Join Us for Sunday Morning Live!

Each month, CBB hosts our community breakfast and speaker series known as Sunday Morning Live. Speakers include an array presenters, from community-based to world-renowned professionals, academics, artists, activists, and more.

Things kick off at 8:45 AM  with the “Kenny Gaynes Memorial Best Darn Breakfast!” prepared by our very own SML Kitchen Crew. The speaker starts at 9:45 AM and runs till 11 AM (approx).

Save the Date for our next event!
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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Gil Hoffman

“Red States, Blue States & the Jewish State”

The noted US-Israeli journalist Gil Hoffman gives an insider’s account about what lies ahead for Israel’s new government and the future of the US-Israel relationship.

Gil Hoffman is the chief political correspondent and analyst for The Jerusalem Post.

This event is generously sponsored by the Florence and Laurence Spungen Family Foundation, in memory of Aaron Lieberman.

Sunday, Dec 1, 2019

Professor Laurie L. Levenson

“Tzedek, Tzedek Tirdof: Protecting the Innocent and Helping the Wrongfully Convicted”

Join us for a fascinating look at the Jewish perspective on our criminal justice system, focusing on why Innocence Projects are so important, and where this system has gone wrong.

Professor Laurie Levenson is a noted legal scholar and holds the David W. Burcham Chair in Ethical Advocacy at Loyola Law School.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Janet Garufis

“The Economic Outlook for Santa Barbara”

The CEO of Montecito Bank & Trust will discuss the current climate for banking and lending, the impact interest rates on local economic activity, and the issue of housing and homelessness for Santa Barbara.

As CEO of Montecito Bank & Trust, Janet Garufis oversees the largest and oldest locally owned bank on the Central Coast.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Joe Levin

Joe Levin is the co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center. From 1971, he served the SPLC in various capacities, including legal director, chair of the board, president and CEO, and general counsel, retiring in 2016. He continues to serve the SPLC as an emeritus member of the board.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Professor Yossi Leshem

“Migrating Birds Know No Boundaries”

The noted Israeli ornithologist outlines a fascinating case study in Middle East cooperation, as Israelis, Palestinians and Jordanian farmers, naturalists a– even former Army Generals – work together on various projects, including migratory bird protection, to help spread organic farming techniques across borders.

Yossi Leshem lectures in the Department of zoology of Tel Aviv University. Formerly the director general of the society for the protection of nature in Israel (SPNI), he is establishing the International Center for the study of Bird Migration at Latrun.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Professor Daniel Matt

“From Kabbalah to the Big Bang: Ancient Wisdom and Contemporary Spirituality”

Dr. Daniel Matt, one of the world’s leading authorities on Kabbalah, will introduce us to some of the central themes of the Jewish mystical tradition.

Daniel Matt is a scholar of Kabbalah and a professor at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. He received Ph.D. from the Brandeis University and has taught at Stanford University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Professor Zach Eilon

“Seismic Santa Barbara”

Dr. Eilon is an expert in structural seismology and assistant professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at UC-Santa Barbara.