Jewish Community Alliance Staff


The Jewish Community Alliance is more than just offices and a building. It is also people – volunteers and staff – all dedicated to the traditions of tikkun olam (repairing the world) and gmilut chasadim (acts of loving kindness).

Executive Director:

Ellie Miller

Assistant Director:
Molly Curren Rowles

Finance Manager:

Bonnie Ryan

Jewish Family Services Director:

Karli Efron


Center Day Camp Director:  
Eli Small


Program Coordinator​:  

Fae Silverman


PJ Library and 

Jewish Family Services Volunteer Coordinator:  

Andrea Krasker Gavin

Development Director:  

Alexandra Sax


Programming Director:  
Deena Schoenfeld

Office Manager:     
Catherine MacKinnon

Coordinator of First Impressions:  
Micaela Tepler


Southern Maine Hillel Director: 
Ariel Bernstein


Administrative Assistant:

Jessica Beecher


Senior Community Coordinator:

Rosie Wohl

Communal Jewish Chaplain


Marketing and Communication Coordinator:

Tal Zucker


Early Childhood Education Director:     
Mary Lilly


Early Childhood Education Assistant Director:
Janel Goodman


Toddler Teachers 
Clare Flore

Lauren Bickmore

Megan Tetrault



Nursery Teachers

Kristen Smith

Katherine Woehler

Theresa Yudaken



Pre-K Teachers

Ariel Ruiz

Elaine Isajar

Trevor Lilly



Classroom Float Teacher

Kristina Williams

Olivia Jendrasko