Maltz Museum Blog

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

Menorah, Menorah, Menorah!

Menorah, Menorah, Menorah!

Featuring more than 180 works of fine art and Judaica (Jewish ritual art objects) from more 20 nations and five continents, The Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery is a highlight of any visit to the Museum. And, among its tapestries, sculptures, paintings

5 Reasons to Volunteer as a Stop the Hate® Essay Reader

5 Reasons to be a Stop the Hate Reader

You can play a critical role in an incredibly inspiring program: Stop the Hate®: Youth Speak Out. An anticipated 4,000 6 – 12th graders from across Northeast Ohio participate in the essay contest, sharing ways they can help end indifference

A Trio of Terrific Tales

Honeyky Hanukah

Celebrate Hanukkah with this year’s newest books for the young and the young at heart. These family-friendly titles are available now in the Museum Store. Honeyky Hanukah by Woody Guthrie – A funny celebration of Hanukkah you can tap your

Coffee and a Cemetery Coffee Table Book with Barney Taxel


I’ve known Cleveland commercial and fine art photographer Barney Taxel for quite some time. I was working at Akron’s Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens when he was finishing up his book about the artful Seiberling estate. It was shortly after

New Addition: Matriarch Tallit

Matriarch Tallit

The latest addition to Museum Store collection of handmade tallitot is the Matriarch Tallit by Yair Emanuel. The tallit bears the names of Jewish Foremothers Sarah, Rivka, Rachel and Leah embroidered one on each corner. This tallit is worn by many

Meet Museum Store Manager Larry Solomon

Museum Store Manager Larry Solomon

Larry Solomon has been part of the local Jewish art scene since 1997 when he opened Merkaz Judaica, Cleveland’s first store devoted to progressive Jewish values and handcrafted Judaic arts. After seven years in education, Larry returns to his roots