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Rabbi Gershom Sizomu is August 24 Community Shabbat Dinner Speaker

The Akron Jewish community is invited to come together for a series of Community Shabbat Dinners in 2018. The third and final one will be held on August 24 at Beth El Congregation. The evening's speaker is Rabbi Gershom Sizomu. He is the the leader of the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda and the f…

Thank You for Year of Learning Together

By Gili and Uri Hershkovitz
Israeli Shlichim

Hello, everyone!

As you all probably know by now, we are returning to Israel at the end of August, and this will be our final article for the newspaper. It’s been an amazing year for us, and we wanted to take the opportunity to thank you all f…

A Leader with a Legacy

The Akron Jewish community recently lost one of its giants. David Lockshin is remembered for being a leader, consummate fundraiser and advocate. He took his duty to the Jewish community extremely seriously, once saying of his obligations, “It is a responsibility I need to pay and do.”


Two Deserving Couples Earn Gala Honors

Annual Campus Gala on Nov. 10 Will Honor Rob & Andrea Minster and Alan & Janice Woll

Campus Gala Honorees Rob and Andrea Minster

This year's Campus Gala honorees are Rob and Andrea Minster, recognized for their longstanding devotion to the Akron Jewish community. Since birth, both have bee…

JFS FRIENDS DRIVE: Community Seniors Rely on You

By Dianne Newman
JFS Board President

Jewish Family Service of Akron works hard to help members of our community overcome barriers. For example, one resident of Summit Management Buildings that JFS serves shared with a JFS social worker that he did not have transportation to medical appointm…