Maltz Museum Blog

Q+A with “On a Technicality” Director of Cinematography and Co-Producer Steven Hacker

On a Technicality

Steven Hacker is a familiar face at the Maltz Museum. He’s contributed his time and talent to numerous projects here over the years including the documentary “To Be a Woman in the Holocaust,” winner of two 2014 International Telly Awards.

Stella Walsh: A Documentary

Stella Walsh courtesy of Cleveland Public Library

Rob Lucas is one busy guy. He sits on the board of Akron Film+Pixel, which runs Akron’s newest independent theater, The Nightlight. He’s also the father of a three-year-old and works full-time as editor for Gray & Company Publishers. Still,

Meet Hadas Binyamini, Coordinator, Student Learning & Community Engagement

Hadas Binyamini

When she joined the Maltz Museum team in late January, Hadas Binyamini hit the ground running. She’s already started collaborating with volunteers, attending community events, reaching out to partner organizations and assessing the organization’s educational strengths and opportunities. Luckily, we were able to find

Meet Sean Martin, WRHS Associate Curator for Jewish History

Sean Martin

You may have seen Sean Martin give a presentation on the garment industry in Cleveland at the Maltz Museum last summer. You may have bumped into him at one of our public programs. Or, you may have been referred to him

Fear of the ‘Other’

Reaching Out

Last week I had the privilege of attending the 68th annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Community Relations Committee (CRC). The featured speaker was Abraham H. Foxman, the outgoing national director of the Anti-Defamation League. (You can watch

Humble G Tha Fiddla: Inspiring music

Humble G Tha Fiddla

Twenty-seven-year-old Myles Alexander Keaton Smith is behind “hip-hōp” (pronounced hip-hope), a genre of music he says shows that people can own their “individuality and swagger without crossing the boundaries of disrespect.”  Known as Humble G Tha Fiddla because he’s a

The Last of the Red Hot Mamas: Susan & Lloyd Ecker talk about the life and legacy of Sophie Tucker

Lloyd & Susan Ecker

In college, Lloyd Ecker took his future wife, Susan, on a first date to see Bette Midler in concert. The couple quickly fell in love—both with ‘Divine Miss M’ and each other. Over the years, Midler’s references to Sophie Tucker

Q+A with Aaron Levy Samuels

Aaron Levy Samuels

On Monday, January 19, the Maltz Museum is honoring the spirit and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a free “Hear Our Voices” community celebration from 11am-5pm. The day begins at 11:30am with a tribute to Civil Rights

Meet Education & Public Programs Director Jeffery Allen

Jeffery Allen

Jeffery Allen joined the Maltz Museum in December as Director of Education and Public Programs. From beginning to evaluate our school tour offerings to developing a robust calendar of public programs, Jeffery is already making connections and preparing to dive into 2015, the Museum’s 10th

Challenging Anti-Semitism, Changing the World


On December 11, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) held a program in conjunction with their exhibition now on view at the Maltz Museum, State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda. The exhibition not only demonstrates the horrifying