Confined to plutonium-powered DeLoreans and unwieldy telephone booths, time travel is a dangerous and mischief-baiting activity. Instead, take a trip to the past with today’s Groupon to the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Beachwood. Choose between the following options:
- For $32, you get a one-year family membership (a $65 value).
- For $6, you get one all-day museum pass (up to a $12 value).
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage gives patrons a multimedia immersion into the stories of Jewish and Jewish-American hardships and triumphs that punctuate the faith's nearly 4,000-year history. The museum's permanent exhibit, "An American Story," tracks the growth of Jewish communities through immigration and assimilation with interactive computers, films, oral histories, and highly-choreographed shadow-puppet operas. The floor-to-ceiling displays help you imagine yourself among the Jewish immigrants who traveled from Unslaben, Bavaria to Cleveland in 1837, or as a part of the international community of Jewish people living through the horrors of World War II.
Artifact aficionados can also amble through the Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery, which showcases an extensive collection of Judaica, including ritual objects, books, and fine art. In addition to a year of museum admission for a household of two adults and children under 18, those opting for the family membership receive perks including discounted admission to all ticketed public programs, invitations to preview new exhibitions, discounts on purchases at the museum store, and a subscription to the quarterly newsletter, Reflections.
From April 1 to June 26, visitors will have access to a special display of contemporary artwork entitled, "About the Right of Being Different: The Art of Diversity and Inclusion at Progressive." Consistent with the museum's broader aims at increasing tolerance and understanding among all peoples, each work of art—including paintings, sculptures, and video installations—will grapple with the challenges of prejudice in a diverse world.
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
By exploring the Jewish people’s emigration to and experience in America, the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage encourages reflection and tolerance in visitors. Before entering the museum, open since 2005, guests can marvel at its façade, constructed from more than 126 tons of hand-chiseled golden jerusalem limestone. A timeline of Jewish, American, and world history unfolds in the lobby, and an orientation film and a Finding Nemo remake exclusively starring gefilte fish screen in the 60-seat briefing theater. Touring collections grace the special-exhibition gallery, and the 7,000-square-foot permanent-exhibition space shares the stories of America’s Jewish immigrants—from their arrival to the aftermath of the Second World War—with interactive stations, films, and oral histories. Elsewhere, ritual objects, sacred scrolls, and fine art from The Temple Museum of Religious Art grace the walls of the light-filled Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery.
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