- Gender: Female
Rabbi Mehring completed her undergraduate education at UCLA and then she received a Master's degree in Physical Therapy from USC. For many years she had an orthopedic private practice before answering the call to become a rabbi. She sees this transformation as a perfect fit, moving from physical healing to spiritual healing and she continues a deep commitment to the mitzvah of bikkur holim/attending the sick. She serves as Jewish chaplain at Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton, CA.
As a student rabbi, she served Temple Ner Shalom, a Conservative synagogue in San Luis Obispo and has served as cantorial soloist at congregations throughout San Luis Obispo County. Rabbi Mehring formally trained with Cantors Nathan Lam and Perryne Anker before redirecting her studies to become a rabbi. She has sung locally with Cuesta Master Chorale and currently with Canzona, a women's chamber vocal ensemble.
Rabbi Mehring is a member of the San Luis Obispo Advisory Committee of the ADL (Santa Barbara/TriCounties), a member of the San Luis Obispo Ministerial Association, and the Interfaith Liason for the Jewish Community Center of San Luis Obispo. She is Rabbinic Director for the Central Coast Community Chevra Kadisha.