• Reflections from Hillel Staff Member, Steff Altman: A Month Living Like an Israeli
    Jul 29, 2014

    I haven’t kept a journal here, although retrospectively I wish I had. It is July 28, 2014 and I am nearing the end of a month long stay in Tel Aviv. I staffed Santa Barbara Hillel’s June Birthright Trip and when it ended on June 29 I hopped on a train and a bus to wander my way to an apartment in central Tel Aviv. I had no idea wh ...

  • Santa Barbara Hillel Opens Its Doors for Town Hall Meeting
    Jul 24, 2014

    On Monday, July 21st, students, community members, and local officials gathered at Santa Barbara Hillel for a Town Hall Meeting, organized by UCSB Associated Students. There have been a series of such meetings over the last few months. The goal of these meetings has been to bring together a number of interested parties to discuss some o ...

  • An Updated Message from SB Hillel Regarding the Current Situation in Israel
    Jul 18, 2014

    Santa Barbara Hillel continues to stand with our brothers and sisters in Israel. On Thursday, July 17th, Israel began a ground operation in Gaza to destroy Hamas tunnels and weapons in hopes of ending rocket fire upon Israeli cities. May all innocent people be spared, may the IDF be both resolute and humane, and may we see a speedy resolution ...

  • A Message from Rabbi Evan Goodman Regarding the Current Situation in Israel
    Jul 10, 2014

    Santa Barbara Hillel stands with our brothers and sisters in Israel as it defends its citizens during Operation Protective Edge. Just last week I returned from touring there with 40 of our SB Hillel students. Some of our students, staff and lay leadership remain in Israel today. We care deeply for their safety, and for the well-being ...

  • Join Us for a Memorial Service Tonight at Hillel, 7pm
    Jun 30, 2014

    In deepest sadness, we invite you to join us tonight, Monday, June 30th, for a memorial at SB Hillel at 7pm.  We will join as a community to remember the 3 Israeli teens, Eyal Yifrah, Gil-ad Shaal, and Naftali Fraenkel who were kidnapped and murdered. This event is organized and led by our students, inclu ...

  • 40 SB Hillel Students Enjoy Israel Together
    Jun 24, 2014

    On Wednesday, June 19th, 40 Santa Barbara Hillel students, accompanied by staff members Rabbi Evan and Steff, embarked on the trip of a lifetime.  Their days are spent traveling, experiencing, and connecting to Israel.  Some highlights include a visit the Kotel (Western Wall) in Jerusalem, camel riding in the Negev, hiking up Moun ...

  • Nesiyah Tova (Good Travels) to our June Taglit-Birthright Group!
    Jun 17, 2014

    In the early morning hours of Wednesday, June 18th, 40 Santa Barbara Hillel students, accompanied by staff members Rabbi Evan and Steff, will embark on the trip of a lifetime. They will spend 10 days traveling, experiencing, and connecting to Israel. We wish them safe travels and a wonderful journey!

  • Thanks for a Great School Year!
    Jun 17, 2014

    We have had a fabulous school year here at Santa Barbara Hillel. We want to extend a huge THANK YOU to the students, community members, and staff who made this year a big success.

    At the end of the school year and as we approach the end of our fiscal year on June 30th, we h ...

  • It's Summertime at Santa Barbara Hillel!
    Jun 17, 2014

    Santa Barbara Hillel presents our summertime office hours:

    Monday - Thursday: 10:00am - 4:30pm
    Friday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Join us for Shabbat Morning Throughout the Summer:
    10:30 AM Saturday Shabbat Services with the Isla Vista Minyan

    For more information, visit our Fac ...

  • Finals Study @ SB Hillel - Extended Hours!
    Jun 03, 2014

    SB Hillel has cozy and quiet spaces for finals week week - plus we put out snacks and drinks! Make SB Hillel your finals study destination throughout the days and into the nights! Don't miss J.H.O.B. (Jewish House of Breakfast) for your study break Monday starting at 10pm!

    Finals Week Building Hours are as follows:

    Sunday, June 8th: 3pm to ...


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Isla Vista, CA 93117
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