Free Holiday Events at the Maltz Museum!

(CLEVELAND, OH) December 14, 2018 – Free for the holidays? The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage opens its doors at no-cost this winter during special holiday events! From making cards on Christmas to celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to “meeting the presidents” on Presidents Day, there are several upcoming FREE opportunities for the community to engage with this Cleveland cultural hub. (2929 Richmond Road in Beachwood, OH; Registrations encouraged: 216-593-0575 or www.maltzmuseum.org)

Free Winter Happenings at the Maltz Museum (organized by date)

TUES, DEC 25, 11AM TO 5PM
Christmas Day Can-Can, “Give What You Can, Pay What You Can”
Bring a canned good donation and/or pay what you can toward Museum admission

Celebrate the giving spirit of the holiday season! Make a donation to explore the inspiring stories in the Museum’s newest exhibition— Israel: Then & Now, see the treasures in The Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery and share in the Jewish immigrant experiences that make up An American Story. The day also includes a chance to create welcome cards for new immigrants to Northeast Ohio. Canned goods will be donated to the Semach Sedek R.I.A.S. Kosher Food Bank & Pantry and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

GRADES 6-10: ESSAYS DUE WED, JAN. 9, 2019, 11:59PM
GRADES 11-12: ESSAYS DUE WED, JAN. 16, 2019, 11:59PM
STOP THE HATE® YOUTH SPEAK OUT ESSAY COMPETITION
Free for Northeast Ohio 6-12th graders in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull & Wayne counties

Youth Speak Out celebrates students committed to creating a more accepting, inclusive society. By reflecting on real-life situations and detailing ways to make a positive difference in the world in 500 words or less, young leaders can win big. $100,000 in scholarships, prizes and anti-bias education grants is awarded each year. Sponsored in part by Dealer Tire, Dominion Resources and the Nordson Corporation Foundation

MON, JAN 21, 11AM – 5PM
HEAR OUR VOICES: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY CELEBRATION
Free & open to the public

Join us for free all-day at the Maltz Museum! Honor iconic civil rights leader the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and everyday citizens who fought against discrimination by celebrating the everyday hero in all of us. Tour the Maltz Museum’s core and special exhibitions while enjoying hands-on crafts and activities on this family-friendly day!

11:00am – On the One Band performs live in our Theater
1:00pm – The Evelyn Wright Quartet performs live in our Theater
3:00pm – Panel discussion on Race, Gender, and the Power to Vote

Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Community Relations Committee.

MON, FEB 19, 11AM – 5PM
FRIENDS OF THE MALTZ MUSEUM’S PRESIDENTS’ DAY CELEBRATION
Free and open to the public

Celebrate Presidents’ Day with a free, family-friendly day at the Museum! Participate in crafts and activities, plus explore our special exhibition, Israel: Then & Now, which features past president’s Truman (Independence facsimiles), Carter (Camp David Accords), and Clinton (Yitzhak Rabin image), and learn about the Jewish immigrant experience in our core exhibition, An American Story. Plus, kids can “Meet the Presidents” with a special presentation in the gallery. Hear from past presidents such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, FDR, and more! Plus you’ll have the opportunity to take photos with the presidents and enjoy a kosher cookie. Check back for specific times on when Presidents will perform.

Presented by the Friends of the Maltz Museum.

Space is limited and advance reservations are always recommended. For more information on these and other Maltz Museum events and exhibitions, call 216.593.0575 or visit www.maltzmuseum.org.