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JCBA Launches $1.5 Million Campaign

Campaign co-chairs Sheri and Stuart Glauberman have announced a $1.5 million goal for the Jewish Community Board of Akron (JCBA) 2020 Annual Campaign. The goal, a ten percent increase over last year's campaign results, was approved by the JCBA Board of Directors at its May 2019 meeting.

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Forum 360: Where Do Ideas Come From?

Did you ever wonder where do ideas generate for Forum 360? Do hosts have to come up with the idea for every show? If a person or group thinks they would make a good guest, how do they communicate with a host or with Forum 360?

Do we ever run out of ideas? One host explained how ideas are ev…

Rubber City Jews Rundown

RCJ members joined with Jewish Family Service of Akron this past month to delivery holiday gift baskets to Jewish seniors in the community. Participants enjoyed connecting and sharing holiday stories. We are especially excited about a collaborative program on Sunday, Nov. 17, with the JFS Ho…

It Only Takes a Minute to Power Our Community

I am approaching my first anniversary as the CEO of The Jewish Community Board of Akron (JCBA). This anniversary reminded me of the song from Jonathan Larson's musical, Rent. You know the song and probably, at minimum, know the lyrics, "525,600 minutes - how do you measure, measure a year?"

The Akron Jewish Community Marks One Year Since the Pittsburgh Attack

Almost one year ago, on a quiet Saturday morning, Pittsburgh’s Jewish community suffered the most brutal anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history when a gunman opened fire in the Tree of Life building, taking the lives of 11 innocent people across three Pittsburgh congregations: Dor Hadash, New…