Current News

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

Shlichim explore Shorashim (roots) In February

By Tohar and Ofri Kait

“Avodat Shorashim” (roots project) is an annual project that every student in the seventh grade has to do in Israel. Seventh grade is the year of Bat and Bar Mitzvah, and this means taking responsibility and becoming a mature member of your family. This s…

60 years of Purim Ball

For the past 60 years, the Jewish Community Center of Akron has been pulled together by the dedicated Auxiliary volunteers who plan the annual Purim Ball. This event was created to present high school senior girls to the community. These girls, our Queen Esthers, have always been symbols of …

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…