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Crisis in the Ukrain


The conflict in Ukraine is one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world today. And 350,000 Ukrainian Jews have been caught in the crossfire.

During times of calm in Ukraine, our partners help 70,000 impoverished children and elderly. Today, service providers are stretched beyond cap…

Hadassah to hold Annual Donor Event on Sept. 20

The Akron chapter of Hadassah has tasty plans for its 86th Annual Donor Event on Sunday, Sept. 20. The community is invited to join Hadassah members and their spouses for a fabulous brunch at 10 am at the Shaw JCC. The meal will keep with the theme of the film “The Sturgeon Queens,” an a…

Dancing our Way into the Book of Life

By Mayana Branigan
Shlicha

When I was just a little girl, I can remember sitting on the grass outside the synagogue listening to Rabbi Shlomo’s Carlebach stories. I feel like stories have a way of touching both mind and heart, and I would like to share one of these stories about the Rosh …

Campus Gala to Honor Mandels

At the Annual Campus Gala on Nov. 14, we will celebrate for the benefit of the Shaw JCC, Lippman School and Jewish Family Service–organizations on the Schultz Campus for Jewish Life. This year, we honor Lisa and Thom Mandel for their ongoing dedication, leadership and generosity to the Cam…

JCBA will double your donation to crowdfunding projects

All online donations to Jewish Akron’s crowdfunding projects are now eligible for a matching grant. JCBA will match each donation dollar-for-dollar up to $100 per gift, now through July 24, 2015 at midnight. Eligible projects include:

Anshe Sfard

Shaw JCC

Temple Israel

The Lippman S…