Current News

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Relief efforts in Nepal

On Saturday, April 25, a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, leaving an enormous human tragedy in its wake. Latest numbers suggest over 4,000 people have been killed, thousands are injured and tens of thousands are homeless. According to the United Nations, the death toll is…

Dedicating The Albert L. and Janet A. Schultz Campus for Jewish Life

On Sunday, April 26, 2015, the Jewish Community Board of Akron (JCBA) will dedicate 750 White Pond Drive as the Albert L. and Janet A. Schultz Campus for Jewish Life in recognition of a $10M gift to the JCBA made by the Albert and Janet Schultz Supporting Foundation of the San Francisco J…

Local Holocaust survivor shares her story at Yom Hashoah

The Shaw JCC and the dedicated members of the Yom HaShoah committee, invite the entire community to join in Remembering the Holocaust on Sunday, April 19, at 7 pm at the Shaw JCC, on the Schultz Campus for Jewish Life.  
This year’s theme, A Story of a Family’s Survival, will feature Er…

A free one-year membership to Jewish Akron!

Any new or returning Jewish community members can take advantage of the new Jewish Community Passport Program (JCPP), through the Community Concierge. This offers a free one-year membership to the Shaw JCC and free membership and dues to each of the three congregations (Anshe Sfard, Beth El …

Apply for grant for women's programming

Programs that directly benefit–or are of great importance to–Jewish women can receive funding through The Jewish Women’s Endowment Fund, a restricted fund of the Akron Legacy & Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community Board of Akron.


Approximately $5785 is available this year. Interest…