Geri Gregory was born in Seattle, Washington, left at age ten to move to Washington, D.C., but got to Texas as fast as she could, after graduating from high school in Montgomery, Alabama. She attended the University of Texas in San Antonio and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts – concentration Painting.
Geri has been working at Temple Beth-El since July 10, 1984, shortly after graduating from college. She began her employment as mailroom clerk, and has served the Temple in various capacities throughout the years, including Publications Clerk, Computer Specialist, Information Systems Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, and she is currently the Temple’s Member Services Coordinator. Her duties include matters related to membership, volunteer coordination, communications, publicity, and programming.
Geri has attended most of the adult education classes offered by the Temple since she began her employment, she has studied with Temple Beth-El’s Adult B’nai Mitzvah class of 2002, both Adult Confirmation Classes, and has actively pursued the study of Hebrew and Judaism. In June of 2007, Geri converted to Judaism, and immediately joined the Adult B’nai Mitzvah class already in progress, which culminated in a B’nai Mitzvah service the weekend of Thanksgiving, 2007. Geri was chosen as one of Temple Beth-El’s Yom Kippur Symposium speakers, in September, 2010.
In the Jewish community, Geri has served on the Israel Independence Day Committee, the Yom Limmud Planning Committee, and the Jewish Family Service Board.
In the wider community, Geri serves on the Neighborhood Faith Convening, Community Seniors’ Programming, and regularly pursues Interfaith and Peace activities.