Jewish Heritage Center

at New England England Historic Genealogical Society

Judith A. Garner

Judi has worked with New England Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society since 2001 and is responsible for overseeing the daily operations and administration of the Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society while participating in the development of a long-range vision for the Jewish Heritage Center as a new member of the NEHGS team.

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. Judi is currently a member of the Society of American Archivists and the New England Archivists.

Judi can be reached at judi.garner@nehgs.org or by phone at 617-226-1245.

Stephanie Call
Collections Management Archivist
Stephanie Call

Stephanie has worked has worked with New England Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society since 2007. She is responsible for overseeing the processing and maintaining the collections of the Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society as well as the day to day development and management of the Center's digital archive. Stephanie also manages the department’s interns and volunteers.

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.

Kelsey Sawyer
Assistant Archivist
Kelsey Sawyer

Kelsey is the Assistant 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 is currently in the graduate program at Simmons College, where she is earning her MS in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archival Management. Kelsey started as a volunteer in 2011, joining the staff in September 2012.

Kelsey staffs the JHC reference desk and also works with researchers using the digital archives. She also processes collections and coordinates the content on JHC’s social media platforms.

Kelsey can be reached at kelsey.sawyer@ajhsboston.org or 617-226-1243.

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. A processing archivist, Lindsay works with large collections and is responsible for encoding finding aids.

Lindsay 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@ajhsboston.org or 617-226-1285.

Jessie Xu
Digital Archives Assistant
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. In her role, Jessie works with the digital archive and is currently coordinating the digitization and ingest processes for the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society- Boston records.

Jessie graduated from Northeastern University with a B.A. in International Affairs/Economics and minors in East Asian Studies and Japanese.

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