Current News

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

Hadassah hosts Women's Heart Health forum on Nov. 3

Hadassah has embarked on a journey to help women of all ages improve their heart health.  A multi-million dollar gift has created the Linda Joy Pollin Heart Health Institute at Hadassah Hospital and an equally important heart health program in the United States: “Every Beat Counts” 


Together, We Can Succeed in Annual Campaign

By Michael Segal, Campaign Chair

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” - President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

Collectively, the Akron Jewish community has made significant strides in getting our agencies and synagogues to this point in time.  But where do we go from…

October Construciton Update

An epoxy coated steel structure was constructed around the Shaw JCC indoor pool and trenches were dug down to the foundations to allow for waterproofing.Rebar reinforcement and yellow sheets of vapor barrier were laid down to prepare for the re-pouring oft he concrete pool deck. At…

Dr. Richard Hirsh Will Receive The Tikkun Olam Award (Repairing the World)

An article featuring Marc and Sharon Merklin who also will be honored at the Gala was published in the September issue of AJN.

Dr. Richard N. Hirsh is a diagnostic radiologist and a social entrepreneur on a mission - a mission to create a healthier world. In 1996 he founded Radiology Mammog…

One Special Lady Finds the Funds to Give

Every donation that comes through our doors to support the Shaw JCC, moves us. Every donation is special because no matter its size, a donation is the ultimate form of support. It's like saying "Hey, I get what you're doing here and I think it's important."    

Last week, when we got…