Current News

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

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.


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…