The Israel Committee of Santa Barbara is an independent organization whose purpose is to foster informed support for Israel in the community, to facilitate effective responses to anti-Israel bias in the media and other public forums, and to provide opportunities for study and dialogue on related topics.

The Israel Committee of Santa Barbara is chaired by:

Peter Melnick

2017 Members:

Laini Millar Melnick

David Shapiro

Michael Rassler

Ruth Steinberg

Gary Abrams

Ron Zonen

Peter Jacobson

Yoav Schaefer

Marilyn Simon-Gersuk

Ira Weingarten

Catherine Pfaff

Shelly Rosen


Rabbi Arthur Gross-Schaefer
Rabbi Steve Cohen

Friends and Past Members of the Committee:

Rich Cain
Nadav Caspi
Ami Cohen
Rabbi Allison Conyer
Bryan Conyer
Ralph Daniel
Betsy Drucker
Abe Gean
Rabbi Evan Goodman
Corie Johndro
Beth Katz
Laura Kalman
Drew Abrams
Meital Levi
Marti Martine
Suzy Kaufer Z”L
Daniel Melnick
Ricardo Redisch
Ruscha Robbins
Sigal Rosenblit
Ken Rotman
Daniel Some
Cyndi Silverman
Lucy Silverstone
Gail Teton-Landis
David Teton-Landis
Julian Weissglass
Noa Yaari