The Jurkowitz Center for Community Engagement

About

The Jurkowitz Center for Community Engagement, a program of the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, identifies unmet community needs related to the performing arts and ensures the community is actively engaged with, and inspired by, The Granada Theatre.

The Center was established in 2014 by Irma and Morrie Jurkowitz who have been residents of Santa Barbara for over fifty years. One-time owners of The Granada Theatre and the tower building above it, they established the Jurkowitz Center for Community Engagement in honor of their daughter and grandson who loved the performing arts and music education.

Irma and Morrie Jurkowitz
Irma and Morrie Jurkowitz