Maltz Museum Blog

Top 8 Gifts of the Giving Season

Here at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage we love to shop! We always find unique gifts for the people we love in our own store. This holiday season, skip the big box stores and check out boutique gifts to

Make a Difference, Volunteer!

We are seeking outgoing, curious and friendly individuals to join our community of volunteer docents. Oftentimes, docents are the main point of interaction for museum-goers and docents allow guests to have a fuller understanding of the museum’s collection and mission.

YOUR POINT OF VIEW: Photo Contest Winners

Photo Contest Winners

Inspired by the powerful work of the photographers featured in This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement, we asked the community to share original photographs that touch on a topic related to freedom, equality or civil rights.

FOR OR AGAINST: Anxiety Manifesting as Hatred

Mayor Jackson, City Council & Stop the Hate® Finalists

Yesterday Mayor Frank Jackson—as he has for the past several years—graciously welcomed the Stop the Hate® Youth Speak Out essay finalists into his office. These lucky 11-12th graders hailing from Bay Village to John Hay, Gilmour, Solon, Brush and beyond, got

MIRIAM’S CUP: Contemplating Water

Miriam's cup

Though not a religious tradition, some Jews have added the recent custom of including a Miriam’s cup filled with water to the Passover Seder table and service.  In the Torah, during the days when the Israelites were wandering through the

LELYVELD’S LEGACY: Rabbi Joshua L. Caruso

Rabbi Lelyveld's Legacy

In his book, The Steadfast Stream: An Introduction to Jewish Social Values, Rabbi Arthur Lelyveld reflects on the power of values: “One would think that values are social vitamins and that properly administered they will counteract delinquency…But values are not

YOUTH SING OUT: Voices Unite for Social Change

Stop the Hate® Youth Sing Out

More than 1,000 students from 14 schools collaborated within their classes to pen and perform songs for the Stop the Hate® Youth Sing Out competition. Youth Sing Out is an arts-integrated learning initiative that asks students to write a song that

STOKES50CLE: Celebrating Successes, Identifying Barriers Yet To Be Broken Down


We understand the extraordinary power of collaboration. On the heels of the transcendent Violins of Hope Cleveland project, the Maltz Museum is a key partner in another major regional initiative. Led by Cuyahoga Community College’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel

LINKING PAST & PRESENT: Exploring Civil Rights History in the Classroom

Facing History and Ourselves Civil Rights Workshop

In October, 50 Northeast Ohio educators gathered at The Temple-Tifereth Israel to discuss how to teach our students about the legacies of the American Civil Rights Movement. In partnership with the Maltz Museum, Facing History and Ourselves Cleveland conducted a

CONNECTION & REFLECTION: Sharing a Moment of Humanity

©1965 Bob Adelman, Courtesy CDEA

Leon Bibb came by today to talk about the exhibition This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers from the Civil Rights Movement for his WEWS-TV show “My Ohio.” After being interviewed about the exhibition content and why this history and civil