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Rubber City Jews Rundown

In August, RCJ members and JLI graduates gathered as part of the Young Leadership Task Force, discussing past, present, and future opportunities for emerging leaders in Jewish Akron. While RCJ continues to host social networking events, holiday celebrations, and community service projects, t…

Forum 360 Fall Show Line-Up

At our August taping, a wide and interesting array of guests paraded through the Forum 360 set for the upcoming fall shows. Forum 360 hosted a cyber bullying expert, a musical child prodigy, two dynamic women executives, the creators of a popular nonprofit event, and an author.

Our goal at …

Fleeing the Hijab: A Jewish woman's escape from Iran

Author and inspirational speaker Iranian-born Dr. Sima Goel will share her story of escape, courage, and freedom on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7:00 p.m. in a free, community-wide presentation on the Schultz Campus for Jewish Life.

As an Iranian teenager, she crossed the most dangerous desert in t…

Campaign Community IMPACT: Jewish Akron ready to respond in time of crisis

Thank you to everyone who participated in our focus groups and survey and provided feedback on campus and community security, crisis response, and protocols. The result is an actionable plan that unites the message and crisis response plans of our Jewish communal organizations in the Akron a…

Pay Tribute to Campus Gala Honorees with Congratulatory Ad

Deadline is October 18

On Saturday, Nov. 9, the Annual Campus Gala will celebrate honorees Mike and Teri Segal, who are role models of outstanding leadership and community service. Having served in various leadership roles at the Jewish Community Board of Akron, the Shaw JCC of Akron and T…