Current News

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Yom HaShoah Virtual Resources

The Jewish Community Board of Akron and the Shaw Jewish Community Center invite the entire community to join in Remembering the Holocaust, also known as Yom HaShoah Ve-Hagevurah, the Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust and Heroism. Yom HaShoah will begin Monday evening, April 20, at sundown …

COVID-19 Updates

Friday, May 22


Dear JCC Community,

It is with tremendous excitement and cautious optimism that we begin the process of coming back together again. We are proud of our virtual programming and community outreach that has continued to engage, inspire and connect, yet we want nothing more …

JCBA Welcomes New Chief Development Officer

AKRON, OHIO – (Jan. 6, 2020) Lesley Federman Hoover will be joining the Jewish Community Board of Akron (JCBA) as chief development officer. She will design and execute a diversified fundraising plan, including special events, major gifts, corporate sponsorships and planned giving to suppo…

$40,000 Campaign Matching Incentive

Several members of our community have come together to create a $40,000 matching opportunity! The following investments will be matched 1:1:

Any new 2020 investment (includes anyone who did not contribute in 2019). Any increased investment in 2020 (i.e. $500 in 2019 and $1,000 in 2020 woul…

Faith communities seek security: 'We can't let this become the new normal'

Area synagogues, churches and mosques are reassessing their security in the wake of continued attacks on the faithful.

“We can’t let this become the new normal,” said Todd Polikoff, chief executive officer of the Jewish Community Board of Akron, “and that’s the imperative.”