Current News

Select news items and articles published in the Akron Jewish News.

Enhancing Security for Jewish Communities

The Secure Community Network (SCN) has been quietly operating since 2004. Dedicated to homeland security initiatives on behalf of the American Jewish community, the non-profit is an initiative of JFNA and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

With the increa…

Charity, Cocktails & Comedy Event to Benefit Volunteer Guardian Program

The Volunteer Guardian Program, a collaboration of Jewish Family Service, will hold its first fundraiser May 4 at The Tangier’s Cabaret. “Charity, Cocktails and Comedy” will start at 5:30 p.m. and includes a night with comedians Shawn Boyd, Jill Smith, Jasymn Carter, Marlena Mann, …

Free Healthy Senior Expo is a must-attend event for local seniors

The Healthy Senior Expo is Thursday, April 6, 8 a.m.-noon, and is free and open to the public. This event is presented by the Summit County Public Health Office of Minority Health and the Jewish Family Service of Akron and co-sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Akron General and Summa Health Syste…

Jewish Family Service hosts film about aging in the LGBT Community

Community residents are invited to join the Jewish Family Service on March 30 for a showing of the critically acclaimed documentary Before You Know It. This film focuses on the lives of LGBT senior adults who have surmounted prejudice and defied expectation to form communities of strength, r…

Why Akron? The Zorns

Family roots, a welcoming community— and a dash of serendipity.

These are all reasons why the Zorn family found themselves embarking on a memorable cross-country trip with two kids, two cats, two dogs, and two cars packed to the gills. Destination: Akron, Ohio.

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Julie Zorn gr…