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JLEAD Inaugural Graduation 2016

On Monday, July 25th, the Jewish Leadership Education and Development (JLEAD) program held a Graduation Ceremony for its inaugural class of eight outstanding young leaders in the Santa Barbara community: Adam Klein, Briana Sapp Tivey, Carly Simon-Gersuk, Christopher Berry, Evan Bender, Kendr…

Schmooze Room Café for Seniors

Going on its 14th year as the heartbeat of the Jewish Federation's Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center, Schmooze Room Café for Seniors is run by Jewish Family Service, under the direction of JFS Director, Ruth Steinberg, with support from our Clinical Services and Senior Program…

Celebrating our Beautiful Arts Community!

On Sunday, July 10th, the opening reception for Art at the JCC's Abstract Art Collective Exhibit: Summer Selections welcomed over 200 guests to the Federation's Bronfman Family JCC. 

A recent VOICE magazine article explained: "The all abstract show represents 49 Collective members and a…

JLEAD Launches Kosher Food Pantry

The inaugural Jewish Leadership Education & Development Program (JLEAD) members are creating a Kosher Food Pantry at the Federation’s Bronfman Family JCC to support the special cultural and nutritional needs of our Community. 

This project looks to combat hunger and reflects our commitm…

Art at the JCC Special Event: A Conversation with Willem Volkersz

On June 7th, Robin and Dan Cerf generously hosted a packed house for an Art at the JCC special event called "Connecting the Dots in 3D: The Artful Dimension of a Life Journey" A Conversation with Willem Volkersz. Having recently met and purchased a piece from Volkersz, the Cerfs invited…