The J-Ticket

What is the J-Ticket?

The J-Ticket program is designed to maintain and grow Jewish Akron families’ engagement in the community.  Think of it as a "bundle of services" at Akron's Jewish institutions. The J-Ticket will significantly reduce the cost of the Mandel Early Childhood Education program at The Shaw JCC or The Lippman School tuition, and the Shaw JCC traditional Jewish day camp or the Mandel ECE Summer Playhouse. It also includes membership at a participating synagogue.

 

What is the Program Voucher?

Each J-Ticket also includes a program voucher gift card to be used for fees for any program/event/activity in the Akron Jewish community— held by any participating Jewish organization/agency/synagogue in Akron.

 

How does the J-Ticket work?

A Jewish family pays the annual fee for the desired J-Ticket, then the participating agencies and synagogues involved are paid a predetermined amount per J-Ticket by the JCBA. The Lippman School and Mandel ECE J-Ticket benefits are for the respective school year. (Enrollment during the year may be prorated.)

 

How can I buy a J-Ticket?

The J-Ticket is open to all Jewish families, regardless of financial need. J-Tickets can be purchased by the participants themselves or by family members, such as parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. Payments may be made in full to Jewish Community Board of Akron (JCBA) or payments can be arranged through the Lippman School or the Mandel ECE respectively depending on the ticket purchased.

 

Can I purchase more than one J-Ticket?

Families with one child in The Lippman School and one child in the Mandel ECE may purchase one J-Ticket in each program for a total of two J-Tickets.  No family may have two J-Tickets in the same program. An application is needed for each child.

 

Annual Campaign Obligation

(new this year)

As part of a J-Ticket purchase, participants must make a contribution of at least $180 to the JCBA’s 2019 Annual Campaign, by Dec. 31, 2018. The program voucher gift card may not be used to satisfy Annual Campaign contribution.

Types of J-Tickets

Mandel ECE J-Ticket

 

  • Nine months of tuition for one child from September–May

  • Shaw JCC family membership

  • Shaw JCC Mandel ECE Summer Playhouse for two weeks

  • $250 program voucher for use toward fees for any programs in the Akron Jewish community

  • Annual dues at one participating synagogue

 

$5800 • Value in excess of $10,000

 

Limit one Mandel ECE J-Ticket per family.
Submit applications and questions to Kim Garra, Mandel ECE director

Lippman J-Ticket

 

  • One school-year of tuition for one child

  • Shaw JCC family membership

  • Shaw JCC traditional Jewish summer day camp for two weeks

  • $250 program voucher for use toward fees for any programs in the Akron Jewish community

  • Annual dues at one participating synagogue

 

$3800Value in excess of $12,000

 

Limit one Lippman J-Ticket per family. Additional children are at full tuition but may apply for financial aid and, if enrolled in the Jewish Studies Program at The Lippman School, may also apply for the JCBA Scholarship.

Submit applications and questions to Debbie Zelin, The Lippman School  admissions & marketing coordinator.

Akron J-Ticket

 

  • Shaw JCC family membership for September–August
  • $250 program voucher for use toward fees for any programs in the Akron Jewish community
  • Annual dues at one participating synagogue

 

$1000* • Value in excess of $2,000

 

Purchase of this ticket is available to people under the age of 40

*If you currently have a membership at a participating synagogue, the cost for the Akron J-Ticket is only $500, and the benefits are a Shaw JCC family membership and $250 for use toward fees for any programs in the Akron Jewish community.

Submit applications and questions to Cathy Baer, Community Concierge.