• An Exhibit in Photography...

  • An interactive display of contemporary portraits, narratives and archival material.

  • Depicts the journey of Santa Barbara survivors and refugees before, during and after the Holocaust.

  • Tour groups visit the exhibit and hear first-hand accounts from Holocaust survivors.

  • "Honoring our survivors symbolizes our victory over forgetfulness." ~Elie Wiesel

  • Life Journeys During the Holocaust and Beyond

  • DOCENT-LED TOURS

    Geared to all ages and backgrounds, providing first-hand accounts from Holocaust survivors and refugees. This educational program makes life-changing impact on participants.

    Geared to all ages and backgrounds, providing first-hand accounts from Holocaust survivors and refugees. This educational program makes life-changing impact on participants.

    Geared to all ages and backgrounds, providing first-hand accounts from Holocaust survivors and refugees. This educational program makes life-changing impact on participants.

    Geared to all ages and backgrounds, providing first-hand accounts from Holocaust survivors and refugees. This educational progr...

    Geared to all ages and backgrounds, providing first-hand accounts from Holocaust surviv...

    Geared to all ages and backgrounds, providing first-hand ...

    Geared to all ages and backgroun...

    Geared to all ages and...

  • UPSTANDERS EXHIBIT

    Upstanders: Courage in the Face of Evil honors and presents the stories of local residents who risked their own lives to protect victims of genocide during the Nazi regime of terror.

    Upstanders: Courage in the Face of Evil honors and presents the stories of local residents who risked their own lives to protect victims of genocide during the Nazi regime of terror.

    Upstanders: Courage in the Face of Evil honors and presents the stories of local residents who risked their own lives to protect victims of genocide during the Nazi regime of terror.

    Upstanders: Courage in the Face of Evil honors and presents the stories of local residents who risked their own lives to protec...

    Upstanders: Courage in the Face of Evil honors and presents the stories of local reside...

    Upstanders: Courage in the Face of Evil honors and presen...

    Upstanders: Courage in the Face ...

    Upstanders: Courage in...

  • SURVIVOR STORIES

    As they appear in the exhibit, from their history before and during the Holocaust, to their arrival in Santa Barbara.

    As they appear in the exhibit, from their history before and during the Holocaust, to their arrival in Santa Barbara.

    As they appear in the exhibit, from their history before and during the Holocaust, to their arrival in Santa Barbara.

    As they appear in the exhibit, from their history before and during the Holocaust, to their arrival in Santa Barbara.

    As they appear in the exhibit, from their history before and during the Holocaust, to t...

    As they appear in the exhibit, from their history before ...

    As they appear in the exhibit, f...

    As they appear in the ...

  • Video Portraits Clips

    Several clips from the video Portraits of Survival projects, with first-hand personal accounts of the Holocaust.

    Several clips from the video Portraits of Survival projects, with first-hand personal accounts of the Holocaust.

    Several clips from the video Portraits of Survival projects, with first-hand personal accounts of the Holocaust.

    Several clips from the video Portraits of Survival projects, with first-hand personal accounts of the Holocaust.

    Several clips from the video Portraits of Survival projects, with first-hand personal a...

    Several clips from the video Portraits of Survival projec...

    Several clips from the video Por...

    Several clips from the...

  • Kristallnacht Observance 2015

    Watch the video of the 2015 Kristallnacht anniversary at
    Jewish Federation's Bronfman Family JCC, which included filmed testimonies from local Survivors as well as memories recounted in person at the event.

    Watch the video of the 2015 Kristallnacht anniversary at
    Jewish Federation's Bronfman Family JCC, which included filmed testimonies from local Survivors as well as memories recounted in person at the event.

    Watch the video of the 2015 Kristallnacht anniversary at
    Jewish Federation's Bronfman Family JCC, which included filmed testimonies from local Survivors as well as memories recounted in person at...

    Watch the video of the 2015 Kristallnacht anniversary at
    Jewish Federation's Bronfman Family JCC, which included filmed testi...

    Watch the video of the 2015 Kristallnacht anniversary at
    Jewish Federation's Bronfman...

    Watch the video of the 2015 Kristallnacht anniversary at ...

    Watch the video of the 2015 Kris...

    Watch the video of the...

  • Portraits of Survival YouTube Channel

    Our YouTube channel features +30 videos of our Survivors and special events.

    Our YouTube channel features +30 videos of our Survivors and special events.

    Our YouTube channel features +30 videos of our Survivors and special events.

    Our YouTube channel features +30 videos of our Survivors and special events.

    Our YouTube channel features +30 videos of our Survivors and special events.

    Our YouTube channel features +30 videos of our Survivors ...

    Our YouTube channel features +30...

    Our YouTube channel fe...

  • SPECIAL PROGRAMS

    Throughout the year the Portraits program provides special observances for Yom HaShoah, Yom HaZikaron, Kristallnacht, and more.

    Throughout the year the Portraits program provides special observances for Yom HaShoah, Yom HaZikaron, Kristallnacht, and more.

    Throughout the year the Portraits program provides special observances for Yom HaShoah, Yom HaZikaron, Kristallnacht, and more.

    Throughout the year the Portraits program provides special observances for Yom HaShoah, Yom HaZikaron, Kristallnacht, and more.

    Throughout the year the Portraits program provides special observances for Yom HaShoah,...

    Throughout the year the Portraits program provides specia...

    Throughout the year the Portrait...

    Throughout the year th...

Portraits of Survival Contact
Please visit!

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara
524 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hours: Mon-Thur 9:00 am-5:00 pm,  Fri 9:00 am-3:30 pm, or by appointment

 

For Info & Docent-led Group Tours:
Director Ruth Steinberg, (805) 957-1115 x123

 

Endowment and Funding opportunities:
Michael S. Rassler, (805) 957-1115

 

 

More about the Programs and the Survivors

DISCUSSION GROUPS

For Holocaust survivors and refugees, and for children of survivors.

IN THE MEDIA

We are creating news of our own. Read about events and see photos.

VIDEO PORTRAITS OF SURVIVAL

Three films documenting the experiences of several survivors