RCJ Rundown: October

L’shana Tova from the Rubber City Jews!

It’s hard to believe that a new year is upon us. RCJ has seen many exciting changes in the past year, including more frequent and novel programs, a significant increase in participation, higher attendance at community events, and, of course, the launch of the RCJ Ticket, which now has over 50 members!

The High Holy Days are always a time of reflection and introspection. Looking back on the past year, I am grateful for all of the memories made with the Rubber City Jews: we have celebrated together, tried new things together, volunteered in our community, explored our Jewish roots and connections, and have shared our faith and traditions with many non-Jewish friends.

Now is also a time to think about what we can do better in the coming year, so RCJ is (always) open to suggestions, comments, and any ideas about the program. Please contact us at rubbercityjews@gmail.com or find us on Facebook.

On October 8, RCJ, JFS, and Shaw JCC’s adult programming  is proud to present “Generational Reflections-Share Your Love Story” from 1-3 pm at the Shaw JCC. We invite older adults in our community to share their love story or wedding story with younger adults over a casual lunch—free of charge. We hope this will be the first of many story sharing experiences honoring our elders’ memories and creating connections through the generations. Feel free to bring photos to complement your story. No need to share if you don’t want to— every story needs an audience too! We hope you’ll join us for this very special event.

October Programs:

  • Oct. 8 - Generational Reflections: Share Your Love Story, 1-3 p.m. at the Shaw JCC. Includes lunch. Free.
  • Oct. 10 - Sushi in the Sukkah, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Cohen home. Free for RCJ Ticket Holders, $5 otherwise.
  • Oct. 21 - Pumpkin Carving,  2-4 p.m. at the Nature Realm. Free for RCJ Ticket Holders, $5 otherwise.

RCJ Tickets are always available for $18 at www.JewishAkron.org/RCJ-Ticket or at any RCJ event with cash or check. The RCJ-Ticket gives you access to a whole year of RCJ programs and discounts to many other community events.

RCJ works in partnership with and in support of the Jewish Community Board of Akron, the Sands-Rogovy Fund, and the Albert L. and Janet A. Schultz Endowment Fund for Jewish Programming.


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