In Northeastern Ohio, in the beautiful city of Beachwood, you will find the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage. This comprehensive museum provides guests with a more critical understanding of Jewish history, culture and religion, in regards to the American experience.
Telling an American story, the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage presents hands-on interactive exhibits including ones where the visitor can take the same citizenship test given to Jewish immigrants and see if they pass the test. You can also find exhibits on Jewish entertainers in Hollywood showcased in a 1920s style Nickelodeon theater, the modern Israel, the Holocaust and its terrifying, horrific destruction, and stories of Jewish patriots in America throughout history.
The museum gives a great introduction to beauty and diversity within the religion in America, as well as tolerance and understanding. Maltz is a lively community space as well, first established here in 2005 and offering visitors several different exhibits, events, films, personal oral histories, interesting artifacts, and historic photographs. There are several nationally and internationally acclaimed items within the Temple Tifereth Israel Gallery, a great place to start your group tour, educational visit, or spiritual journey!