Meet Our Board

The Greater Portland Hillel board is made up of a group of passionate, professional, and committed lay leaders from the Portland community.  We are so lucky to have individuals with such diverse leadership backgrounds.  Our board members are involved with the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, our local academic institutions, and excel in areas of law, finance, academia, and non-profit management.  We are so grateful to our local lay leadership who devote their time, energy, and resources to ensure that our Portland college students have a Jewish home away from home.

"Portland Hillel is still in its infancy (seven years old) but is going strong.  The few of us who helped launch PDX Hillel had dreams of a thriving local Hillel with a dedicated and engaged group of students and Board members. Those dreams are being realized, and we expect to continue to be realized in the years ahead.  Go PDX Hillel!" - Founding Board President, Rob Shlachter

Josh Frankel - Interim Board President  Senior Vice President, West Bearing Investments

Jason Kaufman - Immediate Past President | Vice President & Senior Relationship Manager, US Bank

Debbie Plawner - President Elect | Principal & Research Director, Discovery Collaborative

Gersham Goldstein | Of Counsel, Stoel Rives, LLC

Jeff Nudelman | Vice President & General Counsel, Harsch Investment Properties

Ben Olds | CPA, Partner, Jack W. Olds & Company

Rob Shlachter | Shareholder, Stoll Stoll Berne Lokting & Shlachter PC

Marcia Weiss | Real Estate Broker, Portland Home Team



Special Thanks to the Following Donors:

Scott and Laurie Dubchansky
Irwin and Renee Holzman

Bob and Rita Philip
Robert and Mara Shlachter

Leonard and Lois Schnitzer Charitable Supporting Foundation
The Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation