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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 …

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 Ma…

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…