Current News

Select news items and articles published in the Akron Jewish News.

Forum 360 Gives Superbowl a Run for Its Money

Last year’s Super Bowl surpassed the record amount of money spent on commercials, with a record base price of $4.5 million per commercial. The cost of a 30-second commercial now exceeds $5 million dollars. That gives the sponsor 30 seconds to tell their story for five million dollars, whic…

RCJ Rundown for January

RCJ members enjoyed a fun-filled Chanukah season, attending Beth El, Revere Road, and Temple Israel celebrations as well as the official RCJ Chanukah party. Over 30 people gathered to light the menorah, play dreidel and other games, and enjoy delicious homemade latkes with over a dozen toppi…

Keverkamp is Shaw JCC Executive Director

The Shaw JCC begins a new year with a new executive director. Following a nationwide search, the search committee recommended John Keverkamp as executive director. In late November, the Shaw JCC board of trustees and Jewish Community Board of Akron (JCBA) board of directors unanimously appro…

Jewish Family Service: Powered by Campaign

Caring for our Jewish seniors is a value the Jewish Community Board of Akron (JCBA) holds; it’s also an area we invest in. To better serve our senior adults (as well as other ages), Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland (JFSA) acquired Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Akron in Augus…

Nathan Fox & Sandy Ginsburg: Making Connections in #JewishAkron

Sandy Ginsburg came to Akron area for a job as a data analyst and Cathy Baer, the Community Concierge, reached out to him. Sandy soon immersed himself into the community and was an active participant in Rubber City Jews, participated in Jewish Leadership Initiative and eventually was asked t…