We always say that without the volunteers there would not be a Maltz Museum. The time and energy they put in here (a total of 8606 hours from July 2012-June 2013) – not to mention the goodwill they exude out in the community – is priceless. Last week we held our annual Volunteer Appreciation event, our way of saying thank you to the hundreds of Maltz Museum volunteers and acknowledging their accomplishments of this past year.
This past year, in addition to the everyday tasks such as working the admissions desk and museum store or leading group tours, our volunteers:
- hosted the 5th Jewish Food and Culture Festival where we had more than 650 people attended
- coordinated a Sloppy Joe dinner at Ronald McDonald House (read The Plain Dealer article)
- held Shabbat dinners where we broke bread, literally, with guests from St. Dominic’s, Church of Christ at Forest Hills, Kol Chadash, and Cleveland City Council
- developed our second Cleveland’s Funniest Rabbi and Purim Celebration where more than 300 people laughed and cheered on their favorites
- participated in our Speaker’s Bureau – namely Betty Gold, Erika Gold, and Leo Silberman who together spoke to hundreds of students and adults from North Olmsted to Wooster to Mentor – and created the presentations “People of the (Cook) Book – Jewish Food Traditions” and “Jews in Entertainment”
- and much more
Want to be part of the fun? Read about volunteering at the Maltz Museum here.
See more pictures of the event on our Facebook page!