About the Maltz Museum

Who is the maltz museum of jewish heritage?

The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is a museum of action, where people of all ages and backgrounds come to learn about history of bias and discrimination in order to recognize and prevent hate in all its forms in the present and future.

  • Each year we open our doors to as many as 10,000 students who participate in student tours.
  • 3,000 sixth through twelfth graders participate in our Stop the Hate program annually.
  • This year, we created new teacher resources so students can take tours online from anywhere.


Meet our stop the hate partners

We are proud to partner with the following Cleveland institutions to present Stop the Hate Online Workshops:

Thank you to our generous sponsors

Stop the Hate is made possible by the generosity of the following sponsors:

Presenting Sponsors

Youth Sing Out & Speak Out Signature Sponsors



Be a Volunteer Reader

Volunteers play a critical role in the Stop the Hate Contest. With thousands of entries and $100,000 in scholarships and prizes to award, we need hundreds of passionate and considerate readers to ensure the best song lyrics and essays are recognized and rewarded.

Essay Readers review a total 25-45 essays written by 6-12th graders online. Scoring is based on a rubric provided by the Maltz Museum. To prevent bias student names and schools are not included in essays. Volunteer readers may be invited to a brief online training session regarding the scoring protocol, but these sessions are not mandatory. Readers can participate from any geographic location.

Volunteers are asked to read for both reading periods, March 23 – 29, 2021 (PERIOD ONE), and April 1 - 6, 2021 (PERIOD TWO), although exceptions can be made. Readers have 10 days to review and score their essays.

Please complete the following information to register as a Stop the Hate® reader. Your submission of this information serves as your agreement to comply with the rules of the essay contest and maintain strict confidentiality regarding the essays and their content.

All information is required! Again, we urge readers to participate in both reading periods; however, if you are unable to do so, please uncheck the box for the period that you cannot read.

First Name

Last Name

Email

Home Address

City

State

Zip Code

Telephone Number

Occupation

I will read for the:
first period (March 23-29, 2021)second period (April 1-6, 2021)

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Song Lyric Readers is a new category this year. Readers can participate from any geographic location. More information about scoring song lyrics is forth coming.

Please note, the following individuals are not eligible to participate as a reader: Anyone under the age of 18, K-12 teachers with participating students, Family members of entrants, Immediate family members of the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage staff and Board of Trustees, The Malrite Company and the Maltz Family Foundation.

Additional resources

Continue learning with the use of these additional resources.

Watch the Stop the Hate Virtual Info Session held on 10/7/20

Download a book list of recommended reading created to complement the Stop the Hate Program, courtesy of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, Beachwood Branch.

Download a learning progression to be used by classroom or home school educators participating in the Stop the Hate: Youth Speak Out Essay Contest, developed in partnership with the Jewish Education Center.

Visit Rock Hall EDU to see a collection of education materials presented by The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in partnership with the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage and the Roots of American Music for use with the Stop the Hate program.

Contact our education department


The Maltz Museum is supported by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Jewish Federation of Cleveland, and Ohio Arts Council

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