Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh announces promotions, new hire
The center is part of the Tree of Life organization
The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh announced that Emily Loeb will serve as its director of programs and education.
Loeb will oversee the center’s strategic direction and mission as part of Tree of Life, Inc. She will be responsible for staff management, programs, events and educational offerings, including field trips and teacher training.
A granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Loeb served as the center’s donor relations manager and volunteered with the organization’s Generations Speakers Bureau. She served as the Gendler Grapevine Project’s executive director before coming to the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh.
Following the center’s Feb. 16 announcement that Executive Director Lauren Bairnsfather was stepping down, the organization announced that, as part of its restructuring, Christina Sahovey was promoted to manager of operations.
Sahovey, who has been with the center since 2016, led the Generations Speakers Bureau and organized its legacy Yom HaShoah and Kristallnacht programs. She will manage the center’s financial, planning and administrative needs.
The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh also hired Julia Gaetano as its marketing and education associate.
Gaetano will manage the organization’s social media and digital presence and support education and outreach programs including the Butterfly Project and the b’nai mitzvah program.
Tree of Life CEO Carole Zawatsky said she looks forward to beginning the new chapter of history for both the Holocaust Center and Tree of Life, and that she is excited to collaborate with Loeb and Sahovey “to educate future generations about our history and its relevance to our work to counter hate.”
“As the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Emily brings a nuanced and important perspective about the urgency of uprooting antisemitism and identity-based hate,” Zawatsky said. “Christina is an outstanding manager of operations at the center and is deeply connected to the survivor, generations and education community.” PJC