Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara Welcomes Five New Board Members and a New President

Alan J. Wyner and Lauren Katz
Laura Wyatt

The Jewish Federation welcomes five new Board Members:

David Landecker recently retired as Exec. Director of the Environmental Defense Center, was previously the Executive Director of SB Neighborhood Clinics, and has held numerous public positions. He has degrees in Political Science and a Law. David is a Past-President and Treasurer for Congregation B’nai B’rith, and has been involved in community work for many years.

Stephanie Locker is a CPA working with McGowan Guntermann. She studied Biopsychology and Jewish Studies in college. Stephanie serves on Federation’s Family & Children’s Program Committee, and has been active with our Young Adult Division and a variety of Federation activities.

Rachelle Pegg is Office Manager for Essex Capital Corp. She has an MS in Clinical Psychology. Rachelle chairs Federation’s Young Adult Division (YAD) fundraising events. Rachelle enjoys her work with the Kanaia Outrigger Club and the SB International Marathon.

New Board Members 2013 L-R Leslie Cane Schneiderman, David Landecker, Rachelle Pegg, Don Wolfe, Stephanie Locker.
Laura Wyatt

Leslie Cane Schneiderman’s professional career has been focused in the jewelry industry, and her areas of expertise include merchandising and marketing, brand management, product development and organizational leadership. She earned a degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Organizations and Institutions. Leslie is actively involved with Girls Inc. and the Lobero Theatre.

Don Wolfe is a CPA. He is an Account Manager for ValueClick and has his own private practice. He is a longtime Congregation B’nai B’rith (CBB) Member, served on the Board of Directors, twice as Treasurer. He helped lead the annual Church Rebuilding initiative for CBB for 13 years, and is involved with CBB’s annual Mitzvah Day.

Our new Executive Committee: Alan J. Wyner, President; Lauren Katz, Immediate Past President; Joan Rothenberg, Financial Resource Development; Ron Zonen, Secretary; Don Wolfe, Treasurer; Michael O’Kelley, at-large member.

Continuing on the 2013 Board are: Sarah Cohen-Domont, Alan Levy, Stacey Matson, Laini Millar-Melnick, Michael Nissenson, Ed Rosenblatt, Kenneth Rotman, Sam Sosa, Carol Spungen, and Rabbi Ira Youdovin.

The Jewish Federation raises and distributes funds to support the needs of the local and international Jewish community and is devoted to fulfilling multitude of local needs while providing rescue and relief in Israel and around the world.

The Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center, located at 524 Chapala St., offers a variety of classes, activities and programs which provide education, culture, recreation, and community. The JCC houses several programs:

Jewish Family Service, offering counseling and social services for all;

Portraits of Survival, a photographic exhibit of local Holocaust survivors, as well as an educational program and community resource.

All of the Federation’s programs and activities are open to everyone, regardless of cultural, religious or socio-economic background.

For more information on the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, go to or call 805.957.1115.


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