Board of Directors

Board of Directors2018-12-19T11:48:43+00:00

Rachel Stern

Founding Director and CEO
Rachel Stern is the Founding Director and CEO of The Fritz Ascher Society. Born and educated in Germany, she worked for ten years in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. She has also independently organized numerous art exhibitions, and has written extensively about art. She is a 2002 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant and a 2018 recipient of the Hans and Lea Grundig Prize. Currently a member of ArtTable, the College Art Association, the Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association, and the Foreign Press Association, she resides in New York.

Ori Z. Soltes

Founding Director
Ori Z. Soltes is Professor of Theology, History and Art History at Georgetown University. Since 1997 he is a Founding Director of the Holocaust Art Restitution Project (HARP). A former Director of the B’nai B’rit Klutznick National Jewish Museum Museum in Washington, D.C., he has extensive experience in developing and executing exhibition concepts. He resides in Washington, D.C.

Steve Orlikoff

Founding Director
Steve Orlikoff is an international lawyer specializing in the Middle East and Africa. Orlikoff is a graduate of The University of Southern California, Cum Laude, and California Western School of Law. His many accomplishments include Honorary Consul to the Ivory Coast, and restoring and donating a Tunisian Synagogue to the Sylvia Plotkin Judaica Museum in Phoenix Arizona. Orlikoff is a member of the State Bar of New York, Texas, and the United States Supreme Court. He resides in New York City and the UAE.