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RCJ Rundown for January

RCJ members enjoyed a fun-filled Chanukah season, attending Beth El, Revere Road, and Temple Israel celebrations as well as the official RCJ Chanukah party. Over 30 people gathered to light the menorah, play dreidel and other games, and enjoy delicious homemade latkes with over a dozen toppi…

Keverkamp is Shaw JCC Executive Director

The Shaw JCC begins a new year with a new executive director. Following a nationwide search, the search committee recommended John Keverkamp as executive director. In late November, the Shaw JCC board of trustees and Jewish Community Board of Akron (JCBA) board of directors unanimously appro…

Jewish Family Service: Powered by Campaign

Caring for our Jewish seniors is a value the Jewish Community Board of Akron (JCBA) holds; it’s also an area we invest in. To better serve our senior adults (as well as other ages), Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland (JFSA) acquired Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Akron in Augus…

Nathan Fox & Sandy Ginsburg: Making Connections in #JewishAkron

Sandy Ginsburg came to Akron area for a job as a data analyst and Cathy Baer, the Community Concierge, reached out to him. Sandy soon immersed himself into the community and was an active participant in Rubber City Jews, participated in Jewish Leadership Initiative and eventually was asked t…

Scott & Meghan Newman: Our Hearts Belong in #JewishAkron

Scott Newman grew up in Akron and returned after college for law school at University of Akron. After passing the Bar, Scott began practicing in the area and would attend programming with the newly formed Rubber City Jews (RCJ) for young Jewish adults. Little did Scott know that one day he w…