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Why Akron?

The Akron Jewish community has welcomed many families and individuals through its Community Concierge program. In this ongoing section of AJN, we'll get to know new members of our community and why and how they chose to call the Akron Jewish community home.

 

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Crowdfunded monies help repair Sherbondy Hill Cemetery

Thanks to funding from this summer’s JCBA crowdfunding campaign, significant and much-needed landscaping and monument work was done at Sherbondy Hill Cemetery. Over 14 headstones were lifted and secured in place. Major landscaping work was done to make some previously hidden headstones vi…

Campus celebrates at Annual Gala

Over 250 people dined, mingled, and bid among the uplifting island décor at the Annual Campus Gala on Nov. 14. The event, which raises funds to support Jewish Family Service, The Lippman School, and the Shaw JCC, honored Thom and Lisa Mandel for their ongoing support of the campus and commu…

The Rising Power of Social Media, the Danger of the 'Single Stroy'

That when we reject the single story, when we realize that there is never a single story about any place, we regain a kind of paradise. –Chimamanda Adichie

In recent years, many of our beliefs, thoughts, knowledge and concepts regarding different topics have been based on data and informa…

Guest Bartender Opportunity at Regency Wine!

Be the highest bidder and enjoy an evening with your friends!  Be the guest bartender and a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the agencies on the Schultz Campus for Jewish Life - Shaw JCC of Akron, Jewish Family Service, and The Lippman School. 

Invite your friends and famil…