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Remembering Rabbi Sasonkin

Rabbi Mendy Sasonkin was so many things. To so many people.

He was the spiritual leader at Anshe Sfard and “a personal rabbi and confidant to so many,” as community member Joe Kanfer puts it. Along with his wife Kaila, Rabbi Sasonkin was an emissary for the Chabad movement. He was a fat…

Join Solidarity Shabbat: We Stand with Pittsburgh

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Unify our Community with a continental expression of resilience and Jewish peoplehood

Last Shabbat, we witnessed the deadliest act of anti-Semitism in Jewish North American history. This Shabbat, we respond with our greatest show of solidarity.

The Jewish Community Board of Akron is suppor…

Updated Information for Akron Community Vigil on November 1st

The Akron Jewish community mourns the loss of 11 innocent people and those who were severely wounded at Saturday’s shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Our thoughts and prayers are with our brothers, sisters, first responders and community members who were impacted by this…

FREE Informational Session for Holocaust Survivors at JFS

If you or someone you know who currently resides in the Akron or Summit County area, is Jewish, and lived in Europe or the occupied territories of the Former Soviet Union between January 1933 and May 1945, you may be eligible for reparations and/or other in-home support services.



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