Jewish Life


Akron's close-knit Jewish community offers many opportunities to get involved, learn, connect, and strengthen your ties to Judaism, Jewish culture and Jewish heritage

The hub of our community is the Schultz Campus for Jewish Life, which is home to the Jewish Community Board of Akron (JCBA), the Shaw JCC, Jewish Family Service, and The Lippman School. United under the umbrella of JCBA, the agencies share the goal of nurturing and sustaining a thriving Jewish life in Akron.


Agencies on Campus



Beth El Conservative  is an egalitarian conservative congregation located on the Schultz Campus for Jewish Life and is affiliated with The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. It is a sacred community dedicated to growing Jewishly, and it seeks to provide a wide range of spiritual, cultural, social, and lifelong learning experiences to all who are looking for a vibrant and inclusive Jewish community.


Temple Israel builds Jewish faith, learning, community and hope. Its central focus is being a sacred place of worship, where it engages people of all ages and stages in sacred living. Education for adults and children is essential to its mission. Over the years, it has elevated Temple Israel as the voice to the non-Jewish community in Akron.


Anshe Sfard creates a welcoming and non-judgmental environment for Jewish men, women & children of all backgrounds. While the Shul conducts its religious services in accordance with traditional requirements, the primary focus of Anshe Sfard is to encourage its congregants to grow spiritually and to find a level of commitment with which they feel comfortable.


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