Jewish American Heritage Day at Cleveland City Hall

Monday, May 2 – Presented by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage


WHO: Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage and Cleveland City Hall


WHAT: Second Annual Jewish American Heritage Day – May is Jewish American Heritage Month, set aside by Congressional resolution and Presidential proclamation to recognize the illustrious history of Jewish contributions to American culture.  Join the Maltz Museum, Mayor Frank Jackson, Councilman and Museum Trustee Joe Cimperman and members of the community to celebrate.


Last year, the first three Jewish members of Cleveland City Council (Simson Thorman, Herman Finkle and Abner Goldman) were honored and their photographs now hang in Council Chambers.  This year, the Museum is bringing part of its Permanent Collection downtown, with displays on four Jewish-owned businesses that got their start and made their mark here – American Greetings, Forest City Enterprises, Rorimer-Brooks and Rose Iron Works. Family members from each have been invited to participate.  After the ceremony, guests are welcome to stay for the City Council Meeting at 7 pm, the ten scholarship finalists from this year’s Stop The Hate: Youth Speak Out! essay contest will be recognized early in the meeting.


The event is free and open to the public.


WHEN: Monday, May 2, 2011

5:30 – Gather for beverages and view displays on American Greetings, Forest City, Rorimer-Brooks and Rose Iron Works; listen to music performed by Klezmer U from The Temple-Tifereth Israel and Park Synagogue Student Klezmer Ensemble (playing together for the first time!)

6:05 – Program begins; Welcoming Remarks by Councilman Joseph Cimperman

6:10 – Remarks from Mayor Frank Jackson

6:11 – Remarks from Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney

6:13 – Remarks from Council President Martin Sweeney

6:15 – Remarks from Maltz Museum co-founder Milton Maltz

6:28 – Remarks from Maltz Museum Executive Director Judi Feniger

6:22 – Remarks from Albert Ratner (Co-Chairman of the Board, Forest City Enterprises) and other business representatives present

6:27 – Closing Remarks from Judi Feniger

6:30 – Enjoy desserts courtesy of Pierre’s Ice Cream and Jack’s Deli; view displays

7:00 – City Council meeting begins; “Stop the Hate” finalists honored


WHERE: Cleveland City Hall Rotunda, 601 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland

Parking available at adjacent Willard Garage ($2.25 first hour/$1.25 each additional) – enter from Lakeside Avenue or E.9th; look for signs for direct entry into City Hall.