Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage Wins Two Prestigious Telly Awards

BEACHWOOD, OH (July 28, 2006) – The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage recently received two Telly Awards – the premier award honoring the finest video and film productions. The Museum is the only cultural institution in Northeast Ohio to receive the program’s highest honor – a Silver Telly Award. Annually, the competition receives more than 12,000 entries from around the world.

The Silver Telly was awarded to the Museum’s moving “Holocaust Survivors” film. Part of the “World Destroyed” exhibition, the film features Cleveland-area Holocaust survivors, their children and grandchildren, who each touch upon the ongoing impact of the Holocaust in their lives. “Holocaust Survivors” includes music composed by Ernest Bloch, a former director of the Cleveland Institute of Music.

A second film, “To Be Jewish in the New Millennium,” which asks the question “Will there be Jews in the year 3000?” was honored with a Bronze Telly. This film examines Jewish religion, practices and culture in the 21st century, and features interviews with local members of the Jewish community who examine whether new generations of Jews will continue to see the relevance of their timeless heritage in a radically changing modern world.

Cleveland-based Telos Productions, Inc., produced these and the other films featured at the Museum.

“The Maltz Museum was designed to be an immersive experience for all visitors, and our films and interactives are integral to fulfilling that vision,” said Milton Maltz, chairman, Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage. “We are thrilled to have been recognized with these prestigious awards.”

In addition to the Telly Awards, the Maltz Museum’s current special exhibition, Cradle of Christianity: Treasures from the Holy Land is a finalist in Northern Ohio Live’s “Awards of Achievement” in the category of “Cultural Exhibitions.” Winners will be published in the magazine’s October 2006 issue.