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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…

Shanti House Mitzvah Project and Rosh Hashanah Thanks

Shanti House’s doors are open to emotionally injured, abandoned youth, who have often also been physically, sexually and emotionally abused. Shanti House believes that a loving home with people who care can change a person’s life. Therefore, home is the center of their care-giving model,…

4th Annual Feed the Funk Benefit Concert

Held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 12:15 am at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, the 4th Annual Feed the Funk Benefit Concert was phunk-nomenal!

We’d like to thank all of our volunteers and +30 performers, including The New Vibe, the Jazz Villains of Notes for Notes, this…

Tikkun Olam: Repairing our Broken World - A Community Conversation

On Thursday, August 18th, the Jewish Federation and its Jewish Family Service Department led a community conversation to speak about troubling local, national, and international events and to ask questions about terrorism, attacks on Israel and Israelis, the Black Lives Matter movement, home…

Linda Vega Flamenco Dancers Perform at Schmooze Room

On July 19th, Linda Vega and dancers from the Linda Vega Dance Studio returned to Schmooze Room to help get our seniors in the Santa Barbara Fiesta spirit!

Linda and her student flamenco dancers have been visiting our seniors for several years, and it’s always a big hit, as you can see f…