The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage opened its doors 12 years ago and since then has upheld the vision of our founders, to create a space that celebrates culture, identity, and diversity through a Jewish lens.  Our exhibitions, programs, and tours focus on human stories, build bridges of understanding, to bring history to life and challenge the evils of racism, intolerance, and bigotry in all its forms.

In the last year alone, we served over 10,000 school aged children through our amazing exhibitions including This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement.  By telling the crucial story of Freedom Summer through stunning black and white photographs, immersive three-dimensional structures, and powerful films, we looked at the past in a bold new way to better understand our current era, and perhaps make better decisions as a community in the future.

 One core story we share with our amazing partner Global Cleveland, is the immigrant experience.   Last summer we piloted a series of panel discussions dedicated to the rich diversity and powerful contributions of Cleveland’s immigrant communities. We are thrilled to announce that George Koussa will share powerful narratives from Syria, and we will hear other stories of captive nations around the globe as we celebrate our own nation’s independence.

Visit our website for details, and please join us for our joint presentations.  I promise you will walk away knowing someone and something you did not know before.