Rubber City Jews, the Akron Jewish community’s organization specifically for
people in their 20s and 30s, continues to grow each month with new members
and new programs. At the close of 2014, we had fun as we celebrated the end
of a busy year. We went to see the Cleveland Cavaliers as they went up against
the Tel Aviv Maccabi, carved pumpkins and hiked at the Nature Realm, had
a bowling party at AMF, and had many different opportunities for socializing
and learning together. For Hanukkah, we had a great party at the home of
Debra & Steve Newman, with dreidel, latkes, drinks, and a crazy gift exchange.
We kicked off the New Year with a bagel brunch at the home of Leora & Nathan
Cohen and a fabulous game night at the home of Erin & Kevin Katz-Ford.
RCJ has a good mix of programs, some of which are child-friendly for young
families in the community and others are just for adults. In the upcoming months, we will be ice skating (Feb. 7), sledding (Feb. 14), and going to Zip City (March 21). Jewish events will include a bi-monthly Shabbat dinner and
celebrations for Purim (March 8) and Passover. Other regular events include a
monthly “Dessert & Discussion,” a member-led study session each final Monday
of the month, and bi-monthly happy hours. Many special promotions have also
been available to RCJ members, including attendance at the Shaw JCC Sports
Dinner, and more promotions will be available in the future.
Starting in 2015, RCJ will also become more active in the greater community as we
participate in community service together. Each quarter, a different organization
will be chosen as a place where we will do service and raise funds or goods in the
months in between. In our first service quarter, we will be raising food-goods for
the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank, where we will be working in March.
We would like to thank the leadership at the Jewish Community Board of Akron and
the entire Jewish community for their overwhelming support and encouragement
as we take these next steps of growth together as a young and thriving community.
Please email us at RubberCityJews@gmail.com or “Like” us on Facebook to be
included in our mailing list and to receive updates on our upcoming events.