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FAQs for NFTY Host Families

What is NFTY? NFTY is the youth branch of the Reform Jewish Movement in North America. It is home to all teens that wish to participate in Reform Jewish life and explore their Jewish identity. NFTY SoCal is one of 19 regions that make up NFTY, and it stretches from San Diego to San Luis [...]

2016-11-28T09:48:46-08:00December 19th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Yoni Bio

About Me: I'm the first Sabra in my family, who immigrated from Russia in 1990. My Mom is a kindergarten teacher and my dad is a salesman in the wood industry- their story is the story of another million Russian Jews who immigrated during these years.  My older brother, 26, is a manager in an [...]

2014-01-21T17:43:35-08:00August 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|

CBB Caring Community Manager (CCM)

CBB Caring Community Manager  (CCM) Congregation B’nai B’rith is seeking a dynamic individual to fulfill a newly created position. The Caring Community Manager will work closely with our clergy, staff and lay leaders, and is responsible for engaging our staff and members in the sacred work of caring for each other.  We are looking for [...]

2016-11-28T09:48:46-08:00July 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|

From the Clergy: Rabbi Suzy Stone’s Reflections on the Year

In 1993 one of my favorite movies was released starring Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, and many others. But the most famous came from a no-name White House attendant who stated: “WE’RE WALKING, WE’RE WALKING, and…WE’RE STOPPING.” As we reach the summer months, the Torah takes us through the book of Numbers—our people’s ancient [...]

2016-11-28T09:48:46-08:00June 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Healthier Living Managing Ongoing Health Conditions

Healthier Living Managing Ongoing Health Conditions Mondays: May 6 - June 17 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm At Sansum Clinic Taught by leaders Eryn Eckert PHD and Temple member, Marcy Oswald, a 6 week workshop in partnership with Sansum Clinic and Partners in Care Foundation. Healthier Living is a Stanford University evidence based program recently [...]

2016-11-28T09:48:47-08:00April 19th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Rube Boxer, Board President from 1960 – 1961

A BIT OF TEMPLE HISTORY September 2012 Having now arrived at the ripe old age of 84, I thought it prudent to try to record a bit of Congregation B’nai Brith’s history that, for the most part, seems to now not be generally known.. Pearl and I, and our 4 children came to Santa Barbara, [...]

2016-11-28T09:48:47-08:00April 18th, 2013|Uncategorized|

A Message From Rabbi Cohen

On December 14th 2012, in ten chaotic minutes in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Adam Lanza shot and killed twenty children and six adult staff members who died trying to protect their kids.  We had all grown increasingly numb to gun violence, after one mass shooting after another.  But the slaughter of twenty [...]

2016-11-28T09:48:47-08:00April 8th, 2013|Uncategorized|
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