Israel: Then & Now tells the story of a people with no home, rejected across the globe for religious beliefs, find hope in a land they can make their own. In 1948, when Israel was declared the first Jewish state, it gave the Jewish people an opportunity to create a home for themselves and their children — what would come of this land, the people, and a culture?

Take a look back and imagine what's ahead during this world premiere special exhibition that combines milestone moments, historic images, interactive media, and film to explore Israel: Then & Now

What you can expect at the exhibit

Learn about major moments in Israel’s history such as the Balfour Declaration, Israeli Independence, and the Camp David Accords.

Discover the early Zionist movement, agricultural transformations, and current innovations in natural conservation. A 3D topographic map will highlight shifting national borders, historic sites, and varied landscape.

Meet the people of Israel by learning about the waves of immigration that contributed to a diverse population. Visitors can explore the experiences of early Jewish pioneers, and children can imagine the courage it took to move far away and build a new society.

Explore the creation of a unique culture and the revival of Hebrew as a spoken language. Learn about the cuisine, pop culture, music, and literature that reach across borders to influence the world.

Be inspired by the technological and medical advancements being made in Israel today that are changing the world.

Hear from everyday Israelis on subjects such as the role of religion in society, Israel’s creative and social challenges, politics, and the idea of Israel tomorrow.

Upcoming dates

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  • Starting Friday, October 5th, 2018, repeats every day until Sunday, May 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm


Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

2929 Richmond Road
Beachwood, 44122


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