First Friend at Beth El: What Are the Chances?

Categories: 100 Reasons, Community Voices
 

My first friend at Beth El:

The first summer that we joined Beth El, Steve and I came to a new member picnic.  We happened to sit at a table outside with another couple. What are the chances that I sit down and start talking to an actuary?!?!  I am an actuary, and there are not many female actuaries . . . and this was a female Jewish actuary!!

Stephanie Harris and I became buddies right away, had kids, and have stayed friends and gone through our life cycle events together.

Geri Recht

 

100 Reasons is a new blog series featuring members of our diverse and delightful congregational family.  We are celebrating Beth El’s 100th anniversary this year with 100 stories, 100 memories, 100 reasons to join us! If you would like to add your story or memory to the blog, please contact Nancy Langer.

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