MORE IN STORE: Temple Emanu El Gift Shop Partners with Maltz Museum

Temple Emanu El PartnershipCLEVELAND, OH – Temple Emanu El in Orange Village is pleased to announce a partnership with the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in which the Temple Emanu El gift shop will carry merchandise from the Maltz Museum Store.

“Cleveland is a community that understands the power of partnerships,” says Maltz Museum Executive Director Ellen Rudolph. “This relationship extends the Museum’s reach while allowing Temple Emanu El to leverage our buying power and the expertise of a seasoned store manager. It’s a win for both organizations.” Temple Emanu El’s Executive Director, Renee Higer, agreed, “This collaboration is a great opportunity for Temple Emanu El to partner with one of our fellow local Jewish institutions; open our doors to the community; and provide our congregants with easy access to the Maltz Museum’s wonderful selection of Judaica.”

The Temple Emanu El Ivan Gift Shop is currently open for business with Maltz Museum merchandise including Judaica, books, jewelry, accessories, décor items and more from local and Israeli artisans.

Maltz Museum Store Manager, Helen Fineberg, who is also a member of Temple Emanu El, will regularly refresh the merchandise to make sure that the gift shop is adequately stocked with popular and seasonal merchandise. Fineberg explained that the collaboration fills a need for Temple members while supporting Emanu El’s Sisterhood, The Women of Temple Emanu El. “This is a great example of community building and cooperation between two institutions serving Northeast Ohio’s Jewish community,” she said.

Temple Emanu El, a Reform Jewish congregation, is located at 4545 Brainard Road in Orange Village. The Irvan Gift Shop is open to the community during business hours or by appointment. For information or to visit the gift shop, please contact Renee Higer, Executive Director at 216.454.1309 or

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