The Breman Jewish Heritage Museum named Deputy Director Ghila Sanders as acting director, effective June 21, after the resignation of Aaron Berger as executive director.
Sanders has been with the Breman since 2013. Before that, she was the programming and events manager at the Jewish Museum of Rome, Italy.
“Thanks to Aaron’s vision and tireless work and to the dedication and confidence of our extraordinary staff, lay leaders, volunteers and supporters at large, the Breman is on very solid ground,” Sanders said. “I am excited about the future of our organization and look forward to leading it through this next chapter.”
Craig Frankel, the Breman’s board chair, said Sanders has a strong relationship with the staff and is highly regarded by her peers. “With her help and Aaron’s, the board identified immediate priorities for the coming months, including developing a strategic plan to guide our key decision-making, improving communications and filling key leadership positions. We all agreed that Ghila is the right person to lead the organization while it addresses these and other important issues.”
Board Vice Chair Lori Shapiro is leading the search for a permanent director.
The Breman also recently named Rabbi Joe Prass the interim director of the Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education in place of Liliane Kshensky Baxter, who retired in April. He has worked with the Breman since 2015 and will oversee the 2017 Bearing Witness series of programs with Holocaust survivors.