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New CRC Director for JCBA

As a lifetime member of the Akron Jewish community, Ron Lederman has served Jewish Akron in various ways through the years. A past president of JFS, has also sat on the boards of the JCC and JCBA. And he was on the JCBA’s Community Relations Committee (CRC).


Now, Lederman has stepped up …

Separate gifts or individual gifts?

Husbands and wives have been encouraged to give separate gifts to the JCBA annual campaign. Most couples prefer to give separate gifts to the campaign. There has been a growing number of husbands and wives who are combining their gifts into a single gift.

There are several reasons why separ…

Commemorate Yom Hashoah on April 19 on Schultz Campus

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 Erika…

Israeli youth band comes to campus April 1

The Schultz Campus for Jewish Life Teen Program is excited to bring Israeli K’far Vradim Youth Band (KVYB)
to Akron-Canton. They will perform two different shows, one in Canton at Beit Ha'am, on March 31 and on April 1
at the Shaw JCC. Both shows begin at 6:30 pm.

KVYB uses music as a bri…

Your Campaign Dollars at Work - Shaw JCC Early Childhood Education

The Jewish Community Board of Akron exists to sustain and enhance Jewish life. With the funds it raises from the Annual Campaign, it helps support Akron’s other Jewish agencies, programming and services. This article is first in a series of stories that illustrate the impact of these organ…