 11:00-11:15: Jewish Festival Kickoff with Izzi Tooinsky! Ceremonies & Proclamations 

  • 11:15-12:00: Ventura Klezmer Band with Live Music for Israeli Dancing

  • 12:00-12:45: Classic and Modern Israeli Folk Dancing 

    • Instruction by Osnat, Philip and Michal

  • 12:45-1:05: Santa Barbara Youth Opera

  • 1:15-2:15: Congregation B’nai B’rith’s Shir Hadesh Youth & Adult Choirs - Directed by Cantor Mark E. Childs

  • 2:15-2:45: CBB’s Ruach Dancers (Grades K-3 and 3-6, Teens)

  • 2:45-3:30: Kalinka with Live Music for Israeli Dancing

  • 2:45-3:15: Open Israeli Folk Dancing with Live Music by Kalinka 

    • All dance levels welcome - Led by Osnat, Philip and Michal

  • 3:30: Prize Drawing Announcement - Must be present to win!

  • 3:35-4:00: Classic and Modern Israeli Folk Dancing 

    • Instruction by Osnat, Phlip and Michal

Children's Activities


Designated grassy area, at the corner of Plaza del Mar closest to the Harbor


  • Camp Haverim: Nature Art Project
  • CBB Religious School: 6th & 7th graders share "Jews Around the World" + Jewpardy Game - Win prizes for Jewish Trivia.
  • Chabad of S. Barbara: Camp Gan Israel "Funner Zone" and Kotel Wall
  • Jewish Federation Treasure Chest Prize Giveaways
  • PJ Library Booth: Information, Face Painting, Temporary Jewish Festival Tattoos, and Bubbles
  • Wow Factor Attractions’ Battle Balls

Food Vendors


You can't lose, cruise over to the Schmooze 'n Booze Lounge Area with views of the Shalom Stage!


  • Sababa It's All Good Catering: Falafel lunch plates, pita, hummus, Israeli and Moroccan salads, and drinks
  • Chabad at UCSB's Jerusalem Cafe: Pastrami and Corned Beef Sandwiches, hot dog plate, potato salad, pickles, knish, coleslaw, and drinks
  • Young Adult Division (YAD): McConnell's Fine Ice Cream 
  • Young Adult Division (YAD): Pure Order Craft Brewing and Fine Santa Barbara Wines
  • Santa Barbara Popcorn Company: Gourmet popcorn varieties
  • Congregation B'nai B'rith: Halva and gum
  • Juice Ranch Truck