Current News

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JewishAkron Kicks Off 2023 Annual Campaign!

The Jewish Community Board of Akron’s Board of Trustees, volunteers, and professional staff are excited to announce the kick-off of the 2023 Annual Campaign, which will run from November 2022 through February 2023.

This year’s Campaign Co-Chairs are David Stock and Steve Kutnick. “We …

Jewish Community Board of Akron Launches 2022 Jewish Population Study

Study will inform long-term community planning over the next decade

The Jewish Community Board of Akron, in coordination with the research team of NORC at the University of Chicago and the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University, will launch a study of the area’s Jew…

Jewish Community Board of Akron Appoints Chief Program Officer

The Jewish Community Board of Akron is excited to announce the creation of a new leadership position – Chief Program Officer – focused on delivering Jewish programing for all ages on the Schultz Campus and throughout Jewish Akron. The Akron Jewish community has tremendous assets – outs…

Jewish Akron joins national effort to address humanitarian needs in Ukraine

February 28, 2022 (AKRON, OH). Like many in the Greater Akron community, the Jewish community is saddened and distressed by the events that have become reality in the Ukraine and feels a responsibility to step up and help in some way.  To that end, the Jewish Community Board of Akron (JCBA)…

JCBA Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

February 4, 2022 (AKRON, OH). On Wednesday evening, the Jewish Community Board of Akron (JCBA) board of trustees unanimously voted to appoint Daniel Blain as its Chief Executive Officer. As an experienced non-profit and fundraising leader, Blain will succeed Todd Polikoff and interim CEO, Da…