The Jewish Connection is a place
for the young professionals in the Jewish community to kindle Jewish
friendships, share in the rich customs and traditions of Judaism, and
provide opportunities for social action and education. Get involved. We
assemble an active calendar every quarter that includes a variety of
spiritual, social, and educational events. Here's a little more on what
we're about: connecting,
why join, and
what we do.
- - Here's a few snapshots from
our past events. Check out more photos other past
events; click the "PHOTOS" link below.
- - Here's a few current events to
wet your whistle. Click
"EVENTS" link on the bottom menu bar for more
events and RSVP information.
The Last Hoorah Chanukah Party Sunday, August 29 3 - 8 pm Lisa and Eric Miller's home
The Final Event for the Santa Barbara Jewish Connection!
Saturday, December 11 6:30pm
(come at 6:00 if you want to help cook latkes)
RSVP to Lisa at 569-6023 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Final Letter from the
The Jewish Connection has had a wonderful existence. It was
founded in 1998 by around 15 people who were all looking for
Jewish programs for young adults. Since then, we've seen many
wonderful Shabbat and holiday gatherings. We've had dozens
of social events and even established a coed softball team.
There have been many, many friendships established, as well as
several marriages. It has truly been a successful endeavor!!!
Why is this the end, you ask? Well, for the last two years the
Jewish Connection has been running because of the efforts of
Debbie Smilovitz and myself, Becca Licha. We have had some
help along the way, especially from Howard Friedenberg who
does the website and a few other folks who have come to a
planning meeting or helped host an event. But the truth of the
matter is that there's no one knocking down the door for Jewish
events like there used to be. And since our priorities are shifting
and there's no one to pass the torch to, we have decided that
it's time to face the facts.
So, please join us for the final gathering of "The Connection." We
will be celebrating the six successful years of our group with one
last Party! This will be a vegetarian potluck dinner (dairy OK).
Come at 6:00 if you want to help out with cooking the latkes.
File under "We
Love You Guys": - - Here's a special thanks to all those that attended our events,
those who volunteered their time and energies to make this group happen, and the SB Jewish
Federation for their enthusiastic support. Thanks.
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