The Jewish Women’s Round Table Board
is made up of twelve very active volunteers from throughout the community:
Ellen Bick is a past president of JWRT and of Congregation Beth Israel Sisterhood and is still active on their boards. She served as President of the Women of Reform Judaism, Pacific District, and is currently a board member. Ellen has served the community as a volunteer with the Goose Hollow Shelter, and Loaves and Fishes.
Toby Blake is past Congregation Neveh Shalom Co-
Jackie Constantine has held many positions in Hadasssah, including serving as President. She has also served on the boards of Jewish Family and Child Service, Neveh Shalom Sisterhood, Robison Sisterhood and Portland Civic Theater. Among her other volunteer activities is working on Albertina Kerr Center auctions.
Leslye Epstein is immediate past President of JWRT and served as president of the National Council of Jewish Women, Portland Section, from 2004 to 2007. One of the greatest achievements under her leadership was saving the therapy pool at MJCC from closure because of a lack of permanent funding. She also has volunteered to work with women in prison, preparing them to get jobs on the outside.
Sue Garber is a member of Beit Haverim. She has served on the Beth Israel Sisterhood
Board, helped out at Loaves and Fishes (now called Lift Urban Portland) and served
as a member of the Robison Home Sisterhood for many years. Sue is part of the North
Coast Shabbat Group, which holds monthly Friday-
Diana Lindemann joined JWRT in 2018, while holding the position of president of Portland
Hadassah. She has been active in Holocaust-
Marki Maizels is the current Round Table President. She is a past President of National
Council of Jewish Women, and has volunteered her skills as writer, designer, video
producer and narrator for a number of local non-
Debbi Montrose has been a board member of the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center and, along with her mother Alice Kern, formed the Oregon Holocaust Survivors, Refugees and Families organization in 1994. She worked tirelessly on the creation of the Oregon Holocaust Memorial and is dedicated to its ongoing operation.
Jerrie Roth has been part of JWRT for many years and served as Portland Hadassah chapter President, as well as holding various positions on their regional board. She has worked for Jewish Federation on its Super Sunday campaign and has done fundraising for Neveh Shalom Sunday School. Jerrie was very active in the Robison Jewish Health Center Sisterhood as president and board member.
Joan Stiber moved to Portland in 2014 and immediately became an active member of Congregation Kesser Israel, supporting and helping the synagogue in many areas. Being a retired teacher, Joan volunteers at Maayan Jewish Day School and has volunteered at Maimonides Jewish Day School.
Adele Thompson is a long-
Barbara Weiland of Shaarie Torah Sisterhood has been coordinating sales for the sisterhood’s
hamentashen fundraiser for many years, where she is recognized for her dedication
and steady leadership. Barbara has been a long-