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Join Us for Hall of Fame on March 11th

Dec 14, 2017

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 jillian@santabarbarahillel.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


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Isla Vista, CA 93117
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