16th Annual Jewish Festival of Santa Barbara

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Santa JerusalemApril 28th, 2002

Santa Barbara's 16th Annual Jewish Festival 

Experience the rich traditions and culture of the Jewish people at the 16th Annual Santa Barbara Jewish Festival. Bigger and better than ever enjoy an afternoon filled with dance, food, crafts, art,  information and the sights and sounds of our joyous culture.  Children will be captivated by their own kiddie's entertainment area complete with crafts, games, and activities. Sunday April 28th, 2002, 11 am to 6 pm at Oak Park. Admission is free.

Tikkun Olum
The Spirit of Tikkun Olam

This year the Festival theme is Tikkun Olam, Healing of the world. As inhabitants of this world, we aim to have a positive effect on our environment. An important Jewish value within this context is Bal Taschit, which forbids Jews from wasting valuable resources surrounding them. We are inviting our friends and neighbors to join us in making this event a celebration that promotes a better environment in which all of us can live.

Become a Sponsor

From volunteering, to sponsoring, to having your own exhibit, there are many opportunities to become involved in the festival. Follow the links above to see where you can help.

Master of Ceremonies

Adding his celebrity to this year's festival is Sean Kanan (of "The Bold and the Beautiful" fame) as our festival Master-of-Ceremonies. Sean will launch the day of engaging
entertainment on two stages, including Israeli dancing, musical talents, several special guest speakers, story telling, a prize drawing, and more. On the grounds spanning the stages you will find a delightful selection of foods, unique crafts, games, and the always popular previously-owned book sale. 


Experience a day full of the sights, sounds, and delights of the Jewish culture.

Guest Speakers -
Lois Capps

Lois Capps

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The Santa Barbara Jewish Festival is sponsored by the Santa Barbara Jewish Federation.

Ye' Big Book Sale
BooksaleMake room for those new books that you will get at the festival by donating your already read books to the Jewish Federation for their book sale. Every book helps. Please bring them by the Jewish Community center, 524 Chapala Street.
  Getting to Oak Park
The festival takes place within the idyllic setting of Oak Park, so named for it's splendid canopy of California Live Oak trees.  Follow the "getting there" link above to find a map, directions, and bus schedule to get to this event. There is always lots of free parking.

Copyright 2002, Jewish Federation, Santa Barbara, California