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]

Sarah Browne
Development Associate

Sarah received an MA in art history from UMass Amherst in 2014. Delighted to return to the Pioneer Valley, her love of history and literature led her to the Yiddish Book Center. She has collections, curatorial, education, and visitor services experience at museums throughout Massachusetts and New York. Prior to joining the team at the Yiddish Book Center, she held a number of roles at Hancock Shaker Village in the Berkshires, including curatorial assistant and historic interpreter.

Contact Sarah:
413-256-4900, ext. 122
[email protected]