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Our Administrative Staff

Erin Bersin, Finance Director

Erin, a native of Colorado, has called Texas her home since 1998. She attended Southern Methodist University and earned a degree in Financial Accounting. After graduation, she moved to the Houston area and has been here ever since. She joined the temple staff in January 2017 and does an exceptional job of handling the accounts receivables/payables as well as all of the business functions for the temple. Erin is married to Michael, and they are proud parents of two daughters.


Michele Croft, Director of Education

Michele, a former New Englander, has called Texas her home since 1988.  She attended the University of Vermont where she earned a degree in Elementary Education.  She has her Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in reading.  Michele has been teaching for over 30 years.  During this time, she has taught preschoolers through high school age students.  Michele is married to her husband Wayne, and are the proud parents of two grown sons.  They have been members of Congregation Beth El since 1991.  She has taught all ages in the religious school and is now the Religious School Director.  


Marilyn Gorel, Office Manager

Marilyn grew up in Laredo, Texas, and received a degree in business from the University of Texas in Austin in Business Administration. Marilyn served Beth El Preschool for over 25 years and now has taken on the role of Temple Office Manager. Marilyn is married to Lance, and they are the proud parents of two daughters.


Norma Gonzales, Digital Specialist

Norma, a fourth-generation Texan, has worked in Houston’s Jewish community for over 15 years. She began her Jewish career as the temple administrator at Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism, assistant to the senior rabbi and program director at Congregation Beth Yeshurun. Norma joined the staff at Beth El in 2017 as the Administrator and is now using her graphic and creative skills as our
first Digital Specialist. Norma is married to Rudy Gonzales and they are the proud parents of
one son and seven daughters, and doting grandparents to ten little people.

Sat, May 28 2022 27 Iyyar 5782