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Executive Director - Gary Geller

Phone: 408-358-1751 x9

Greetings! My name is Gary Geller, and I'm honored to serve as Executive Director of Congregation Shir Hadash

My role at Shir Hadash runs the gamut from macro to micro, and includes budgeting and fiscal management, facilities, human resources, communications, member relations, Board support, and so much more. I like to think that a big part of my job is to make sure that our communities' experiences while at Shir Hadash goes as smoothly as possible. Though my work is mostly behind the scenes I try to be as visible as possible when I am on site.  

Whether you are a potential member, a new member or a Founder, please reach out to me! I would love to meet with you, answer your questions, provide you with more details about Shir Hadash or just get to know each other better.  


During my professional career, I have sat on both sides of the board room table. For ten years I led the fundraising efforts of two Connecticut Jewish Federations: Stamford and New Haven. I also held leadership roles at Temple Beth El in Stamford, including Treasurer for four years and two years as chair of the Religious School Committee. In addition, I had an 11-year career on Wall Street; prior to that ran Roundtable PAC, a pro-Israel political action committee, for 8 years.


My wife Caroline and I relocated from Stamford, Conn., to the Bay Area five years ago to join our son Josh, who works for Facebook. Josh then married Paige, and they have since moved to Seattle where Josh continues to work for Facebook and Paige is an attorney at Perkins Coie.

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