1930 - 2014, Santa Barbara
Jacqueline Kronberg passed away peacefully on Memorial Day, May 26th, 2014. Until the end of her life, her humor and natural force prevailed.
Jacki led a fascinating and full life, marked by a six-decade career, interesting adventures, and numerous contributions.
Jacqueline’s long list of accomplishments includes acting and directing at Second City in Chicago, opening Israel’s first and only repertory theatre, “The Khan,” in Jerusalem, project directing at the West Coast Theatre Company, pioneering award-winning programs for the Los Angeles Children’s Museum, directing the Los Angeles Arts Council, working in Moscow in collaboration with the Writer’s Guild of America, volunteering for Freedom House in the Baltics, and most recently as volunteer, staff writer and contributor at the Santa Barbara–based Dream Foundation.
Jacki had a unique and powerful way of inspiring individuals to literally become all they could be, and achieve goals against seemingly impossible odds. Yet what most friends and colleagues remember most vividly is her ability to see humor in common, every day events, and her mischievously funny storytelling.
Jacqueline is survived by her daughter Molly, son-in-law Bryce Anderson, sister Eleanor Kessel, her family, and many loving friends.
A service will be held for family and close friends on July 20th, 2014, at the Vedante Society Temple in Santa Barbara, CA.