Current News

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

What's Your Plan for Charitable Giving?

It’s up to you.

That’s the “plan” in planned giving: You designate how your gift is to be used. Planned gifts enable you to leave a legacy, whether it’s providing unrestricted funds to help meet community needs now and in the future or permanent resources to aid identified program…

The Jewish Agency: A Global Impact

You may already be aware of The Jewish Agency for Israel because Akron is served by Jewish Agency shlichim (Israeli emissaries), who build bridges between the Israeli and American Jewish communities and organize Israel experiences.

When you support JCBA’s Annual Campaign, you help make th…

Forum 360 Gives Superbowl a Run for Its Money

Last year’s Super Bowl surpassed the record amount of money spent on commercials, with a record base price of $4.5 million per commercial. The cost of a 30-second commercial now exceeds $5 million dollars. That gives the sponsor 30 seconds to tell their story for five million dollars, whic…

RCJ Rundown for January

RCJ members enjoyed a fun-filled Chanukah season, attending Beth El, Revere Road, and Temple Israel celebrations as well as the official RCJ Chanukah party. Over 30 people gathered to light the menorah, play dreidel and other games, and enjoy delicious homemade latkes with over a dozen toppi…

Keverkamp is Shaw JCC Executive Director

The Shaw JCC begins a new year with a new executive director. Following a nationwide search, the search committee recommended John Keverkamp as executive director. In late November, the Shaw JCC board of trustees and Jewish Community Board of Akron (JCBA) board of directors unanimously appro…