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The Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center provides weekly classes, and themed events and holiday celebrations in our colorful children's library.
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The Jewish Federations of North America have released their 2014 public policy priorties; our Washington office brings the Federations’ voice to Capitol Hill and the White House, advocating for life-saving and humanitarian assistance in the United States and 70 other countries around the world.
Our priorities are: safeguarding our nation’s fiscal health while protecting the most vulnerable; promoting the international interests of the Jewish Federations; maximizing incentives for and supporting interests of charitable organizations; meeting the needs of Holocaust Survivors and empowering older adults to age in place; sustaining community services to alleviate poverty; protecting Medicaid, Medicare, and the health safety net; safeguarding the Jewish community from terrorism and extremism; advocating on behalf of individuals with disabilities; coordinating rapid and effective disaster and emergency relief; speaking out for children and families; securing federal funding for community programs; and assisting immigrants and refugees.
Young Judaea Grants Available to help families send their children to either a Year Course in Israel for High School graduates, Israel Summer Programs or Young Judaea’s flagship Camp Tel Yehudah. more

Here comes the Blessing of the Sun

David Kalb

NEW YORK (JTA) -- I have this internal iPod in my head that provides theme music for my life. Lately my theme song is “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles. Not only is it my theme song, but this year it is the theme song of the entire Jewish people.


Holiday Hours

A Novel Way to Teach Torah

by Jerome M. Segal

Judaism is the world’s oldest and strangest book club. Essentially we Jews have one book, and when we finish reading it, we turn back to the beginning and read it again, and again and again. We do this throughout our book club’s thousands and thousands of chapters, and we’ve been doing so for over 2,000 years.

Mekor Chaim: Source of Life


Rabbis in the Jewish community universally have uttered the following lament: If only more of our community read Torah! However, this week's parsha, Parasha Matot, seems to call out to us quite clearly, READ ME!

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The Santa Barbara Jewish Community Foundation is proud to announce an expansion of our grant making opportunites, consolidating our funds under the umbrella of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. read more
Linda & Michael Keston
Keston Family Youth Program
Funds Portraits of Survival and Camp/Overseas Experiences for Santa Barbara County Youth

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara (JFGSB) is delighted to announce the 5-year continuation of the Keston Family Youth Program.

Jewish Word Glossary

From Abba to Zohar, we have a list of words and phrases of both Hebrew and Yiddish origin, covering the range of the Jewish experience, from annual and lifetime events to ritual objects and Jewish cuisine. more
Live Generously


Families seeking a scholarship to help send their child(ren) to a Jewish camp or other Jewish experiences may fill out a scholarship application. Info: or 805-957-1116 x109. 
Click the link for info and applications.
Made possible by generous donations to the Federation's Annual Campaign.

Community Photo Gallery

Better Than Words!

View photos from JCC events.

Volunteer Opportunities

Due to the library's ongoing massive collection review process, it's overflowing with great books at bargain basement prices! Look for our book cart, located in the library or lobby. By donation.

Weekly Torah Portion

Weekly Torah Portion

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Shabbat services
JCC Library
Jewish history, religion and culture; reference books; novels; videos, a children's library, Genealogy resourcees, and a Holocaust Educational Resource Center. Book sale cart with bargain basement prices!  more

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