Maltz Museum Blog

UNDERSTANDING OUR DIFFERENCES: Connecting Across CLE’s Diverse Immigrant Communities

Arab Cleveland

Last night, for an hour or so here at the Maltz Museum, the antidote to our country’s state of conflict felt shockingly, impossibly simple. How do we overcome fear and mistrust? We meet people, we talk to them and we


Honorable Bruce Einhorn

In June, Maltz Museum Members shared a bagel and coffee with the Honorable Judge Bruce J. Einhorn, a former Special Federal Prosecutor and Chief of Litigation for the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Special investigations. In that capacity, Judge Einhorn

WHAT’S IN STORE: Tallitot From Designer Efrat Schwartz


The Torah commands us to wear Tzitzit (fringes) at the corners of our garments as a reminder of mitzvot (good deeds).  The mitzvah to wear tzitzit applies only to four-cornered garments, which were common in biblical times but are not

HAVE MEMBERSHIP, WILL TRAVEL: Where To Use Your Reciprocal Benefits

Summer Vacation

Don’t forget to pack your Maltz Museum Membership before you set off on a summer getaway. Members at the Advocate ($150), Upstander ($250), Champion ($500) and Founder ($1000) levels receive reciprocal benefits to hundreds of museums throughout the United States and

VOLUNTEERS WELCOMED: Consider Becoming a Maltz Museum Docent

An American Story Guided Drop-In Tours

We are looking for enthusiastic and curious individuals to become a part of the Maltz Museum’s volunteer community as docents.  By helping museum-goers get more out of their visit, docents are an essential part of the guest experience.  Guiding tours is

OPERATION FINALE: Artifact Highlight

Operation Finale Case File

Our most recent exhibition, Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann, features seven films, 70 photographs and 60 recently declassified espionage artifacts never-before-seen outside of Israel. The 1960 forensic crime lab file you see here contains the conclusions of police experts regarding the

YOM HASHOAH: This Year, Light a Virtual Candle

Yom HaShoah Candle App for iPhone

Technology is part of our lives today like never before. To observe Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) we can light a candle. And now, in addition to lighting a real candle, we can light a virtual one. Members of our temple

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW: The Return of the Bertha Stearn Levy Wedding Dress

Bertha Stern Levy Dress

The wedding dress you see here is part of our core exhibition. Is it familiar? The garment was on display when the Maltz Museum first opened in 2005. For preservation purposes, it was later rotated out and replaced with the darker

A THANK YOU: The Pen is Mightier than the Shekel

Lynda Zielinski

How did I get so lucky? I was one of 15 people selected to travel to Beit She’an, Cleveland’s sister city, in Israel. The trip, sponsored by the Jewish Federation, was a unique opportunity. I’m no bigwig in the Jewish


Avner Avraham

Career Mossad agent Avner Avraham curated the espionage artifacts featured in Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann. This is the first time the recently declassified Mossad materials have been seen outside of Israel. Avraham was in Cleveland for the debut of Operation Finale at the Maltz Museum and had shared