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-President and continues to serve on its board and various committees. She is Vice President for Education and Programming for the North by NorthWest Region of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism and is a member of its International Committee for Education. She has also served on the Advisory Board for Judaic Studies at Portland State University as well as the Board of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon.

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-night services in Seaside; for over 10 years she has handled membership and notifications about services.

Diana Lindemann joined JWRT in 2018, while holding the position of president of Portland Hadassah. She has been active in Holocaust-survivor services as co-coordinator for the Next Generations Group of Portland over the last 10 years. She also helps landlords and rental-housing owners through the Rental Housing Alliance Oregon, and works with other organizations in the Portland area.

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-profits, including Jewish Family and Child Services and the Heart Gallery of Oregon.

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-time member of Havurah Shalom and is often involved with "nuts and bolts" projects, as well as working with its Shabbat School and youth group. In the community, her focus on gardens and growing food reflects her commitment to the environment and involvement with the OSU Master Gardener program.

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-time volunteer for her synagogue and the community. She is the current JWRT Treasurer.