The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage wants to get people talking – not only about the launch of their new program series, but about how we live our lives today. Begin the Conversation is a series of thought-provoking play readings, speakers, films, and concerts conceived to spark dialogue within the community. Topics will range from Muslim identity to mother/daughter relationships, defiance, and gay marriage.
Each month, programs relate to a specific theme: Women’s History (March), Arab American Heritage (April), Jewish American Heritage (May) and LGBTQ Pride (June). “The success of Begin the Conversation,” states Executive Director Ellen Rudolph, “hinges on bringing together an array of perspectives to generate potent dialogue that will leave you thinking long after your museum visit ends.”
Highlights for the season include a performance preview of the Tony-nominated, Pulitzer Prize-winning ‘night Mother featuring Dorothy Silver and Laura Perrotta (Mar. 26); an interfaith dialogue with Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple and Imam Mohammed Magid of the Islamic Society of North America (Apr. 23); and a screening of the documentary Defiant Requiem followed by a live performance of Dies Irae from Verdi’s Requiem Mass by an 80-piece choir and orchestra (May 14). Tickets range in price for each program from $5 to $12, with special discounts for Maltz Museum Members and those who purchase their tickets in advance. Tickets can be ordered at online or by calling 216.593.0575. Follow this link for the complete schedule of programs and events.