Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center

at New England England Historic Genealogical Society

Rachel King
Director of the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center
Stephanie Call

Rachel King has held senior management positions at a range of Boston-area cultural and educational non-profits, most recently as Director of Marketing and Communications at the Jewish Women’s Archive. With deep New England roots and a strong interest in Jewish history, Rachel is pleased to bring her experience in marketing, fundraising, and strategic planning to advance the mission of the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Rachel is a magna cum laude graduate of Brown University and has a Master’s degree in English and American Literature from Columbia University. In her volunteer life, she serves on the advisory board of New England Yachad, tutors adult students with the Jeremiah Program–Boston, and is an active member of Temple Shalom of Newton.

Rachel can be reached at rachel.king@nehgs.org or by phone at 617-226-1270.

Stephanie Call
Associate Director of Archives and Education
Stephanie Call

Stephanie has been with the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society since 2007 (when it was the New England Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society). She is responsible for overseeing the JHC archival collections, creating educational programming and content, and conducting outreach.

Stephanie received a B.A. in English and Jewish Studies from Mount Holyoke College and a M.S. in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archives Management from Simmons College. She is a member of the Society of American Archivists and the New England Archivists.

Stephanie can be reached at stephanie.call@nehgs.org or by phone at 617-226-1241.

Judith A. Garner
Archives Outreach Coordinator
Judith A. Garner

Judi is the part-time Archives Outreach Coordinator for the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society. In this role, she meets with synagogues, educational institutions and organizations to introduce them to the work of the JHC.

Judi received an A.B. in History from Wellesley College where her focus was on American Jewish History and Women in American History. She also earned a M.S. degree in Library and Information Science from Simmons College, with a concentration in Archival Management. She has been with the JHC since 2001 (when it was the American Jewish Historical Society) and until recently, served as Director. Judi is a member of the Society of American Archivists and the New England Archivists.

Kelsey Sawyer
Reference and Photo Archivist
Kelsey Sawyer

Kelsey is the Reference and Photo Archivist for the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society. She received her B.A. in History from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and a M.S. in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archives Management from Simmons College. Kelsey started as a volunteer in 2011, joining the staff in September 2012.

In this role, Kelsey manages reference requests and assists researchers with navigating the archives. She is also responsible for a large-scale photo survey project, and the development of resources to engage researchers with our collections.

Kelsey can be reached at jhcreference@nehgs.org or 617-226-1245.

Lindsay Sprechman
Collections Archivist
Lindsay Sprechman

Lindsay began her work at Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society in October 2014 as an intern and joined the staff in August 2015. As Collections Archivist, Lindsay manages processing projects and is responsible for reviewing and encoding finding aids.

She received a B.A. in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a M.S. in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archives Management from Simmons College. She is a member of the Society of American Archivists and the New England Archivists.

Lindsay can be reached at lindsay.sprechman@nehgs.org or 617-226-1285.

Brittany Contratto
Digital Projects Archivist
Brittany Contratto

Brittany joined the staff of the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society in July 2018. She manages the Center’s digital projects, social media, and digitization efforts which include the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society-Boston digitization project.

Brittany received a B.S. in Historic Preservation with a Museum and Archives concentration and minors in Archaeology and Anthropology from Southeast Missouri State University. She earned her M.A. in Historical Administration from Eastern Illinois University and her M.S. in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archives Management from Simmons University.

Brittany can be reached at brittany.contratto@nehgs.org or 617-226-1213.