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Rick Spector: "I'm proud to be a member of the Akron Jewish community"

Rick Spector is the incoming president of the JCBA. He was introduced by his father in the Annual Meeting that took place on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

"I’m looking forward to the opportunity to serve as the President of the Jewish Community Board of Akron.  My prior experience serving on …

Annual Meeting - notes from David K. Koch, CEO, JCBA

A year ago in this auditorium we celebrated 100 years of the Jewish Federation in Akron and announced that work would soon begin on the new Albert E and Janet L Schultz Campus for Jewish Life.

A little over a month ago many of you gathered outside to celebrate the formal dedication of the S…

Good-bye from Shlichim Tohar and Ofri

A year ago, one morning in May we received a phone call from the ‘Suchnut’ (Jewish Agency):  “I am happy to inform you that you have passed the final test and you have been accepted to the program to be Shlichim!”

We still remember the “WOW!” we felt. With the rush of excitemen…

JCBA to pay tribute to Milt Wiskind on Aug. 5

From tenacious leadership to steadfast generosity to dedicated volunteerism, people make an impact in myriad ways. The Jewish Community Board of Akron aims to recognize people who have made a difference in the Akron Jewish community in any number of ways.

This year, we honor Milton Wiskind…