“Everybody — every human being — has the obligation to contribute somehow to this world”

—Edith Carter, Holocaust Survivor

Staff


Sarah HeadshotSarah L. Weiss, Executive Director – Sarah joined the staff of CHHE in 2004 and has passionately and diligently endeavored to establish a highly respected reputation and long-lasting community presence on behalf of the organization. In 2007, Sarah became the executive director and guided CHHE through its transition into a successful, independent 501(c)(3) organization. Throughout Sarah’s tenure, she has worked to formulate lasting partnerships with organizations and educational facilities locally, nationally and internationally. Sarah is a graduate of the Teaching the Holocaust and Antisemitism course at the esteemed Yad Vashem International School for Holocaust Studies and is also a Lerner Fellow after participating in an advanced course sponsored by the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous at Columbia University. She has lead and traveled on educational journeys to Poland and Israel with students and adults. In 2011, Sarah took on the additional role as director of the Jewish Community Relations Council at the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati.  In this capacity, Sarah builds bridges between the Jewish and non-Jewish communities as well as advocates on behalf of the Jewish community and Israel.  She is the 2007 recipient of the Public Allies “Changemaker” award, the 2011 Weston Avodah award presented by the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, a 2012 YWCA Rising Star, and the 2013 recipient of the FBI’s Director’s Leadership Award. Sarah serves on the Ohio Holocaust Council and as Secretary for the Association of Holocaust Organizations.  Sarah brings a personal connection to this work as the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors. Contact her at sweiss@holocaustandhumanity.org or 513.487.3091

 

Alexis Storch, Director of Educational Outreach – Alexis joined the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education at the beginning of 2012. New to Cincinnati, Alexis moved here from Chicago, IL where she served as the Youth Educator with the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, IL. In this position, she coordinated the museum’s family and youth programming, provided outreach to students and educators, assisted in the design of the museum’s youth exhibition and various curricula, as well as facilitated teacher trainings to elementary school educators and administrators. Alexis has also interned with the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh from 2004-2005, and was an English language instructor at a small private school in Berlin, Germany in 2007. Alexis, who is a Lerner Fellow and Irena Sendler Scholar, holds an undergraduate degree in history and women’s studies from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master’s degree in European history from Binghamton University and a Master’s degree in elementary education from Roosevelt University. She is looking forward to working with families, students and educators to realize their potential to be upstanders for positive change.
Contact her at astorch@holocaustandhumanity.org or 513.487.3055

 

Kate Morris, Operations, Program and Collections Associate – Kate received her B.A. in international relations from Xavier University in May 2010. While at Xavier, Kate became involved with CHHE as a work-study intern and was in that position for four years. As the Education and Collections Associate, Kate schedules tours of Mapping Our Tears, coordinates the Speakers’ Bureau and traveling exhibits, and takes the Out of the Attic exhibit to schools and organizations in the tri-state area. Kate is excited to be able to educate local students and community members about the lessons of the Holocaust.
Contact her at kmorris@holocaustandhumanity.org or 513.487.3055

 

 

Trinity_IDbadgeTrinity Ruggles, Education Coordinator and Office Manager – is a 2007 graduate from Wittenberg University, where she received her B.A. in History Education. She also served as the Holocaust Week of Remembrance coordinator for two years. Continuing her education, she graduated from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey with a Master’s degree in Holocaust and Genocide Studies in 2008. While at Stockton, she was a graduate assistant to Dr. Marcia Sachs Littell. She was awarded the Harry Kejzman Scholarship, the Berkman-Chipkin Scholarship twice, and the Koopman-van de Kar Graduate Award. She is passionate about Holocaust and genocide education and awareness.
Contact her at truggles@holocaustandhumanity.org or 513.487.3055.

 

 

hagit2Hagit Caspi, Development & Community Relations Manager – graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2013 with an MBA with a specific focus on nonprofit management in the arts. Originally from Israel, Hagit is the granddaughter of four survivors or refugees of the Holocaust.  This background cultivated in her a deep sense of Holocaust consciousness and a desire to spread the history and lessons of the Holocaust to the widest possible audience.  Hagit enjoys collaborating with community members, media partners and sponsors to help spread the message of CHHE and to promote Holocaust Education in the Greater Cincinnati Community. To learn more about ways to give or to partner with CHHE you can email Hagit at hcaspi@holocaustandhumanity.org or 513-487-3055.