Check out this cool song:

Honika Electronica by Comedian Eric Schwartz AKA SMOOTH-E

No matter where you are, you can be a Jewish star! Thanks to technological advancements, it’s never been easier to celebrate the festival of lights. Start by forwarding this song to a friend or 100. Watch the video and enjoy!!!

The Young Adult Division (YAD) invites you to the

5th annual Vodka Latke
Experience a Real Chanukah Party, the Festival of Lights!

Saturday, December 17, 8 pm – 12 am

Casa Las Palmas at Chase Palm Park
323 E. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara

Gourmet Latke Bar & Light Appetizers, Open Vodka Bar, DJ & Dancing, Photo Booth, Raffle & Silent Auction! Cocktail Attire.

Buy Tickets Now!
$15 by December 1st!
$20 thereafter
or 957-1115 x107 –

Vodka Latke is a YAD Campaign Event that encourages Tzedakah by offering more benefits to those who support our Mission*

Your pass and raffle ticket are free if you are a Mensch, Super Jew (+1 guest) or Zohan (+2 guests)! See right side for more info about YAD Campaign benefits.

This is a community wide event for any young adults who wish to have an amazing Chanukah experience. Overnight accommodations available nearby. For details:, 957-1115 x107

Sponsored by:
The Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara – Young Adult Division
– Scott Topper Productions Santa Barbara Jewish Mitzvah DJ
– RND Vodka, your local Brilliant American Vodka
– Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer Kelsey Crews Photo
– Visikord Interactive A New Way to Experience Music
– Catering by Chef Jean Paul Luvanvi Bringing Food to Life
– Vodka Latke Logo Design by Rochie Pinson
Vodka Latke

Raffle & Auction Sponsors:
Avia Spa
Axxess Santa Barbara
The Grapeseed Co.
He’Brew – Schmaltz Brewing
Key 2 Fitness
Kick-On Ranch & Vineyards
Our Daily Bread
Ultimate Bagels

Be a part of the Young Adult Division Campaign:
2011-2012 YAD invites you to be a…

ZohanPledge $500—Zohan T-shirt, free admission to all YAD Events & Vodka Latke (+2 guests & Raffle Tickets), 1 drink per happy hour, lunch with a legend, and more!

Pledge $100—Super Jew T-shirt, free admission to Speaker Events & Vodka Latke (+1 guest & Raffle Ticket), and 1 drink per happy hour!

Pledge $50—free admission to Speaker Events & Vodka Latke!

YAD Coordinator: 957-1115 x107
*The Young Adult Division empowers Jewish identity and builds community and leadership among young adults.
– Community Action,
– Professional Development,
– Friendship…
Our future is now.

Your generosity supports programs of:
– The Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center
– Jewish Family Service: Counseling, Senior Services, Volunteer Programs, Schmooze Room
– Portraits of Survival: Docent-led Community Education
– Rescue, Relief, Resettlement, Rehabilitation
2011 Vodka Latke
2011 Vodka Latke Party Extraordinaire!

Shout out to:

Temple Judea West Hills Campus

Temple Judea Built with Green Construction Technology

For Immediate Release Oct 21, 2011

Temple Judea’s New Building Recognized for Leadership in Energy Efficiency and “Green” Construction

— Synagogue Nominated to Receive “Energy Oscar” by California Interfaith Power & Light–

TARZANA, CALIFORNIA — Temple Judea, a reform Jewish congregation in the West San Fernando Valley, has been named a finalist for an “Energy Oscar” award by California Interfaith Power & Light (CIPL) in recognition of its “green” efforts in a recent multi-million dollar rebuilding project. CIPL works with thousands of congregations across the state on energy efficiency, renewable energy, education and advocacy, and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

“Since we began initial discussions nearly 10 years ago to expand and rebuild our Tarzana campus, our focus has been on community responsibility with energy conservation as an key ingredient of that commitment,” explained Temple Executive Director Ellen Franklin.

Following an extensive feasibility study and wide-ranging interview process, the synagogue hired well-known San Francisco architects Herman Coliver and Locus in 2007 who were extremely experienced in synagogue design. Additionally, temple leaders worked closely with the Tarzana Neighborhood Council Land Use Committee to review the plans and gain their full approval on the project.

Throughout the two-year construction period, temple leaders were committed to making their new synagogue as “green” as possible and enacted a comprehensive series of energy efficiency and environmental measures in the new building. Some of these features include:

On-site storm water infiltration pit which prevents storm water from entering and polluting city streets and sewers,

25% fly ash content in concrete mix, in lieu of cement, reducing greenhouse gases,

Formaldehyde-free plywood,

High efficiency heating and cooling systems,

Thermal Break aluminum window frames with low-e coating,

Bamboo flooring, a rapidly renewable source,

Low VOC paints,

Drought-tolerant, locally-sourced planting including original San Fernando Valley citrus trees and an edible vegetable garden.

“The rebuilding project has enabled Temple Judea to enhance its mission of being a holy space where all congregants have a place of their own to be comfortable, to gather, to grow, to be safe, to learn and to strengthen their ties to Judaism,” said Rabbi Don Goor. “We are honored to provide the “green” infrastructure in this generation for our children and future generations of Jews.

Temple Judea will be presented with its award by CIPL at the “Energy Oscars” ceremony on Tuesday, November 15, at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. CIPL’s goal with the program is to activate California’s faith communities by providing them with links and referrals to local sources of energy audits, building improvements, and solar panel installation.

For more information about Temple Judea, contact Executive Director Ellen Franklin at (818) 758-3800 or

Temple Adat Elohim

Our Mission:

Adat Elohim is a welcoming and fulfilling Jewish community embracing those who seek spirituality, knowledge, and a desire to heal the world.
K’lal Yisrael – The Jewish Community

We welcome all who are interested in joining our community. We were raised in different Jewish denominations and we were raised without affiliation. We were raised in other faith communities and we were raised without religious participation. We have chosen Judaism and we have chosen Jewish loved ones. We are married, single and widowed, in interfaith and interracial relationships. We are all ages, abilities, and orientations. We are together now in one congregation, one extended family. We offer support in times of need, joy in times of celebration, and at all times trust, friendship and community.

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