Beyond Chicken Soup:
Jews & Medicine in America

OCTOBER 10, 2017 – APRIL 8, 2018

For centuries, Jews have considered medicine a calling. Historians point out that “few occupations are as immediately linked to a group as medicine is to the Jews,” a connection that has become “the stuff of legend and stereotype, both positive and negative, and a source of pride, amusement, entertainment, and folklore.”

Beyond Chicken Soup illustrates how the field of medicine has at once been a vehicle for discrimination, acculturation, and strengthening Jewish identity. The Maltz Museum features the rich history of Northeast Ohio’s medical community, including the unique role of Mt. Sinai Hospital and its trailblazers and milestones.

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


Signature Sponsor

$10,000 Sponsors

Stanley Blum

$5,000 Sponsors

Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Alan and Mrs. Joni Lichtin

David and Inez Myers Foundation

Barbara Robinson

Donald and Toni Scherzer in honor of and with appreciation to Dr. Wulf Utian and Dr. James M. Goldfarb

Merle Vertes

$2,500 Sponsors

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Beth and Rand Curtiss

Dr. James and Mrs. Ronda Goldfarb

Bahman and Lora Guyuron

Dr. Jack W. Jaffe, MD

Keith and Nancy Libman

Dr. James Lieberman

Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)

Larry and Julia Pollock

The Reminger Foundation

Dr. David and Mrs. Enid Rosenberg

Dr. Fred C. and Mrs. Jackie Rothstein

Dr. Lawrence and Mrs. Margaret Singerman

Dr. Wulf and Mrs. Moira Utian


Dr. Melvin Berger

vic and joan gelb

Drs. Tom I. Abelson and Abby Goulder

Drs. Nancy Wolf and Aric Greenfield

Beno and Elaine Michel

Dr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Jackie Ponsky

Sylvia and Bob Reitman

Dr. Allen and Mrs. Sharon Roth

Steve and Susan Rubin


Maltz Museum