Maltz Museum Launches New Medical Program Series
BREAKING THROUGH BARRIERS: STORIES OF MEDICAL INNOVATION

CLEVELAND, OH – The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is proud to announce the launch of Breaking through Barriers: Stories of Medical Innovation, a new medical program series based on the special exhibition Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews & Medicine in America, on view now through April 8. Registrations are encouraged.

“The exhibition explores the historic fight for equality in health care and asks us to consider the future of health care in America,” said Jeffery Allen, the Maltz Museum’s Director of Education and Public Programming. “The new program series is a reflection of the exhibition, as we share the stories of everyday heroes in our local Cleveland community   past to present   who have broken through barriers to create better lives for all of us.”

PROGRAMS ARE LISTED BY DATE

WED, JAN 31, 7PM
LECTURE & PRESENTATION
MT. SINAI: A LOOK BACK, A LOOK AHEAD
$12 General, $6 Maltz Museum Members

Mt. Sinai holds a near-legendary place in the hearts and minds of Clevelanders. The hospital’s story is the story both of our special exhibition, Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews & Medicine in America, and of Cleveland. Join us to hear Mitchell Balk, President of the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation, discuss the history and role of the former Mt. Sinai Hospital in Cleveland and the important work still being done by the Foundation today.
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SUN, FEB 4, 2PM
LECTURE & PRESENTATION
DR. SAUL HERTZ: PIONEER OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE
$12 General, $6 Maltz Museum Members

Join Barbara Hertz to discuss how her father, Dr. Saul Hertz, revolutionized cancer treatment, establishing the use of radioactive iodine (RAI) as the cornerstone of nuclear medicine   still being used today! Hertz was a Harvard Medical School graduate and resident at Mt. Sinai Hospital, and his research would become legendary. But as a Jew Dr. Hertz faced challenges that resulted in his contributions being falsely recorded or omitted from medical history.
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WED, FEB 21, 7PM
PANEL DISCUSSION
TIMES OF TROUBLE: THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY’S RESPONSE TO HUMANITARIAN CRISES
$12 General, $6 Maltz Museum Members

Local and international disasters expose the inequities in our society, and the images of suffering make us want to act. Cleveland’s medical innovators are doing just that. Discover how four local leaders are responding to crises in their own ways during a panel discussion featuring:

    • Nancy G. Wolf, M.D., Ph.D., of the American-Austrian Foundation’s Open Medical Institute
    • Zac Ponsky, M.D., Founder of Medworks
    • Lee Ponsky, M.D., Founder of MedWish International
    • Todd Ponsky, M.D., of Akron Children’s Hospital.

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SUN, MAR 4, 2PM
PANEL DISCUSSION
THE HELLERSTEINS: A FAMILY OF DOCTORS
$12 General, $6 Maltz Museum Members

For five generations   beginning with Marcus Rosenwasser in 1864   the Hellersteins have had a doctor in the family. Join us to hear firsthand from David, Kathryn, and Dr. Beth Hellerstein the story of how this extraordinary Cleveland family faced the challenges and dilemmas of medicine. Sean Martin, Ph.D., will moderate an exploration of the role the Hellersteins played as practitioners, innovators, and local legends.
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WED, MAR 7, 7PM
PANEL DISCUSSION
MY CAP IS MY CROWN
$12 General, $6 Maltz Museum Members

An intimate conversation with two unsung heroines! Join us to learn the true stories behind Mt. Sinai Hospital’s 1960s nursing recruitment film, My Cap is My Crown—featured in our current special exhibition Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews & Medicine in America. Former nurses, best friends, and roommates Lyn Albertson-Brom and Sara Hassler-Frato chronicle the role they played in providing access to health care and comfort to communities who were underserved and discriminated against.
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The Maltz Museum’s new program series, Breaking through Barriers: Stories of Medical Innovation, offers stories of local Cleveland medical professionals and institutions making significant contributions to the medical world and society as a whole both past and present.

Space is limited for these programs, and advance reservations are always recommended.