Current News

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

iPad air and other goodies are donated by Fifth Third Bank

Fifth Third Bank is donating an iPad Air (32GB) and other goodies to be raffled during the unveiling of the Donor Wall at the new indoor pool. "Fifth Third Bank is pleased to support the Shaw JCC’s commitment to serve the broader Akron Community with this important renovation and improve…

Feeling Blue?

What are the signs of depression and what causes it? Who is more likely to experience this condition and how to get help.

”Kathy- Congratulations. You are this year’s award honoree


Yesterday in the annual meeting Kathy Salem, co-chair of Make a Splash! was surprised with this announcement by Thom Mandel, now former president of the JCC Board and co-chair of Make a Splash!:

“I would like to acknowledge Kathy Salem, who didn’t blink when I asked her for $100,000,…

Daisy's Story

Adult Protective Services referred Daisy to JFS after a relative reported that she broke a broom handle defending herself from her adult son...

Helene's Story

One of Helene’s neighbors expressed concerns about her to JFS staff. JFS discovered that Helene’s apartment was infested with both crawling and flying bugs...