Maltz Museum Blog

Remembering Kristallnacht: What Was It?

November 9, 2020 On November 9 & 10, we recall Kristallnacht which means “Night of Broken Glass”, a German pogrom against Jews that many historians recognize as the tipping point that started the Holocaust. But, not everyone knows how this

Saying Thanks: Our Year in Review

In Jewish tradition, this is a time of reflection. As we look back on the past year, we want to say thank you for your unwavering support of our mission to build bridges of inclusion between communities and share the

5 Ways to Prepare for Rosh Hashanah in 2020

By Dahlia Fisher – September 14, 2020 At the end of this week, on the evening of Friday, September 18, 2020, we will be welcoming in the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. But, as with many Jewish holidays in 2020,

It’s Our Chai Issue: 18 Ways we are celebrating life right now!

August 18, 2020 In Jewish culture, the number 18 has special meaning. My Jewish Learning explains, “Each Hebrew letter has a numerical equivalent,” and the word “Chai” is made of the two Hebrew letters chet and yud. “The sum of

Inside Our Museum: Bleeding for Civil Rights, Rabbi Arthur Lelyveld

July 30, 2020 With so many questions about how students will learn in the upcoming school year, we didn’t want to take any chances on how students could receive anti-bias education through object-based experiences. That’s why we are actively working

Pack Your Bags for Kindness Camp!

Pack Your Bags for Kindness Camp! By Courtney Krieger – July 21, 2020 Kindness is contagious! That’s why we kicked off this summer with a collaborative effort between seven local organizations with the shared vision for a kinder future. Each

Let’s Talk About It: Controversial Monuments

By Dahlia Fisher – July 10, 2020 We’ve launched a new blog series we’re calling “Let’s Talk About It,” where we discuss a current topic that we feel has a connection to us, as a museum of diversity and inclusion.

Celebrating Pride Month with a Jewish LGBTQ+ Story Everyone Should Know

By Dahlia Fisher – June 26, 2020 June is Pride Month, when people around the world celebrate the struggles and triumphs of the LGBTQ+ community. CNN explains in an article entitled, It’s Pride Month, here’s what you need to know,

Volunteer Voices with Cathy Becker

In early 2019 I took my second retirement: 30 years of teaching and over 20 years at Camp Wise. I have always been a reader and a student of history, and I was looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity. Combining

Watch the Recording: “Rise Up! An Interfaith Discussion with Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. & Rabbi Jonathan Cohen”

  It is in our nature to be curious and ask questions. Following the death of George Floyd and subsequent protests across the nation, we proudly stated our commitment to standing in solidarity with the black community. But recognized we