Director of Congregational Learning
Mel Berwin believes in an innovative, hands-on approach to Jewish learning, and brings this passion to her role directing the ALIYAH youth education program and adult education at Neveh Shalom. Mel has forged the way in the area of inclusion, bringing Neveh Shalom to the forefront as a congregation that welcomes every student and serves all needs.
Director of Early Childhood Education
Leah Conley’s boundless energy and love for learning echo through the halls of our Foundation School. Under Leah’s vision, our preschoolers ask questions and think about the world around them in new ways. Learning runs deep and is tons of fun in Foundation School.
Allyson relocated to Portland from Northern Virginia with her husband and daughter. She comes to us from Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, DC where she worked as the Director of Finance and Administration for 10 years. Allyson is excited to get to know Portland and the members of Congregation Neveh Shalom over the coming year.
Administration and Cemetery Administrator
Marg handles membership accounting questions and assists Finance Director in her functions. She also works on cemetery reservations, troubleshooting issues at the cemeteries, unveilings, and inquiries regarding family members in our cemeteries. In addition, she works with the Institute for Judaic Studies handling accounting and finance with the Executive Director.
Clergy Assistant and Event Coordinator
Lisa Richmond wears many hats as our Clergy Assistant, Event Coordinator, and Facility Manager. Lisa will answer questions and assist in planning Jewish life cycle events from brit milah and baby namings, to b’nai mitzvah and weddings. If you have questions about the use of our building for your simcha contact Lisa.