Meet our staff and learn what they love about the Mizel Museum and the Mizel Institute!

Courtney Mizel

Founding Board Member

As Jews, we are taught “to be a light unto the nations” (Isaiah 49:6 ). For me, this has always meant a personal responsibility to promoting social justice for all people. To this end, the Mizel Museum promotes the concept of Tikkun Olam, or “repairing the world” through its exhibits and programs which confront contemporary issues of racism, hatred and injustice while incorporating the history and struggles of the Jewish people. The goal of the museum and its programs is to unite people of all backgrounds and empower individuals to make a difference.

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Melanie Pearlman

President and CEO

Since its inception more than 30 years ago, the Mizel Institute has been dedicated to addressing the most pressing issues facing society today. Through our unique educational and cultural programming, we work to create dialogue and influence social change in an effort to improve our world.

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Sarah Scott

Senior Accountant

Social Justice is a core value of mine and one of The Mizel Museum’s missions. I love being able to bring my accounting skills to support such a fabulous and influential organization. The Bridges of Cultural Understanding program is such an important educational experience for our children to learn about similarities and differences between cultures and helps them ultimately realize we are all connected in some way, providing them a unique outlook on the world.

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Education and Special Projects Coordinator

I love the museum’s Movies That Matter and Miryam Brand Film Series in that these films inspire audiences to be a catalyst for positive change in their communities. The films not only address critical social justice issues and the impact of the Holocaust, but also the importance of standing up for one’s beliefs and not remaining silent when others are persecuted for theirs.

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