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JWN Coffee Hour with Beverlye Hyman Fead

Written by Rose Garcia, on behalf of Beverlye Hyman Fead

Beverlye Hyman Fead was delighted to be invited to speak at the monthly Jewish Women's Network Coffee Hour on January 10th at the Santa Barbara Club where a lovely group of over 30 women gathered to share a morning of coffee…

Welcome to our New Board Members

At its Annual Meeting on January 10, 2017, the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara welcomed two new members to its Board of Trustees, Joy Maskart and Adam Weiss.

Joy Maskart is a native of Stamford, Connecticut and returned to Santa Barbara in October 2015. She earned her B.A. in s…

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 incl…

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…