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RCJ Rundown

We hope your holidays were joyous and meaningful! RCJ is excited to start out the new year with a Habitat for Humanity building project on Oct. 13, the first of several Tikkun Olam activities planned for the coming year. All-day, morning (9 a.m.-noon), or afternoon (12:30-3:30 p.m.) shifts a…

Celebrating Jewish Identity Inside and Outside the Classroom

Four year-old Claire Lemerman loves to light Shabbat candles at home and sing “Zoom Gali Gali.” She enjoys it so much that her father, Josh Lemerman says, “It’s all just such a natural, regular part of her weekly routine.”

Claire is a student at the Mandel Early Childhood Educatio…

Todd Polikoff Named New Chief Executive Officer of the JCBA

Akron, OH (Friday, September 14, 2018) – The Jewish Community Board of Akron (JCBA) is pleased to announce that Todd Polikoff will become its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Board of Directors of the JCBA has unanimously approved the recommendation of Polikoff by the Search Committ…

The Shlichim Program: Powered by JCBA-- and YOU!

Mor Roffe landed in Ohio in late August, just as the Akron Jewish community is gearing up to celebrate the High Holidays. As the new Israeli shaliach for Akron and Canton, he might experience a whirlwind of not just meeting people in the communities but also of holiday observances and celebr…