About Us

Santa Barbara Hillel exists to enrich student lives so that they may enrich our community, the Jewish people, and the world. We are an independent non-profit student life organization affiliated with Hillel International.

Santa Barbara Hillel enables students to connect with one another in a Jewish environment at their “Jewish Home Away From Home.” We offer a safe, welcoming, and pluralistic presence as a vibrant center of student life in Isla Vista. Read our full mission and vision here. 

Santa Barbara Hillel is proactive in standing up for our students, building bridges, and fostering a positive campus climate. Santa Barbara Hillel is uniquely positioned to reach students at this formative time in their lives by providing them with the tools they need to help create the Jewish future.

Students here primarily attend University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Santa Barbara City College (SBCC), and we are affiliated with a world-wide organization of Jewish college students.

Jewish students love life in Santa Barbara. Click here to see the report about how Santa Barbara Hillel is leading the way to a positive campus climate.

The home of Santa Barbara Hillel is the

MIlton Roisman Jewish Center at 

781 Embarcadero Del Mar

Isla Vista, CA 93117