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Make a Difference, for Good

Would you like to make an impact on the Akron Jewish Community...forever?!

If the answer is yes, consider a PACE Fund through the Akron Legacy and Endowment Fund (ALEF). Short for Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment, a PACE Fund lets you support the Akron Jewish Community well beyond you…

RCJ Rundown: January

The Rubber City Jews were truly in the giving spirit this Holiday Season. Together with Young Professionals of Akron (YPA) at our Wags & Whiskers event, we gave a large contribution of pet supplies to Paws and Prayers, a local pet rescue organization. RCJ members volunteered at the Habitat f…

Sherbondy Records Updated

When Steve Johnson volunteered to update the database for Sherbondy Hill Cemetery, he thought it might take a few hours of work. But the retired engineer found it became a labor of love, spending hours and hours visiting the cemetery and matching up the sections and rows assigned to the actu…

Finding a Place in Jewish Akron

When Sandy Ginsburg moved to Medina two years ago for a job, he chose a place to live logically: It was relatively close to Cleveland, Akron and “within walking distance to The Waffle House.”

“Little did I know at the time that the proximity of my apartment to Akron would be arguabl…

Community Shabbat Dinner will be on Feb. 16

The Akron Jewish community is invited to come together for a series of Community Shabbat Dinners in 2018. The first will be held on Feb. 16 at Anshe Sfard, starting at 5:30 p.m. with a Kabbalat Shabbat service and dinner at 6 p.m.

The evening's speaker will be Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger. He …