Santa Barbara Hillel is pleased to honor Blanca & Leon Presser, Sissy Taran, and Judi Koper at our 15th Annual Santa Barbara Hillel Hall of Fame celebration. Blanca, Leon, and Sissy will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Judi will receive our Alumni Achievement Award. Each of them has helped Santa Barbara Hillel become a hub of Jewish life and a home away from home for our students. Learn more about our honorees by reading their bios here: Hall of Fame Bios 2018
The festive brunch will be held on the morning of Sunday, March 11, 2018.
A commemorative tribute book is being prepared in celebration of our honorees. Place a tribute in their honor and/or to buy tickets to join us at the event here: Hillel Hall of Fame Brunch Tickets and Tributes
Questions? Contact Jillian Juni, Associate Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-968-1280 x21
In accepting this honor, Blanca & Leon Presser, Sissy Taran, and Judi Koper join an incredible group of individuals. Here is a list of our past honorees: Hall of Fame:
2017: Jill & Lenny Fromer, Richard F. Parisse 2016: Rabbi Arthur Gross-Schaefer, Gary Linker 2015: Ron Gans & Nina Gelman-Gans, Richard Hecht 2014: Sue & J.W. Colin, Mara Vishniac Kohn & Walter Kohn 2013: Rabbi Stephen & Marian Cohen, Richard Silver 2012: Laini & Peter Melnick, Bernice & Louis Weider 2011: Dale & Michael Nissenson, Anne & Michael Towbes 2010: Steven A. Amerikaner, Selma Rubin (z"l) 2009: Judy Karin, Judy Meisel 2008: Sara Miller McCune, Abraham Presser 2007: Leatrice Luria & Eli (z"l), Joan Rothenberg 2006: Rhoda & Jesse Colman, Natalie & Raymond (z"l) Myerson 2005: Julie Friedman, Yale Coggan 2004: Shirley & Seymour Lehrer, Martie Levy Alumni Achievement Award: 2017: Sarice & Mark Silverberg
2016: Jordan Fruchtman 2015: Scott & Julie Ehrnstein 2014: Zoe & Danny Corwin 2013: David Cygielman