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The Women's Division's 2017 Tzedakah Project

Through The Women’s Division’s 2017 Tzedakah Project, two life-saving vehicles were donated to Santa Barbara’s sister city, Mitzpe Ramon, and the surrounding areas!

A United Hatzalah Ambucycle and United Hatzalah Mini-Lance were dedicated in Mitzpe Ramon, Israel on February 2, 2018.

United Hatzalah Helps Hurricane Harvey Victims in Houston

One week ago Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast. Over the past week, we have all watched, heartbroken, at the scenes of devastation and human toll wrought in its aftermath, particularly in Houston, TX, which suffered the brunt of the storm surges and has been buried in wa…

Jewish Community Security Update

On Sunday, April 23rd, the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara convened a panel discussion with local and national security experts to discuss current and potential threats to the community as well as resources and guidance for threats or events.

The panel members stressed the import…

Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival – Film Lineup Announced

The Second Annual Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival is pleased to announce an impressive lineup for its 2017 Festival to be held from March 23-27 at the New Vic Theatre.

The lineup includes critically acclaimed feature films, documentaries, and a wide variety of shorts from Hungary, The Ne…

Tikkun Olam III: From Homeless to Helpful

On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, Jewish Family Service held the third event in the Tikkun Olam (Repair the World) series entitled "From Homeless to Hopeful.”

Howard Cohen, Clinical Services and Senior Programs Coordinator for Jewish Family Service (JFS), and Elizabeth Mason, Licensed Marr…