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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…

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…