Jewish Heritage Center

at New England England Historic Genealogical Society

Judith A. Garner
Director and Managing Archivist
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.

You can email Judi at judi.garner@ajhsboston.org or by phone at 617-226-1245.

Stephanie Call
Archivist and Manager of Digital Collections
Stephanie Call

Stephanie has worked has worked with New England Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society since 2007. She is responsible for 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 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, where she serves on the Education Committee.

Kelsey Sawyer
Archives Assistant
Kelsey Sawyer

Kelsey is the Archives Assistant 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. She started at the AJHS in 2011 as a volunteer, processing collections and writing finding aids. She became a Digital Archives Assistant in September of 2012, helping to create metadata and upload images from the physical archives into the Center’s digital archives collection.

As Archives Assistant Kelsey’s responsibilities are to continue working on processing both physical and digital archives, as well as assisting with reference requests.

Kelsey can be reached at kelsey.sawyer@ajhsboston.org.

Lindsay Sprechman
Project Archivist
Lindsay Sprechman

Lindsay began her work at Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society in October 2014 as an intern, processing collections and creating and encoding finding aids. She became a part-time Project Archivist in August 2015. In this role, she processes large collections, including the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts Records and the Arthur Obermayer Papers.

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.

Leah Ellenbogen
Digital Archives Assistant
Leah Ellenbogen

Leah began her work at Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society as a volunteer in the summer of 2012, originally assisting with the cataloging of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Collection. Since September of 2012, she has become a part-time staff member and helps with the transfer of the physical archives to the digital server using metadata to coordinate the upload of scanned images.

Leah is currently in her junior year at Boston University where she majors in English and minors in History and Deaf Studies. She hopes to continue her studies by gaining a master’s degree in library science with a focus on youth services.

You can email Leah at leah.ellenbogen@ajhsboston.com.

Jessie Xu
Digital Archives Asasistant
Jessie Xu

Jessie became a part-time staff member at 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. She has helped with the completion of the online finding aid for the Records of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) and now works on the transfer, uploading and entering of metadata for recently scanned documents into the digital archives.

Jessie recently graduated from Northeastern University where she received a BA degree in International Affairs/Economics with minors in East Asian Studies and Japanese. Jessie hopes to go on to earn a master’s degree in Public Affairs and Finance in the near future.

You can email Jessie at jessie.xu@ajhsboston.org.