Jewish Heritage Center

at New England England Historic Genealogical Society

Stephanie Call

Stephanie has been with the 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 managing and overseeing the JHC’s core activities of archival preservation, family history, and educational 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 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.

Judi can be reached at judi.garner@nehgs.org.

Kelsey Sawyer
Reference and Photo Archivist
Kelsey Sawyer

Kelsey is the Reference and Photo Archivist for the 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 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.

Jessie Xu
Digital Projects Coordinator
Jessie Xu

Jessie joined the staff of the Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society in January 2013 after completing a six month internship through the Co-op program at Northeastern University. Jessie is the lead staff person on the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society- Boston digitization project, and coordinates all of the digital projects of the JHC.

Jessie graduated from Northeastern University with a B.A. in International Affairs/Economics and minors in East Asian Studies and Japanese. She is currently working towards earning a Master of Science in Financial Management at Boston University.

Jessie can be reached at jessie.xu@nehgs.org or 617-226-1213.