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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…

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…