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Beit Haverim was founded as a grassroots endeavor emerging through the efforts of many, taking small steps and big leaps to bring us where we are today.

Today, we invite you to review the many opportunities to become more involved and achieve even deeper connection to your community.

Click here to email the office and indicate your interests in serving on a committee.  We look forward to working together to bring even greater joy and community to our congregation!

Below you will find a brief description of each committee and its current chairperson.

Naomi Angier (Co-chair)

Organizes all religious events with the Rabbi and Cantorial Soloist. Oversees service and festival celebrations such as Chanukah, Passover, and High Holy Days.

Religious School
Paul Diller

Serves as a liaison between the parents and the Religious School Administrator. Facilitates parent meetings and coordinates the involvement of parents for activities such as the Teffilah bagels and Purim Carnival.

Dena Gutterman

Fosters membership recruitment and retention. Communicates with prospective members and new members, including providing membership and other requested congregational information.

Rita Sherman

Helps families in our community during life cycle events.

Tikkun Olam/Social Action

Analyzes public affairs issues relating to Judaism that face the community. Operates synagogue social action programs such as foster kids clothing drive, Food Pantry Drive, and Red Cross Blood Drive, and educates members about issues affecting Jewish and non Jewish communities by bringing in guest speakers or publicizing through eblasts. Participates in Jewish Federation of Portland’s Community Relations Committee.

Alan Cohen

Coordinates all paid advertising and free publicity in community bulletins based on info provided by event coordinators. Oversees weekly eblasts and monthly newsletters. Produces and distributes press releases as needed and communicates with reporters.

Ladies’ Group

Coordinates a regular program of activities such as dinners or tea parties to meet new friends and connect with old ones.

Men’s Group
Marc Lavender

Coordinates informal gatherings such as pub crawls, poker, and sporting events to facilitate new friendships and strengthen existing ones.

Laura Bergstrom

Prepares annual budget, manages accounts receivables and payables, presents monthly financial reports to the board and leads the pledge drive committee.

Board of Trustees

Coordinates fundraisers such as dinner auctions or casino nights that bring together community for fun events while raising necessary funds.

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