Join Us!

CBB is a Reform Jewish synagogue located in the gorgeous foothills of Santa Barbara. Incorporated in 1927, CBB’s roots began with just 15 families. Today we are proud that more than 800 diverse families and individuals call CBB their Jewish home.

We welcome everyone who wants to be a part of CBB’s community and we know that each person who walks through the door is unique. If you are not yet sure you want to be a member we invite you to get to know us. We are happy to add you to our mailing list, so you can learn more about what we offer and participate in those events that interest you. We have an open door policy,  which means that most of our programs are open to the community. Getting involved is the best way to meet people, make friends, and discover what activities strengthen your Jewish identity and help you build community.

Membership is ultimately what makes our community sustainable, so we thank you for considering this meaningful step!

When the time is right, your membership makes a difference.

  1. Contact us to make an appointment. Whether you’re ready to join or still have some questions, please email or call Executive Director Elizabeth Gaynes ( or 805-964-7869)
  2. If you are ready to join, please fill out a New Member form.

Our Board of Trustees sets a recommended yearly membership donation. Many give at this level, some give an alternative amount. Those who are able engage in Leadership Giving, which sustains our temple in many important ways, including allowing young families, and members on fixed or lower incomes to fully participate in congregational life. No one is ever turned away for financial reasons.

We look forward to welcoming you!