Current News

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Busy, fun year planned for RCJ

Leora Cohen
RCJ President


Rubber City Jews, the Akron Jewish community’s organization specifically for
people in their 20s and 30s, continues to grow each month with new members
and new programs. At the close of 2014, we had fun as we celebrated the end
of a busy year. We went to see the…

New role for Jewish Akron - Community Concierge

The Akron Jewish community has always strived to welcome new community members. Through Re-Imagine Jewish Akron, an initiative was officially defined to do so—in the role of a “community concierge.”

Cathy Baer was appointed as our community concierge—to welcome new people to the com…

Tikkun Olam, parent involvement, transitional K program are some highlights

By Kathy Klein
Early Childhood Education Director

In the Early Childhood Department at the Shaw JCC, we have been working to create a culture of empowerment. As engaged educators, we realize that from the time they are infants, children observe the adults in their lives and mimic their beha…

Kindergarten Quandary: Finding the right school for your child

Parents are invited to participate in a discussion at The Lippman School about how to choose the right kindergarten for their child on Wednesday, January 21 at 6 pm.

Dr. David Steinweg, Ph.D., will lead a discussion about emotional, behavioral, and educational issues parents may want to tak…

Inside the Shaw JCC: A new year, a new look

By Eric Goldstein
Shaw JCC Executive Director


The new year signals a time of renewal, and that is certainly the case for the Shaw JCC. Just visiting the Schultz Campus, you have noticed the “make-over” transforming the exterior, as well as the progress of the indoor pool renovation.

T…