Welcome To The Temple Museum Of Jewish Art, Religion, and Culture
Sue Koletsky, Museum Director
The Temple Museum was founded by Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver in 1950 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Temple-Tifereth Israel. It was housed at The Temple’s original location in University Circle in Cleveland in a space designed by Rorimer Brooks before moving to its current location in Beachwood. It is one of the first museums of Judaica in North America and one of only a few synagogue museums with significant collections.
The Museum’s collection numbers over 2,500 Jewish ritual and fine art objects on display in the Hartzmark Gallery, Chapel Corridor, and throughout the Temple building. The collection also includes 186 pieces on view in The Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery at The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage. In addition to exhibitions, Museum programming includes monthly Art Talks, salons, lectures, tours, artists-in-residence, and collaborations with schools and community groups.
VIOLINS AND HOPE | FROM THE HOLOCAUST TO SYMPHONY HALL
Photographs by Daniel Levin
On Exhibition in the Chapel Corridor
THE MEANING WITHIN THE LETTERS / A FRAMEWORK FOR CONNECTION
Paper Cuts by Nancy Schwartz-Katz
“Though distinctly mechanical, the Hebrew alphabet has a depth of meaning and mystical connection to the larger universe that G-d has created. Each letter is much more than a medium to write text – they are a guide, a framework for sharing a connection with others. It is a way for one to facilitate and to exchange ideas, a ritual script that alternates between G-d’s actions and the instructions to the reader for everyday existence. This allows us to engage with one another in our daily lives, enabling us to transform ourselves to make a difference in this world.”
Also On View
Camps: Selections From The Holocaust Wall Hangings By Judith Weinshall Liberman
The Holocaust Wall Hangings by Judith Weinshall Liberman are a series of loose-hanging fabric banners of varying sizes created between 1988 and 2002. They illustrate the plight of the Jewish people and other minorities during the Holocaust of World War II.
THE MEANING WITHIN THE LETTERS / A FRAMEWORK FOR CONNECTION: Paper Cuts by Nancy Schwartz-Katz Please join us for a special ART TALK with Nancy Schwartz-Katz Nancy will talk about her 22 Hebrew letter portfolio that explores …
Join us for a Pop Art Opening of Andy Warhol's Jewish Icons: 10 Portraits. We will have light bites, sweet treats, music & art! Learn more about the exhibit! We will be collecting cans of soup …