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Remember the Holocaust Commemoration with Child Survivor Ingrid Kennedy

The Shaw JCC and Jewish Community Board of Akron invite the entire community to remember the Holocaust on Sunday, April 15, at 7 p.m., at the Schultz Campus for Jewish Life.

This year’s Yom HaShoah Commemoration will feature testimony, words and poems by Jewish children during the Holoc…

Apply for a 2018-19 J-Ticket

Applications for the 2018-19 J-Ticket are now available. Pick one up at the Jewish Community Board of Akron, the Shaw JCC, The Lippman School, or online at

JCBA introduced the J-Ticket two years ago to grow Jewish Akron families’ engagement in the Jewish Akron…

Curious? Committed? Be a Forum 360 Host!

Are you curious? Are you curious about the round-about at the end of your street, global “weirding,” or the amount of rain in the rain forest? If you are curious, you are a candidate to be a host of Forum 360.

Hosts on Forum 360 are volunteers. As with most volunteer positions, this o…

North American First People's Day Voted into Law in Akron

On January 29, 2018, after a week of deliberation, Akron City Council members voted
unanimously to enact “North American First People’s Day” as law in Akron, Ohio.

A week earlier, seventh and eighth grade students and faculty from The Lippman School, along with
representatives of …

Shaw JCC Introduces 2018 Queen Esthers

The 2018 Queen Esthers have begun rehearsing for the 62nd annual Purim Ball. Celebrate these admirable young ladies at this unique and traditional event to be held on Saturday, March 10, at the Shaw JCC.
This year’s Queen Esthers spend seven weeks practicing their dance steps diligently o…