The Maltz Museum opens its doors at no-cost or low-cost this winter during special holiday events! From celebrating Chanukah with traditional songs and candle lighting to making welcome cards for refugees and new immigrants on Christmas Day to engaging in meaningful discussion in memory of Martin Luther King Jr. on MLK Day, there are several upcoming opportunities for the community to engage with this Cleveland cultural hub. For more information, visit www.maltzmuseum.org.
No-cost & Low-cost Winter Happenings at the Maltz Museum (organized by date)
OPEN THANKSGIVING WEEKEND!
FRI, NOV 24 – SUN, NOV 26, 11AM – 5PM
$12 Adults; $10 Students & Seniors, $5 Youth, FREE for Members & Children under 5
Express gratitude by exploring the stories of people who helped build the city and country we call home. The Maltz Museum invites you to step into The Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Lodz Ghetto, which tells the story of 1940s Europe when a young girl loses her family, but never gives up hope or her faith. See treasures and ritual objects in The Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery and share in the Jewish immigrant experience that makes up An American Story. Plus, start your holiday shopping at the museum store. Shop unique books, artisan jewelry, hand-crafted home goods, and more.
Family Fun Program!
FRIENDS OF THE MALTZ MUSEUM’S CHANUKAH CANDLE LIGHTING
TUES, DEC 12, 5PM TO 6:30PM
Free with registration
Join The Friends of the Maltz Museum in celebrating the Festival of Lights. Hear the story of Chanukah told by Maltz Museum docent Michelle Stern, sing Chanukah songs led by Cantor Kathy Sebo of the Temple-Tifereth Israel, and join us in lighting the menorah. Kids of all ages are welcome. There will be light refreshments and children’s crafts.
CHRISTMAS DAY CAN-CAN, “GIVE WHAT YOU CAN, PAY WHAT YOU CAN”
MON, DEC 25, 11AM TO 5PM
Bring a canned good donation and/or pay what you can toward Museum admission
Get into the giving spirit of the holiday season! Make a donation to explore the inspiring stories in the Museum’s newest exhibition— The Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Lodz Ghetto, see the treasures and ritual objects in The Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery, and share in the Jewish immigrant experience that makes up An American Story. The day also includes a chance to craft greeting cards to welcome new refugee and immigrant families coming to Cleveland. Canned goods will be donated to the Kosher Food Bank and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.
A Community Event!
HEAR OUR VOICES: ANNUAL MLK DAY CELEBRATION
MON, JAN 22, 11AM – 5PM
Free & open to the public
Join us for free all day at the Maltz Museum! Honor iconic civil rights leader the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and everyday citizens who fought against discrimination while celebrating the everyday hero in you. Tour the Maltz Museum’s permanent collections and special exhibition, The Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Lodz Ghetto, while enjoying hands-on activities on this family-friendly day!
Schedule and activities to be announced. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Community Relations Committee.
STOP THE HATE YOUTH SPEAK OUT ESSAY COMPETITION
Deadline Grades 6-10 Essays: Thursday, February 8, 2024
Deadline Grades 11 & 12 Essays: Thursday, February 15, 2024
Free for Northeast Ohio 6-12th graders in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull & Wayne counties
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 in 500 words or less, young leaders can win big. $100,000 in scholarships, prizes, and anti-bias education grants is awarded each year. To learn more visit the Maltz Museum’s education portal at learn.maltzmuseum.org
Space is limited and reservations are always recommended. For more information on these and other Maltz Museum events and exhibitions or to register for one or more programs, call 216.593.0575 or visit www.maltzmuseum.org