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Ask JFS: Assist Elderly Parents with Help of Jewish Family Service

Ask JFS: Assist Elderly Parents with Help of Jewish Family Service

Dear JFS,

I just returned home from a visit with my parents who live in another city. I was really troubled by it. My mother’s beautiful and immaculate home was in shambles. She admitted that she’s having difficulty…

‘And Sometimes the Party is Over’ -- Reflections at the End of a Shlichut

“And sometimes
the party is over
The lights go out, the trumpet says
goodbye to the violins…
To wake up tomorrow morning
with a new song in our hearts
to sing it with strength,
to sing it with pain.
To hear the flutes in the free breeze
and to start - from the beginning.”
(Ve…

Schultz Campus will Receive $187,000 to Upgrade Security

The Schultz Campus for Jewish Life will receive $187,000 to upgrade security measures at its 130,000-square foot facility located at 750 White Pond Drive. Jewish Community Board of Akron CEO David Koch says the Campus was awarded grant funding from the state of Ohio to make security improvem…

Gala will Honor Dedicated Community Members

This year, the Campus Gala shines a light on four community members: Debra Shifrin and Steve Newman are this year’s Campus Gala Honorees. Mimi Surloff will receive the Tikkun Olam Award, and Sylvia Lewis will receive the Community Spirit Award. Their respective devotion to our community se…

Jewish Family Service hosts LGBT film “Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement”

Community residents are invited to join the Jewish Family Service on June 15 for a showing of the documentary Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement (2009). Directed by Susan Muska and Gréta Ólafsdottir (directors of the Emmy-nominated film The Brandon Teena Story), the film is about two lif…