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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…

Andrea Rabinovitz to Speak at Yom HaShoah Commemoration on May 2

The Shaw JCC of Akron and the Jewish Community Board of Akron invite the entire community to remember the Holocaust with a memorial service, music and candle lighting ceremony on Thursday, May 2, from 7 to 8 p.m., at the Schultz Campus for Jewish Life. The commemoration is free and open to t…

2019 Israel Elections Summary

Elections in Israel will be held on April 9, 2019. As always, under the Israeli system, the public will elect the full 120 members of the Knesset. In turn, the new members of Knesset will elect a governing coalition from its ranks, including a prime minister. For a full explanation of how Is…

Why Akron – The Stock Family

A few years ago, the idea of relocating to Akron began percolating for David and Molly Stock. Molly’s parents and sister (mom to her seven-year old niece) have been living in Stow for just over a decade, while  her other sister lives near Cleveland.

“Moving here was an opportunity for …