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Be a Friend of JFS

By Richard Zelin
President of the Board of Trustees, JFS

Jewish Family Service helped 600 adults and seniors in our community this year. They learned how to prevent scams and how to protect their finances, engaged in social activities, received one-on-one counseling, and were helped acces…

Informational Meeting about Mission to Spain

The Jewish Community Board of Akron is hosting a mission to Spain from April 28-May 5. We'll explore the Jewish history of Spain, visiting Madrid, Seville, Granada, Cordoba and Toledo.
Just a few of the trip's highlights:

  •     The Royal Palace in Madrid
  •     Renowned art museum, The …

Re-Imagine Jewish Akron Update

Five initiatives came out of Re-Imagine Jewish Akron to make Akron a thriving 21st century Jewish community. Over the summer, task forces started formulating. Here is the update in regard to each initiative:  

1.   Business leaders to coordinate efforts to recruit and place younger Jewi…

Temple Israel's journey continues

Michael Segal
Temple Israel Secretary

What a fabulous day it was for Temple Israel.  On, Sept. 28, hundreds of people participated in a once-in-a-century event: a Torah Walk beginning at 133 Merriman Rd. to our new spiritual home at 91 Springside Drive.

As chairman for the Torah Walk an…

Lippman named a leading Jewish organization in Midwest

The Lippman School has been named one of 21 leading Jewish organizations in the Midwest, as a result of its innovative “Two Tribes, One Vision” cultural exchange program with the Northern Cheyenne Nation in Montana. The Slingshot Fund, which allocates grants to inspiring organizations th…