Free Admission and More in May at the Maltz


Free Admission Day, Cleveland City Hall Event, and More

Cleveland, OH (April 6, 2012) Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month with special events and programs at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage!


Sunday, May 6

Family Day – Free Admission (11am – 5pm)

Special activities 1-4pm; Concert 2pm

Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month with free admission and an afternoon of activities for all ages. Special guest Bob Frank—guitarist, singer and songwriter for one of Cleveland’s favorite bands, Blue Lunch—will perform a solo concert exploring the contributions of Jewish performers and songwriters who have influenced the great American musical traditions of blues, folk and rock. Family tours, scavenger hunts, children’s activities and refreshments available throughout the afternoon.


Monday, May 7

Jewish American Heritage Month Celebration (5:30 – 7pm)

Cleveland City Hall Rotunda – 601 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland

Free and open to the public

Join the Maltz Museum, Mayor Frank Jackson, Councilman and Museum Trustee Joe Cimperman and members of the community to celebrate.  Entertainment provided by Dance Israeli. Refreshments courtesy of Pierre’s Ice Cream.

The Maltz Museum will provide free transportation to Cleveland City Hall by advance reservation.  Busses depart the Maltz Museum parking lot at 4:45pm; busses will leave City Hall at 7:15pm.  Limited seating.  Interested parties MUST RSVP by Wednesday, May 2 to 216.593.0584.


Wednesday, May 16

Movie Night: Jewish Soldiers in Blue and Gray (7 – 9pm)

$12/$10 Museum Members at the door

Purchase in advance and save $2! – call 216.593.0575

Brother against brother, Jew against Jew, 10,000 Jewish soldiers fought on both sides of the battlefield. This remarkable film reveals the little-known struggles that faced Jewish Americans in the field and on the home front during the nation’s deadliest war. Marjorie R. Wilson, specialist on Clevelanders in the Civil War, leads a post-viewing discussion.


Visit the Maltz Museum on Facebook in May for a daily trivia question on famous Jewish Americans prepared by Rosemary Nemeth of the Beachwood Historical Society and a list of books on Jewish American Heritage compiled by Beachwood Public Library.


Also happening in May…

Friday, May 18

OPENING DAY (11am – 5pm)

A Blessing to One Another:  Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People

More than a mere historical exhibit, A Blessing to One Another:  Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People is an interactive experience that allows visitors to follow in John Paul II’s footsteps from his childhood to his role as head of the world’s largest church. The exhibit is divided into four major sections, reflecting the four periods in the pope’s life. Visitors become part of the documentary, walking through a multi-sensory experience: backdrops of enlarged photos and period postcards supporting artifacts tragic and triumphant, all set against evocative soundscapes.

Created and Produced by Xavier University, Hillel Jewish Student Center, The Shtetl Foundation.

Presented by Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, The Samuel H. & Maria Miller Foundation, and PNC Bank.

Signature Sponsors: William & Lorraine Dodero and Umberto & Maryellen Fedeli; Greater Cleveland Catholic High Schools; Tom & Sandy Sullivan.


Benefactor Sponsors: Beachwood Buick GMC; Mary Jane & Jack Breen; Lou Freiberg & Lois Davis; Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP; John Carroll University; The Lerner Foundation; Notre Dame College; Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland; Ursuline College.

Donors: Enid & David Rosenberg and Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland


In cooperation with: Anti-Defamation League

Lead Financial Sponsors: The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati and Xavier University