We want to acknowledge the support of these individuals and organizations. This is an evolving list that will be expanding over time.
JEWISH BUFFALO HISTORY CENTER WORK TEAM
Jennifer Patrick, Chair
Shelly Yellen, President
Rob Goldberg, Staff
Chana Kotzin, Ph.D., Staff
Howard Benatovich, DDS
Chana Revell Kotzin, Ph.D.
Chana Revell Kotzin, Ph.D. is the historian for the Jewish Buffalo History Center powered by the Buffalo Jewish Federation. Chana was born and educated in Britain, and initially followed a career in the field of geological science. After retraining in Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies of the University of Oxford, UK, she studied at the University of Southampton in the UK and received a Ph.D. in History. Since relocating to the United States, she has worked in public history at the Jewish Museum of Maryland and as director for the Jewish Buffalo Archives Project (JBAP) funded by the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies. This decade long project established a unique repository of Greater Buffalo archival materials through a partnership with the Archives and Special Collections, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. An awardee of the Debra E. Bernhardt Award for Excellence in Documenting New York’s History, she is the author of Jewish Community of Greater Buffalo (Arcadia, 2013), as well as author of articles for Jewish newspapers, Jewish scholarly journals, archives journals and special commissions. She was awarded the Ruth H and Milton E. Kahn Leadership Award by the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo in 2011, the Community Service Award for contributions to Western New York by Temple Beth Zion in 2014, and part of a team recipient for the Community Service Award by the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies in 2017. She has taught as an adjunct Professor at Daemen and Medaille Colleges and is currently writing a history of Jewish Buffalo from 1950 as a successor to Selig Adler and Thomas F. Connelly. From Ararat to Suburbia: The History of the Jewish Community of Buffalo. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1960.
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