Current News

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

Watch this Chanukah video clip made by our Israeli Shlichim

Watch this Chanukah video clip prepared by our Israeli Shlichim - Tohar and Ofri! You'll be delighted to see snippets from the Early Childhood Education classrooms at the JCC, and from the Menorah Factory at the Home Depot that was organized by Chabad of Akron and Canton and spons…

Thank you for Making a Splash! (Part I)

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. The upcoming opening of our new indoor pool marks the end of the fundraising campaign that has made it happen. Thanks to your support, and that of the community as a whole, we raised more than $1.4 Million, which will cover most of…

Lippman to celebrate 50th anniversary

The Lippman School will celebrate 50 years of academic excellence and innovation on March 14, 2015 with a celebration at the school.


Lippman’s Head of School, Sam Chestnut, says “We want to do something special to honor our school’s rich history, as well as all the alumni, generous d…

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 …