Order holiday care packages for Jewish college students

Akron-area Jewish college students will be receiving care packages for the upcoming High Holidays thanks to a grant from the Harold & Esther Savage JCBA Youth Activities Fund. The care packages will include a Starbucks gift card, holiday treats and other goodies.

Any Jewish undergraduate or graduate student who is from Akron is eligible to receive this free care package. The student can live at home or away at college in the United States. In addition, grandparents can order a care package at cost for a grandchild who is Jewish but is not from Akron. The care packages will be mailed out prior to the High Holidays, which occur in October this year. The deadline to receive mailing addresses is Sept. 14.

This undertaking is a joint effort between the Jewish Community Board of Akron and Beth El, Revere Road Synagogue and Temple Israel, but the student’s family does not need to be affiliated to receive a care package – just identify as Jewish and have a Jewish upbringing.  The committee, with representatives from all four organizations, will develop a list and contact parents to receive mailing addresses. If you are not contact or would like to contact us to get on the list please get in touch with the appropriate representative with the student’s college address:


  • Beth El: Lisa Spector, lisaspec@aol.com
  • Revere Road: Sherry Banayan, runsherryrun@yahoo.com
  • Temple Israel: Jody Schweiger, 330-665-4448
  • Unaffiliated students & grandparents of college students: Julie Katz, 330-835-0005


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