Current News

Select news items and articles published in the Akron Jewish News.

Woll family funds ECE and Lippman playground facility

The shared playground at the Mandel Early Childhood Education Center (ECE) at the Shaw JCC of Akron and The Lippman School is set to receive a major facelift by spring of 2020 with generous funding provided by The Woll Family Foundation.

The impact of the Woll family’s philanthropy can be…

Beth El seeks manager of synagogue services

Beth El Congregation is an innovative conservative synagogue in Akron grounded in Jewish tradition and caring community, located at the front door of the Albert L. and Janet A. Schultz Campus for Jewish Life; sharing a building with the Jewish Community Board of Akron (Federation), The Shaw JC…

Polikoff: The Shofar calls us to come together as people

As with Chanukah and Purim, I grew up thinking that our current ritual observance of Rosh Hashanah was taken directly from the Torah. I later came to find that Rosh Hashanah (as we know it today) is not mentioned by name in the Torah. Nor is there any guidance on how to observe the holiday (…

Glaubermans to lead JCBA’s 2020 Annual Campaign for Jewish Needs

Ensuring the Future of our Community

Sheri and Stuart Glauberman are a part of a family legacy of involvement in the Jewish community spanning four generations. Stuart’s father Murray was president of the Jewish Community Center (JCC) and led the building committee in the creation of the …

Spotlight on Sarah Foster, Akron Hillel Coordinator

What do you want the Akron Jewish community to know about you?

I grew up in Connecticut and attended Skidmore College as an undergraduate. I have a Masters in Jewish Nonprofit Management and a Masters in Religious Education from Hebrew Union CollegeJewish Institute of Religion. I’ve held…