Corporate and adult tours, professional development programs, and events at the Maltz Museum offer an inspiring environment to enrich your colleagues and employees. Group tour admission includes full Museum access and a guided exploration of the core or special exhibition.
- Available for groups of 10 or more at a discounted admission price
- Minimum of two (2) weeks advance reservation required
Don’t have 10 people? Book a private tour with a Museum docent for a flat rate fee. Call 216.593.0595 for pricing and availability. We also offer drop-in tours throughout the week.
Our wide variety of tours and exhibitions explore themes of diversity and inclusion.
JUDAISM – INTRODUCTION TO THE FAITH & TRADITIONS
Common Threads of Judaism and Christianity
Centuries before Jesus was born, the Jewish people were living in the Holy Land, reading the Bible and blessing bread and wine—there were priests, altars and incense, too. Come explore the sacred writings, special places, holiday celebrations and life cycle events that form the basis of both Judaism and Christianity. See how these ancient traditions evolved into Christian practices and explore the ancient Judaic values that inform Christian and American social ethics today.
What is Judaism?
This overview of Jewish history, religion and culture uses centuries-old ritual objects from more than 20 countries to explain Jewish religious life and important lifecycle events. Historic photographs, narratives and artifacts from Cleveland’s rich Jewish history transmit the values and practices that continue to inform the lives of the Jewish people today.
NORTHEAST OHIO JEWISH IMMIGRATION & HISTORY
Explore the role language, citizenship, work, faith, and social responsibility play in the immigrants’ transition to American life. Examine the struggles and triumphs of Jewish immigrants to Cleveland during the great waves of immigration from the 1840s to the 1920s and explore the tensions between ethnic identity, ancient traditions, American citizenship and the ongoing creation of a multicultural nation.
HOLOCAUST & DISCRIMINATION
Introduction to Themes of the Holocaust
What happens when hate is left unchecked? Through artifacts, photographs, and film students examine how antisemitism, economic devastation and political instability lead to the systematic murder of six million Jews and destruction across Europe during World War II. Students also encounter how genocide has continued into the 21st century. Emphasis is placed on social responsibility, how individuals can make a difference and the need for tolerance in today’s world.
Stop the Hate
America holds the promise of a being a country where “all men are created equal” yet the reality of life in America has not always reflected this ideal. Learn how racism, ethnocentrism and antisemitism have plagued Cleveland and America since its earliest days. Hear the story of a young African-American Clevelander who shattered Olympic records and Hitler’s racial bias, how a Shaker Heights teen became a victim of international terrorism and how a Cleveland rabbi fought for justice and civil rights. Learn how citizens have come together to fight against discrimination and hatred to build a more tolerant and diverse culture.
Optional Extension Activity: Holocaust Survivor’s Testimony
Hear the first person testimony and inspiring narratives of Clevelanders who lived in Europe during World War II and were able to survive. Limited availability – please schedule as far in advance as possible. Survivors are available to speak in your classroom.