The Jewish History Museum would like to thank Judy Sensibar, who has completed her employment with the museum, for the valuable contributions she has made during her tenure as Executive Director.
We are pleased to announce that we have accepted a one-year management agreement with the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona during which time current Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) director Bryan Davis will serve as an interim Executive Director of the Jewish History Museum.
Additionally, the Jewish History Museum has hired Julie Lauterbach-Colby as Director of Operations. Julie will be leaving a position at the University of Arizona Poetry Center to join our staff at the Museum. Julie will bring her professional background in event planning, finance management, fundraising and docent training to elevate the work of the Jewish History Museum.
2015 promises to be a landmark year for the Jewish History Museum and Holocaust History Center, and we look forward to working together to transform these neighboring institutions into a fluid campus of Jewish culture, memory and learning.
Finally, today, January 27, 2015, is International Holocaust Remembrance Day; commemorations are taking place around the world to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Click here to read this piece written by Bryan Davis and featured in today’s issue of the Arizona Daily Star.
Barry A. Friedman