Current News

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

Important Information for Holocaust Survivors and their Families

Thanks to funding from the Jewish Federations of North America, help is available for Holocaust Survivors living in Greater Akron who meet certain eligibility requirements.

If you or someone you know lives in Akron or the Summit County, is Jewish, and lived in Europe or the occupied territo…

JCBA Seeks Experienced Professional for Chief Development Officer Position

JCBA Seeks Experienced, Creative, and Strategic Professional for Chief Development Officer Position

The Jewish Community Board of Akron (JCBA) commits to creating Jewish connections for life, ensuring that all Jews can participate in Jewish life in any way that fits their interests and pas…

Compelling Stories of Addiction Recovery Shared at Shabbat Dinner

Please Join Us May 31 at 5:30 p.m.

The Community Shabbat Dinner is Friday, May 31, at Temple Israel, 91 Springside Drive in Akron. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., with Shabbat services at 6:15 p.m. and a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Babysitting and a kids' room will be available for young childre…

Lippman Students Convince County to Adopt North American First Peoples Day

At its regular meeting on Monday, April 15, Summit County Council unanimously agreed to extend a celebration of Native American heritage to the entire county. Council adopted a resolution declaring the first Monday in October as “North American First Peoples Day,” a companion resolution …

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 ...”