(CLEVELAND, OH) Free for the holidays? The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is (2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood, OH 44122; 216.593.0575; maltzmuseum.org). From a Hanukkah candlelighting open to people of all faiths to a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, there are several upcoming no-cost opportunities for the community to engage with the Cleveland cultural hub.
• SUN., DEC. 25, 11AM – 5PM
GIVE WHAT YOU CAN, PAY WHAT YOU CAN
o Guided Drop-In Tours of This Light of Ours – NOON, 1PM & 3PM
o Freedom Riders Screening & Talkback- 2PM
Bring a canned good donation and/or pay what you can toward Museum admission.
Celebrate the giving spirit of the holiday season! Make a donation to explore the inspiring stories in the Museum’s newest exhibition—This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement, see the treasures in The Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery and share in the Jewish immigrant experiences that make up An American Story. The day also includes a chance to create welcome cards for new immigrants to Northeast Ohio AND a special screening of the acclaimed Freedom Riders documentary with associate producer Stacey Holman. Kosher food from BlueStar Cafe available for purchase. Canned goods will be donated to the Semach Sedek R.I.A.S. Kosher Food Bank & Pantry and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.
• WED., DEC. 28, 5 – 6PM
FRIENDS OF THE MALTZ MUSEUM’S HANUKKAH CANDLELIGHTING
Free with registration.
Children of all backgrounds are invited to celebrate the Jewish festival of lights! Sing songs, play the dreidel game, go on a museum scavenger hunt, learn the story of Hanukkah and indulge in a sweet cookie reception. Presented by Friends of the Maltz Museum.
• GRADES 6-10: ESSAYS DUE FRI., JAN. 6, 2017, 11:59PM
GRADES 11-12: ESSAYS DUE FRI., JAN. 20, 2017, 11:59PM
STOP THE HATE® YOUTH SPEAK OUT ESSAY COMPETITION
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. Sponsored in part by Dealer Tire, Dominion Resources and the Nordson Corporation Foundation.
• MON, JAN 16, 11AM – 5PM
HEAR OUR VOICES: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY CELEBRATION
See how iconic civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., and everyday citizens risked everything to change America in the This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement exhibition, share a cause you would fight for and hear music from local artists on this family-friendly day. Support from the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.
• MON, FEB 20, 11AM – 5PM
FRIENDS OF THE MALTZ MUSEUM’S PRESIDENTS’ DAY CELEBRATION
Celebrate Presidents’ Day with hands-on leadership-inspired activities and a chance to hear from past Presidents like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, FDR and Theodore Roosevelt from 1 – 2:30PM. Presented by Friends of the Maltz Museum.
Space is limited and advance reservations are always recommended. For more information on these and other Maltz Museum events and exhibitions, call 216.593.0575 or visit maltzmuseum.org.
THIS LIGHT OF OURS: ACTIVIST PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT (Now – May 14, 2017) Featuring videos, interactives and 157 black-and-white photographs, This Light of Ours offers a stirring look at inequities and tensions past and present, challenging visitors to play a role in effecting positive change.
• ADMISSION: This Light of Ours is included with Maltz Museum admission: $12 adults, $10 seniors (60+) and students, $5 youth (5-11) and FREE for Maltz Museum Members and children under 5. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for guided tours and a discount with advance registration.
• EXHIBITION/MUSEUM HOURS: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am -5pm, Wednesday, 11am-9pm. The Maltz Museum is closed Mondays. (Note: The Museum recently extended its Saturday hours to open at 11am.)
• GUIDED “DROP-IN” TOURS: Docent-led tours of This Light of Ours are available Tuesdays and Sundays at 2pm with regular Museum admission.
STOKES: HONORING THE PAST, INSPIRING THE FUTURE The Maltz Museum is proud to be a community partner in a year-long 2017 celebration. Get involved at stokes50cle.com. #stokes50cle
MALTZ MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE celebrates culture and identity to encourage connection and promote a greater appreciation of Jewish heritage and the diversity of the human experience. For more information, visit maltzmuseum.org and follow us on Twitter @maltzmuseum and @stopthehateUS.
Press Release submitted by:
Samantha Fryberger, Director of Marketing & Communications
216.593.0585 I firstname.lastname@example.org
For more things to do in Beachwood, Ohio visit the Beachwood Convention and Visitors Bureau.