Jewish American Heritage Month Celebration at Cleveland City Hall
Monday, May 7 - Presented by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
WHO: Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage and Cleveland City Hall
WHAT: Third Annual Jewish American Heritage Month Celebration - May is Jewish American Heritage Month, set aside by Congressional resolution and Presidential proclamation to recognize the illustrious history of Jewish contributions to American culture. Join the Maltz Museum, Mayor Frank Jackson, Council President Martin J. Sweeney, and members of the community to celebrate.
Last year the Museum brought part of its Permanent Collection downtown, with displays on four Jewish-owned businesses that got their start and made their mark here - American Greetings, Forest City Enterprises, Rorimer-Brooks and Rose Iron Works. This year, Western Reserve Historical Society will bring artifacts from deep within its Jewish Archive. Following brief remarks from Mayor Jackson and others, Dance Israeli! will perform. After the program, guests are welcome to stay for the City Council Meeting at 7 pm, scholarship winners from this year's Stop The Hate: Youth Speak Out! essay contest will be recognized early in the meeting including Grand Prize Winner Gabrielle Jones, a senior at CMSD's Martin Luther King Jr. High School.
The event is free and open to the public. Free bussing is available by reservation from the Museum.
WHEN: Monday, May 7, 2012
5:30 - Gather to view artifacts from the Jewish Archives of Western Reserve Historical Society
6:00 - Program begins; Welcome by Maltz Museum Executive Director Judi Feniger
6:03 - Remarks from Mayor Frank Jackson
6:05 - Remarks from Cleveland City Council President Martin Sweeney
6:10 - Additional Remarks from Judi Feniger
6:15 - Performance by Dance Israeli!
6:35 - Closing Remarks; Enjoy desserts courtesy of Pierre's Ice Cream; view displays
7:00 - City Council meeting begins; "Stop the Hate" scholarship winners honored
WHERE: Cleveland City Hall Rotunda, 601 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland
Parking available at adjacent Willard Garage ($2.25 first hour/$1.25 each additional) - enter from Lakeside Avenue or E.9th; look for signs for direct entry into City Hall.