Maltz Museum Blog

A LIVING PRESENCE: Technology Encouraging Our Humanity

Pincus Gutter

The most requested student tour at the Maltz Museum is a Holocaust tour followed by a survivor talk. You can see the difference the physical countenance of a high school student before and after they have a chance to talk

WHY VOLUNTEER? Reasons To Be A Stop the Hate® Reader

Be A Reader

We need your help to recognize students who stand up to indifference and discrimination. Each year, we reward student upstanders with $100,000 in scholarships, awards and anti-bias grants. This year we anticipate receiving more essay submissions in our annual Youth

AMERICAN STORY HIGHLIGHT: Mt. Sinai Ceremonial Trowel


In 1902 Mt. Sinai was just a 29-bed institution on Prospect Avenue. Operational because of the fundraising efforts of The Jewish Women’s Hospital Society, the hospital provided free care, regardless of race and religion. As a result of the growing

MEET COURTNEY KRIEGER: Manager of Student Learning & Community Engagement

Courtney Krieger

In June, Akron native Courtney Krieger joined Maltz Museum staff as Manager of Student Learning and Community Engagement. Prior to joining the Maltz team, she taught in the Jewish Studies Department at The Lippman School in Akron, Ohio. Courtney also

CITIZEN OF THE WORLD: Catching Up With Author & Global Traveler Irene Shaland

Irene Shaland - The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories

Irene Shaland and her husband Alex have a lifelong passion for travel, evidenced by the fact that their daughter had visited 24 countries even before graduating high school. Irene, an author, educator and lecturer, regularly captivates Maltz Museum audiences with

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