The Maltz Museum opened on October 11, 2005. It is unduplicated anywhere in America, engaging visitors of diverse backgrounds while building bridges of understanding in an increasingly complex world.
The Maltz serves as The Museum of Diversity and Tolerance and more than 150,000 visitors have enjoyed its exhibitions, programs and activities, including nearly 50,000 school students.
On Sunday September 26, 2010 a sold out crowd attended the 5th anniversary celebration of the Museum.
The evening featured the first Maltz Museum Heritage Award which was given to honor seven generations of the Gries Family, Cleveland's first Jewish settlers, and members of three generations will be present led by Museum Trustee and Community Leader Bob Gries.
Bob and Sally Gries
After cocktails & hors d'oeuvres, there was an elegant sit-down dinner with great live entertainment by the Capitol Steps from Washington DC. Museum Co-Founder Milton Maltz and Executive Director Judi Feniger spoke.
The award presentation was led by Museum Trustee Albert Ratner and the crowd heard inspiring words from Andrea Bestor, winner of a $50,000 college scholarship in the Museum's 2010 Stop the Hate: Youth Speak Out! Essay Contest.
Enjoy these photos from the cocktail hour.
Audrey and Albert Ratner
Alan and Carole Schonberg
Adam Ross and Barbara Robinson
Milton Maltz, Louis Freiberg and Lois Davis
Nora and Joe Cimperman
Cathy Kilbane and Judi Feniger
Dana and Mario Morino
Joan and Vic Gelb
Paula and Bob Coleman
Dave Weiner, Bob and Sally Gries and Charna Sherman
Rabbi Richard Block, Milton Maltz, Armond Budish,
Albert and Audrey Ratner
Mia Lehrer, Paul E. Westlake, Jr. and Michael Lehrer
Peggy Zone Fisher with Ken and Janisse Marblestone
Pam Fitzgerald, Keith Libman and Jennifer Williams
David Fleshler and Armond Budish
Judi Feniger and Henry Goodman
Milton Maltz and Harlan Diamond
Martha Siverston and Ray McMullen
Bob Gries and Alan Schonberg
Milton Maltz and Kittie D. Warshawsky
Lois Davis and Grant Dinner
Alfred Rankin and Milton Maltz
Armond Budish and Albert Ratner
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