Executive Director

  • Executive Director

    Lisa Kranseler
    Phone: 206-774-2277
    Email: lisak@wsjhs.org

    Lisa believes that we make history every single day. And, she has produced programs and exhibits that celebrate that history. Her vision is to bring a Jewish heritage center or museum to our community.

    Lisa is committed to building partnerships and developing public awareness for the Washington State Jewish Historical Society. She has served on the board of the Association of King County Historical Organizations for over six years, received the Gus Norwood Volunteer Scholarship from the Washington Museum Association, won a fellowship from the Council of American Jewish Museum Association, and was awarded a grant by the American Association of State and Local History for Project Management at the Washington State History Museum. Currently, Lisa teaches in the Museum Studies Certificate Program at the University of Washington.

Operations & Office Manager

  • Operations & Office Manager

    Shmuel P. Kahlke
    Phone: 206-774-2277
    Email: shmuelk@wsjhs.org

    Shmuel has lived and worked in a variety of different Jewish communities. He is an educator of various Jewish Studies topics, artist, designer, and Japanese sword instructor. Having moved to Seattle only a few years ago, he is now part of the new generation of Jewish leaders making history here.


  • The Archivist position is currently vacant and a job opening with description will be posted shortly. Contact the office with questions.