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Forum 360: Striving Valiantly with Akronite Emilia Sykes

Teddy Roosevelt was the 26th and youngest president of the United States. The following is a brief edit from one of his most famous quotes, “The credit belongs to the man or woman who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly ...”

When Hate Goes Mainstream

On Wednesday, May 29 at 7 p.m., the community is invited to join the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Jewish Community Board of Akron (JCBA) for a special presentation of “When Hate Goes Mainstream,” featuring Akron native Cynthia M. Deitle.

Deitle retired as a Special…

Holocaust Workshop: What Can We Do?

The Ohio Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education [OCHGE] and co-sponsor the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, The Museum of Diversity and Tolerance, present a Holocaust workshop for educators, lawyers, students and community members. How and Why Did the Holocaust Occur, and What Do We Do …

Why Akron - The Belsky Family

Thanksgiving 2018 was an extra special day for Allen and Alex Belsky. Just a month earlier, the couple had packed up their young son, Ari, and moved to Akron from Tulsa, OK. On Thanksgiving Day, their daughter, Shoshana, was born.

Allen's parents, Martin Belsky and Kathleen Waits, live in …

Akron Jewish Community to Host Israel Festival on May 5

On Sunday, May 5, the Greater Akron community is invited to explore everything Israeli at the Israel Festival honoring Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel’s 71st Independence Day. The festivities will celebrate Israel’s independence through fun games and activities, food and song, and is free for f…