IHE Governance Council

Gloria Kaslow, Chairperson
Stacey Atlas
Robert Cohen
Father James Gilg
Shami Jacobs
Bea Karp
Howard Kaslow
Dr. Ari Kohen
Paula Lenz
Jamie Meyerson
Lori Miller
Jama Samiev
Jill Sideris
Lacey Studnicka
Paul Smith
Donna Walter
Dr. Steven Wees


Scott Littky holds a BA in History from Wayne State University and did his graduate work in education and Judaic Studies.  He served as a Jewish educator and education director for over 34 years in Detroit, Omaha, Ann Arbor and Alexandria, VA.  

Scott is a trained Yad Vashem educator with a background in training educators and writing curriculum for Holocaust studies, mainly for use in supplementary schools. 

Scott has been with the Institute for Holocaust Education since the summer of 2018.

Scott Littky
Executive Director


Kael Sagheer is the Education Coordinator for the Institute for Holocaust Education and Coordinator for the Nebraska Holocaust Education Consortium.  She is a former public educator who has taught primary, intermediate, and middle grades. She received the Milken National Educator Award in 2002, moving from public to private education and finally to homeschooling her daughters. Her own undergraduate study of history and philosophy established a deep desire to make the connection between the past and the present, as well as the head and the heart. The IHE is the perfect opportunity to blend her passion for teaching, the humanities, and relationships.

Kael has been with the Institute for Holocaust Education since the fall of 2018.

Kael Sagheer
Education Coordinator


Amanda joined the IHE in March 2016. She is originally from Minden, NE, where she first started learning about the Holocaust from a high school English teacher who told stories of playing chess with a survivor while he lived in NYC. Since then, Amanda has been dedicated to social justice. 

After high school, Amanda moved to Omaha to obtain her BA in Religious Studies with a research focus on Religion, Community, and Public Life. While in her undergraduate program, Amanda interned and volunteered with Project Interfaith. Amanda is currently obtaining her Master’s degree in Sociology, studying a variety of topics around social justice, human rights, race and ethnicity and the intersections of race and religion. She is also a member of the Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and a Union for Reform Judaism Jews of Color Jew v’Nation Fellow. 

Amanda Ryan
Administrative Assistant