Shalom Sunday & Mandel Match 2023

“We are reimagining Super Sunday as Shalom Sunday!” says Daniel Blain, CEO, JCBA.

Super Sunday is now Shalom Sunday – a powerful day when volunteers, donors, and community members come together to make a difference. It is an important one-day phone-a-thon fundraising effort with every gift supporting the 2023 Annual Campaign for JewishAkron.

As many people know, Shalom has three meanings – hello, goodbye, and peace. During this event we are saying hello to previous donors who have yet to make a gift this year and thanking donors who have already given. Since it is the closing of the Annual Campaign, we are saying goodbye for this year. And, most importantly, by raising funds for the community we are bringing peace to those we serve.

“The dollars raised throughout the Annual Campaign and during Shalom Sunday make a real impact on our community, in Israel, and in 70 Jewish communities all around the world. By ‘answering the call,’ we are ensuring our local and world-wide Jewish communities will stay strong and thrive. Each person can make an impact, no matter the size of their gift,” says David Stock, 2023 Annual Campaign Co-Chair.


Shalom Sunday will take place Sunday, February 26, 2023, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Schultz

Campus for Jewish Life, inside the Shaw JCC, at 750 White Pond Drive.


The goal of Shalom Sunday will be to reach individuals who have not yet made an Annual Campaign donation. JCBA is encouraging community members to “answer the call” and make a pledge to 2023 Campaign.

“The Annual Campaign remains the single most important means for us to take care of those in need in our community, as well as maintain a healthy, vibrant Jewish community for everyone. And, Shalom Sunday is as essential to that effort as ever,” says Steve Kutnick, 2023 Annual Campaign Co-chair.

Powered By YOU!

These are very challenging times and we need your support now more than ever to make sure our Jewish community organizations are here to help.

With YOUR help, we come together to:

  • Provide comfort and care to seniors 
  • Educate children and adults 
  • Help individuals be physically fit and healthy 
  • Combat antisemitism 
  • Build community 
  • Increase security 
  • Touch the lives of thousands in our community, and countless more in Israel and around the world!

The Mandel Match

“This year we have a special effort as part of the campaign. The Thom and Lisa Mandel Foundation has graciously agreed to match all increased and new gifts to the 2023 Campaign for JewishAkron up to a total of $50,000,” says Blain.

The Thom and Lisa Mandel Foundation has graciously agreed to match all increased and new gifts to the 2023 Campaign for JewishAkron up to a total of $50,000, which will be vital to our ability to surpass our $1.4 million goal. The match will be in effect from January 1, 2023, through Super Sunday, scheduled for February 26, 2023.

"Lisa and I are pleased to be able to set aside some of our giving to fund a donor match in our Akron's 2023 Campaign for Jewish Needs.  We hope that all who can will take advantage of the opportunity to lever up their increased annual support of JewishAkron. We think that Akron is an amazing place to raise a family, and one with an amazing Jewish community.  Our programs rival those of many much larger communities.  Please help us help."


How It Works

  1. The Foundation will match all increases to the 2023 campaign; an increase is the amount OVER specific donors’ 2022 commitments. If there is no increase, there will be no match on these contributions.
  2. The Foundation will match all new gifts to the 2023 campaign; a new gift is considered a contribution from either a totally new donor or a previous donor who did not participate in the 2022 campaign.
  3. While prompt payment is always encouraged, the match will be made on either pledges or paid commitments, as long as they are in one of the above categories.


Here’s how YOU can help:

VOLUNTEER at Shalom Sunday:

Call fellow community members to ask for a donation for the 2023 Annual Campaign.


Make thank you calls to donors who have already made their gift!

Please register HERE


On Shalom Sunday be ready to answer our call and make a pledge or donation to JewishAkron’s 2023 Annual Campaign.


Can I skip the call?

Sure enough! Those who want to make their donation early can do so at JewishAkron/donate. Just note “Shalom Sunday” in the comments field. 

Pledges made on Super Sunday can be paid any time prior to Dec. 31, 2023.