Temple Museum

Welcome To The Temple Museum Of Jewish Art, Religion, and Culture

Dr. Katya Oicherman, 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, including three Czech Memorial Scrolls. 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.

Museum Hours for The Hartzmark Gallery and Chapel Corridor:

For Temple Members
Monday and Friday 9:00am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wednesday and Saturday – 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday – 1:00 – 4:00 pm

For General Public
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00am – 5:00pm by appointment
Sunday by appointment

The Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery at the Maltz Museum is open:

Tuesday-Sunday – 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Current Exhibition in the Hartzmark Gallery

From The Temple Museum Collection

Join in the journey of the vivid and imaginative world of Marc Chagall as he tells the story of Exodus through 24 dramatic lithographs exhibited in the Hartzmark Center Gallery. The exhibit includes 20 original works from the portfolio of 24 vibrant, full-color lithographs that takes us through key moments of the inspirational and magical Exodus story. The remaining four pieces are currently displayed at The Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery at the Maltz Museum.

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On Exhibition in the Chapel Corridor


The Temple Museum is pleased to present a solo exhibition of photographs by nationally recognized photographer Eric Friedman.

Eric enjoys the solitude and beauty of landscape photography and is equally drawn to the vibrancy of cities and the currents of motion surrounding them. Many of his photographs are engendered by a storm chaser’s fascination with the elements and the power of nature unleashed. Things ordinary, captured with passion, can speak to the dualities of joy and adversity we all experience in our lives. As Eric explains, “My approach to photography can be distilled into the simplest terms. One must find the spot, get the shot and manage the camera so it’s a hospitable vessel for capturing the moment.”

In addition to photography, Eric has been a musician, a Partner at Deloitte Consulting and has traveled extensively, hiking and touring with his wife Debbie and friends. They have divided their time between Cleveland and Camden, Maine, and currently reside locally. Their son Jordan lives in Los Angeles, California. Debbie and Eric have been Temple members for over 20 years.

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.

Photo of the Plan of Auschwitz Wall Hanging

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The Temple Gallery at The Maltz Museum

Maltz Museum Gallery LobbyVisit our collection at The Maltz Museum.

Did you know, by virtue of being a member at the Temple, you can visit our collection for free? Just stop at the desk and let them know that you are members of the Temple visiting The Temple Gallery.

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Previous Exhibits


View the newest addition to The Temple Museum collection! Join us for Andy Warhol’s Jewish Icons: 10 Portraits, an exhibition featuring Ten Portraits of Jews of the 20th Century that transport you into the world of the pop art superstar artist. Created by the artist himself in New York City in 1980, the 10 individual silkscreen portraits on paper feature Sarah Bernhardt, Louis Brandeis, Martin Buber, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, George Gershwin, Franz Kafka, the Marx Brothers, Golda Meir, and Gertrude Stein.
Andy Warhol Jewish Icons

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Violins and Hope: From the Holocaust to Symphony Hall, Photographs By Daniel Levin

See renowned Israeli luthier (violin maker) Amnon Weinstein’s workshop come alive in 42 large scale photographs by Daniel Levin. The first photographer to document Amnon’s workshop in Tel Aviv, Levin captures a one-of-a-kind collection of violins that survived the Holocaust and the artful process for restoring them. The photographer’s superb ability to celebrate both place and process through the beauty of light is nothing short of remarkable.

Violin Workshop

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Upcoming Events

Chagall's Moses and Superman
Sunday, October 29, 2023, 12:00PM

Exhibition tour with Katya Oicherman, Temple-Tifereth Israel Museum director Tour the exhibition “The Story of Exodus: 24 Lithographs by Marc Chagall” and discover the connection between the Biblical superhero Moses and pop culture icon that is …