Annual Campaign


It is the Annual Campaign that addresses the most pressing needs and issues at a moment's notice.

It is the Annual Campaign that feeds the hungry, helps the unemployed, supports families with special needs, and funds Jewish education.

It is the Annual Campaign that has been the glue that has held the Jewish community together for 100 years, and will continue to do so for the next 100.


On behalf of the thousands of men, women, and children who are in desperate need of a better life, commit to the Centennial Year Annual Campaign and become part of a 100-year-old solution.


There is no better time to get involved because, through the Jewish Federation, you can make a world of difference and deliver the gift of hope to those in need.
We are here for the Jewish People...and we will never let them down.

Annual Campaign Video

Featuring a poem by poet Andrew Lustig about Jewish life, Federation and the power of giving.

Where Your Dollars Go


Every year the annual campaign helps those in need from Jewish communities at home and abroad.

Here are some of the ways we support our fellow Jews.

  • Jewish Family Service Emergency Funds

    Through JFS, emergency funds are distributed to help people get back on their feet. These are immediately impactful local interventions that your donations provide.

  • Holocaust Education

    Portraits of Survival provides educational programs that make life-changing impact on students and community members by offering first-hand accounts from Holocaust survivors.

  • Protecting the Vulnerable

    When cold winds whipped through Dora Pozel’s house in the Carpathian Mountains of western Ukraine, Federation helped with warm clothes, blankets, a gas stove, a heater and a radiator.


Ways to Get Involved


There are many ways you can contribute to the annual campaign

and make a difference in Jewish communities at home and across the globe.

  • Make a Donation

    For the cost of a movie or a dinner out you can help buy books for children, hot meals for a senior, medical treatment for a Ukrainian Jew, and much, much more.

  • Give a Recurring Gift

    Help support the Federation on an ongoing basis and become a Sustainer by making a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual gift.

  • Create a Tribute

    For weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, birthdays or other special occasions, tributes honor those close to you and help make a difference.

  • Establish a Legacy

    Discover the extraordinary impact of life income gifts, gift annuities, and other planned giving. Find out about which assets to use to make a planned gift.

Contact Us

Have questions? We're here to help.

By Mail

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara
524 Chapala St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

By Phone

Monday-Thursday 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am-3:30 pm
(805) 957-1115

By Email

Anais Pellegrini
Director of Development