Meet Our Team

To discuss gift possibilities or inquire about ways you can make a difference at the Yiddish Book Center, please contact our Development Office. The members of our team are knowledgeable, friendly, and happy to speak with you by phone or in person.

Zvi Jankelowitz, Director of Institutional Advancement
Before joining the staff of the Yiddish Book Center, Zvi headed his own fundraising consulting practice, The Jankelowitz Group. He was the director of institutional advancement at the Harvard Museum of Natural History and also served in director-level positions at Cohen Hillel Academy, American Friends of Israel National Museum of Science, and The Rashi School. He holds a BA from Bar-Ilan University in Israel and an MA from Brandeis University’s Hornstein Program in Jewish Professional Leadership.

Contact Zvi:
413-256-4900, ext. 117
[email protected]

Ariella Leicht, Development Manager
Prior to joining the Yiddish Book Center, Ariella worked at the UMass Amherst Hillel house connecting college students to Jewish culture and Art. Ariella holds an B.A in History and Biology from Stern College for Women and a M.A in Medieval Jewish History, specializing in Medieval Book Art from Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies. Prior to moving to Western Massachusetts, Ariella worked as an assistant curator in New York and Israel.

Contact Ariella:
413-256-4900, ext. 125
[email protected]