The mission of the Maltz Museum is to introduce visitors to the beauty and diversity of that heritage in the context of the American experience. It promotes an understanding of Jewish history, religion and culture and builds bridges of appreciation, tolerance and understanding with those of other religions, races, cultures and ethnic backgrounds, serving as an educational resource for Northeast Ohio’s Jewish and general communities.
Rooted in Jewish heritage, the Maltz Museum takes its moniker as a ‘museum of diversity and tolerance’ to heart, offering Jewish and non-Jewish visitors insights into their own lives thorough the experiences of others. The Museum’s core exhibition, An American Story, chronicles the Jewish immigrant experience and the challenges these newcomers faced are similar to those of other groups that sought opportunity in America.
The strikingly beautiful artifacts showcased in the Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery embody Jewish tradition and ritual, but they also highlight the links between Judaism and other faiths. The museum also brings history to life and connects it with the present day through a packed calendar of thought-provoking public programs and expansive array of rotating exhibitions. Its store offers inspired Judaica, home decor, jewelry, toys and accessories from local and Israeli artists.