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Compelling Stories of Addiction Recovery Shared at Shabbat Dinner

Please Join Us May 31 at 5:30 p.m.

The Community Shabbat Dinner is Friday, May 31, at Temple Israel, 91 Springside Drive in Akron. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., with Shabbat services at 6:15 p.m. and a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Babysitting and a kids' room will be available for young childre…

Lippman Students Convince County to Adopt North American First Peoples Day

At its regular meeting on Monday, April 15, Summit County Council unanimously agreed to extend a celebration of Native American heritage to the entire county. Council adopted a resolution declaring the first Monday in October as “North American First Peoples Day,” a companion resolution …

Forum 360: Striving Valiantly with Akronite Emilia Sykes

Teddy Roosevelt was the 26th and youngest president of the United States. The following is a brief edit from one of his most famous quotes, “The credit belongs to the man or woman who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly ...”

When Hate Goes Mainstream

On Wednesday, May 29 at 7 p.m., the community is invited to join the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Jewish Community Board of Akron (JCBA) for a special presentation of “When Hate Goes Mainstream,” featuring Akron native Cynthia M. Deitle.

Deitle retired as a Special…

Holocaust Workshop: What Can We Do?

The Ohio Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education [OCHGE] and co-sponsor the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, The Museum of Diversity and Tolerance, present a Holocaust workshop for educators, lawyers, students and community members. How and Why Did the Holocaust Occur, and What Do We Do …