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Ubumwe Preschool Project in Rwanda

The Ubumwe Preschool Project began in the Fall of 2010. Our goal was to build a preschool for the children of Gisenyi, Rwanda and to raise awareness here at CBB about the on-going effects of the Rwandan genocide that took place in 1994. With several other Santa Barbara organizations we raised all of the funding [...]

2016-11-28T09:48:44+00:00 December 8th, 2014|Social Action|

10th Grade Confirmation Class

This year’s confirmation class is focusing their curriculum on g’milut chasadim (acts of loving-kindness). This fall they visited seniors at Maravilla to deliver apples and honey for Rosh HaShanah, raised over 500 pounds of food at a Market Drive for the SB County Food Bank, they served food to over 100 homeless guests the Rescue [...]

2014-12-08T23:27:02+00:00 December 8th, 2014|Confirmation, Social Action|

Blankets for Blessings

This fall we held in a blanket drive and donated 200 blankets to Casa Esperanza in advance of their winter shelter opening for the homeless men and women in our community. If you are interested in organizing any kind of donation drive, please contact

2016-11-28T09:48:44+00:00 December 8th, 2014|Social Action|

Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Build

CBB members donated their time and brawn to help build a new affordable housing development on Canon Perdido. The new development had its grand opening on November 18th, but there are always on-going ways to support our local Habitat for Humanity chapter. If you are interested in more information, please contact Rose Cohen.

2014-12-08T23:23:55+00:00 December 8th, 2014|Social Action|

Young Adult Interfaith Dialogue Group

Young adults members of CBB (ages 22-39) are meeting monthly with other young adults from the Islamic Society of Santa Barbara and Trinity Episcopal Church to talk about religion, culture, belief, practice and faith. The goal of the group is to raise awareness and understanding among different faith communities here in Santa Barbara. If you [...]

2014-12-08T23:22:37+00:00 December 8th, 2014|Social Action|

High Holiday Food Drive

Every year CBB holds a canned good food drive that begins on Erev Rosh Hashanah and ends on Simchat Torah.  All the food that is collected is donated to the Santa Barbara County Food Bank. If you are interested in helping with next year’s food drive, please contact

2016-09-18T11:52:43+00:00 December 8th, 2014|Social Action|

Transition House: Preparing Meals for Families in Need

Transition House is an amazing organization dedicated to addressing family homelessness. Since 1984, it has helped families end their reliance on public assistance by providing family-centered support services. For more than 20 years, a handful of CBB members have helped prepare and serve a hot dinner to about 25 families every month. Please join us [...]

2014-12-08T23:17:48+00:00 December 8th, 2014|Social Action|

Mitzvah Day 2015

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 Join us for a COMMUNITY BREAKFAST at 9:30. Followed by Mitzvah Day projects 11am -4pm. Celebrate Rabbi Cohen’s 10th anniversary, and embrace the spirit of giving back to our Santa Barbara community!  Join us in a variety of fun and inspiring mitzvot, and find a way of helping others that works best [...]

2016-11-28T09:48:44+00:00 November 18th, 2014|Get Involved, Mitzvah Day, Social Action, Volunteer|

Fredrick Ndabaramiye Visit

Fredrick Ndabaramiye will be at CBB Friday Night Oct. 10 He will join us for Shabbat and share his new book Frederick: A Story of Boundless Hope He will speak during the service and be available afterwards at the Oneg Shabbat along with several members of our congregation who are very involved with the Ubumwe [...]

2016-11-28T09:48:44+00:00 October 7th, 2014|Social Action|

The Inzu Y’Abana Preschool

The Inzu Y’Abana Preschool   CBB’s Global Justice Committee has been focused on building a preschool in the village of Gisenyi, Rwanda.  We have partnered with various community organizations as well as our friends in Rwanda and have identified a need for a preschool to serve the young children of Gisenyi, Rwanda.  Frederic Ndabaramiye, a [...]

2016-11-28T09:48:44+00:00 September 19th, 2014|Social Action|