About the Staff
Paula Carabeo is the Administrative Assistant at the Neuberger. She graduated from the Business Administration - Human Resource Management Program at Centennial College. Previous to working at the Neuberger, she was a Human Resource Coordinator at the Suncor Oilsands Mainsite in Fort McMurray Alberta, dealing with over 600 union and non-unionized employees.
Michelle Fishman obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Social Anthropology from Dalhousie University and her Masters of Arts in History, specializing in Holocaust and Genocide Studies from the University of Amsterdam. Currently, she is the Education Coordinator at the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre in Toronto where she works with Holocaust survivors on a daily basis and assists with programming that educates subsequent generations on Holocaust history, its lessons and legacy.
Amy Intrator is a Museum Studies student joining our team this summer to support the Neuberger’s public and museum programs. Amy is currently completing her Master’s degree in Museum Studies and Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. Amy is eager to learn about Holocaust education, public programming, and all things museum related. Amy is an Editor-in-Chief and Contributing Editor for Musings, the Museum Studies Student Blog, where she writes about museums and helps promote the work of her classmates. When she isn’t museum hopping around the city, Amy loves reading and spending time with her cats.
Rachel Libman is Manager, Public Programs, at the Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. Her role focuses on planning public programs, including the annual Holocaust Education Week, and includes web, curatorial and museum work. Keenly interested in museums, memorials and culture, Rachel has focused on programming for young professionals both in her career and as a volunteer. Rachel has a Masters in History and a Masters in Museum Studies from the University of Toronto and is on the Board of Governors at Shaarei Shomayim Congregation.
Carson Phillips, PhD, is the Managing Director of the Neuberger and the recipient of scholarly awards including the 2013 BMW Canada Award from the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies, York University. He completed his PhD in Humanities utilizing archival resources, memoirs and testimony exploring post-Holocaust conceptualizations of masculinity. Dr. Phillips is an editorial board member of PRISM— An Interdisciplinary Journal for Holocaust Educators, and an expert on Holocaust education and pedagogy. From 2009-2014, he was a delegate to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance and in 2016 completed a fellowship at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies. He is also adjunct faculty at Gratz College, USA, in the graduate program for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. See his blog Bildung for his latest posting on issues related to Holocaust education as well as his latest writings in the publication Interactions (2018, W. Dreier, A. Laumer and M.Weinand editors) and Remembering the Holocaust in Educational Settings (Routledge, 2018, A. Pearce editor).
Dara Solomon is the Director of UJA Federation’s Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre and the Executive Director of the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre. At the OJA, she has organized exhibitions around the GTA on various topics related to Ontario’s Jewish history; developed a new school partnership program; and grown access to the OJA collection in social media, print, and other online initiatives. Prior to joining the OJA, Solomon was the Curator at the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) in San Francisco, where she was responsible for curating the museum’s inaugural exhibitions for their Daniel Libeskind-designed museum in the heart of San Francisco’s cultural district. Solomon has worked on various curatorial and education projects at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art; and the Art Gallery of Ontario. She holds a M.A. in Arts Administration from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a B.A. in Religion and Art History from University of Toronto.
Mary Siklos is Manager of Operations at the Neuberger Centre. She started as the Centre’s Administrative Assistant in September 2000 and has worked on such major projects as the annual Yom Hashoah V’Hagvurah community commemoration and Holocaust Education Week. She developed and maintained the Centre’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah of Remembrance program, working with over 400 students over the span of 10 years. Mary has completed her Masters in European Literature and Languages from Eotvos Lorand Humanities University of Budapest (Hungary) in 1981. She immigrated to Canada in 1986 and has worked in the Toronto Jewish community since.
Anna Skorupsky is the librarian of the Frank and Anita Ekstein Holocaust Resource Library. She completed her Master of Library Science (MLS) from the Kiev State University of Culture, graduating with first-class honours. She completed a second Masters degree from the Moscow Government University of Patent Research & Service and received a diploma in On-line Information Retrieval Systems from the National Centre for Scientific and Technological Information, Tel Aviv, Israel. Anna has managed the Holocaust Resource Library since 2007 and ensures it is active in public programming. She is currently president of the AJL-Ontario Chapter –Association of Jewish Libraries.