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State Street Ballet and Local Survivors Collaborate for Anne's Window

State Street Ballet Presents Women's Work, honoring the legacy of Léni Fé Bland. Featuring the World Premiere of Anne's Window, inspired by the life of Anne Frank

Winner of the 2016 Indy Award for Excellence in Choreography

The Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara would like to t…

Insights from a Great Survivor: Ichak Adizes Shares his Family's Story

At the Jewish Federation's May Matinee at the J, we viewed the Adizes family's documentary movie, I Want to Remember, He Wants to Forget. Following the film, we had the rare opportunity to speak with Dr. Ichak Adizes, who is featured in our permanent Portraits of Survival and Upstanders E…

Margaret Singer turns 95!

Many know Margaret Singer as an amazing artist, teacher, poet, Survivor, and a vocal vegetarian. A venerated member of the Jewish community, she is cherished by all who know her. She was an inspiring art teacher, and has such a loving, creative, and kick-in-the-pants positive spirit that …

An Evening with Israel Expert Zeev Ben-Shachar

On May 18th, the Jewish Federation hosted an intimate and open conversation with internationally renowned Israel educator, Zeev Ben-Shachar, at the home of Board Member Rena Brawer and her husband Steve.

The special event was well attended by dedicated supporters of the Federation. The live…

YAD Shabbat Dinner - May 20th

On Friday, May 20th, members of the Young Adult Division (YAD) and a few special guests were invited to a beautiful Shabbat dinner at Leslie and Mark Schneiderman's home.

From the BBQ'd artisan pizzas to the homemade challah (Thank you, Atty Berry!), as well as mouth-watering salmon, kal…