Essay Contest

Stop the Hate® 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, this next generation of leaders can win big.

Stop the Hate®

U.S. History through the Jewish Experience

Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews & Medicine in America, Grades 4-5
(through April 8, 2018)

Experience Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews & Medicine in America, presented by the Mount Sinai Health Care Foundation. Learn about how the field of medicine has at once been a vehicle for discrimination, assimilation and the strengthening of Jewish identity. Explore the rich history of Northeast Ohio’s medical community, including the unique role of Cleveland’s own Mt. Sinai Hospital. Discover how a profession can help shape (or hurt) one’s own personal identity.  Discuss challenges faced when care providers themselves are biased.  Be inspired by upstanders who faced challenges based on discrimination and rose above to achieve success. The exhibit is on display now through April 8, 2018.

For more information on group tours and the Ohio State Standards for this exhibition, please contact Ian Stein, Student Tour Coordinator at 216-593-0591 or Istein@mmjh.org.

Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews & Medicine in America was created by the Jewish Museum of Maryland with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Growing Up in Cleveland 100 Years Ago, Grades K-3

What was life like for Cleveland youth before iPads and cell phones? Hands-on activities, photographs, and recounted stories encourage young learners to distinguish between past, present, and future while exploring how children's lives have changed in a century.


Building a City, Grades 2-5

Students meet the early pioneers who worked seven days a week to survive and are introduced to the concept of working as a team on a large scale. Engaging in discussion and analysis of maps, texts, and pictures, they discover why and how immigrant Jews valued civic leadership and helped people within and outside of their community.


Jewish Faith & Tradition

Celebrate with Us, Grades K-5

As the seasons turn, Jewish tradition offers many rich and wonderful holidays and remembrances. Through storytelling, ritual objects, art, and song, students learn about Jewish holiday rituals and traditions, exploring firsthand the beauty of this faith and culture.


What Is Judaism?, Grades 3-5

Whether it's as a culture, a religious identification, or an ethnicity, no one way of understanding Judaism is more correct than another. Discover the diversity and richness of Judaism through discussion and the examination of artwork, relics, customs, and practices.


Optional Extension: Temple Visit, Grades K-5

Visit the sanctuary of the The Temple-Tifereth Israel, just steps from the Museum, to explore the sacred space and its ritual objects. (1 hour; additional $2 per tour-goer. Limited availability. Please schedule at least 2 weeks in advance.)