Saturday, February 2, 2013
Check out the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage's February events
February is dotted with free admission, funny rabbis and more at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage. Last year's Cleveland's Funniest Rabbi sold out, and this year the museum is pairing it with a Purim celebration. On President's Day, take the kids to the museum for free admission. And the second annual Mah Jongg tournament takes place Feb. 11. Cick here to see all of the Maltz Museum's February events.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Dr. Delos M. “Toby” Cosgrove will receive the inaugural award in May
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage has announced the winner of its inaugural Heritage Award. The museum will present its new award to Dr. Delos M. “Toby” Cosgrove, CEO of Cleveland Clinic at an awards dinner and ceremony on May 30. The organization will honor Cosgrove's "leadership in creating an environment of inclusion, compassion, and understanding in patient care and workplace priorities," according to the Maltz website. The dinner will be held at the InterContinental Hotel, 9801 Carnegie Ave. in Cleveland. According to Maltz, the museum will give the award each year to a Northeast Ohio leader who builds bridges between religions, races, cultures, and ethnicities in the area. For more information on the event, call 216-593-0575.
Friday, January 25, 2013
The exhibit originated in Jerusalem and is the only to focus on women's experiences in the Holocaust
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage's first exhibition of 2013 will honor the memory of women in the Holocaust. Maltz announced this week that "Spots of Light: To Be a Woman in the Holocaust" will be at the museum from March 19 to June 9. Yad Vashem first created this exhibit in Jerusalem. It is the first to solely focus on stories of women's experiences in the Holocaust. The exhibit features a large video installation with various images of the women involved. According to a Maltz news release, the exhibit's focus will be women who displayed courage, creativity and initiative. "The exhibit demonstrates that human beings are strong enough, even in the most difficult of circumstances, to maintain those values which are the foundation of …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
All adults, seniors and students get in for $5
Admission to the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage will be reduced for just four more days. It will cost $5 for all adults, seniors and students who visit the museum through Sunday. Children 12 and under will get in for free. The price of admission allows visitors to tour the permanent collections as well as the "Bezalel on Tour", which includes contemporary works of graduates from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, the oldest higher education academy of art, design and architecture in Israel. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Sunday; and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call 216-593-0575.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The program has been running since October, but concludes this Sunday
Time is running out on the public's opportunity to see an exhibit that features contemporary work from and inspired by Israel. The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage's "Israeli Arts and Culture" series ends Sunday. It has been running since late October. According to Maltz, a highlight is "Bezalel on Tour," an exhibition celebrating the 106th anniversary of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, the oldest higher education academy of art, design and architecture in Israel. The Bezalel exhibition was curated by Muli Ben Sasson, head of the Ceramics and Glass Design department there. The Maltz exhibition includes "the best of the contemporary works of Bezalel graduates from the last five years from all of Bezalel’s Academic Departments: Fine …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Wednesday event at the Maltz followed by author talk about Jewish holiday traditions.
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage will host a Hanukkah candle lighting and author talk Wednesday evening. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and features Leona S. Green, the author of At Home With the Jewish Holidays, which explains the history and traditions behind Jewish holidays. Find out more from the Maltz website.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Photography exhibition "Precious Objects" opened August 22 at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage featuring the work of Cleveland artist Charles J. Mintz.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Museum will offer free admission during its Jewish Food and Culture Festival.
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage will offer free admission next weekend for its Jewish Food and Culture Festival. The annual festival will feature food from local places including Alladin's Eatery, Corky & Lenny's and more, music from The Workmen's Circle and Park Synagogue Children's klezmer bands and film screenings of the documentary Old Jews Telling Jokes and the Marx Brothers classic Room Service. Food tickets are $.50 each and advance sales are recommended. The festival will be Aug. 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click for more information.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Applicants sought to guide visitors at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is seeking applicants to train to be docents in August. Docents are volunteers who welcome visitors and help enrich their experience at the museum with additional information. The museum especially needs docents to work with kindergarten to third graders. Registration ends Aug. 10 and training begins Aug. 20. Click here to find out more.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
"A Blessing To One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People" sees over 5,000 visitors; hours extended for final weekends.
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage has extended its hours for the last weekends of the exhibit A Blessing To One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People. The exhibit, which closes Aug. 5, has seen over 5,000 visitors since it opened in mid-May. The museum will be open later - until 6 p.m. - Saturdays and Sundays beginning July 21 through the end of the exhibit. Get more information here.