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Building our second century together

By David K. Koch, JCBA CEO

To paraphrase an ancient Chinese proverb, “The best time to plant a tree was (100) years ago. The second best time is now”. Our 2014 Annual Campaign celebrated the Jewish tree planted by our forefathers 100 years ago, which continues to bear fruit and lend sh…

Renovations begin on locker rooms

This time it's Man's First. The Shaw JCC locker room's renovations are scheduled to begin on Sept. 2, with the men's side first. Beginning Sept. 2, the women's locker room will be split in half with a partition. Women will enter their space through the usual door and the gentlemen will acce…

Lippman School digital storytelling project makes headlines

The new digital storytelling project that connects The Lippman School with members of the Northern Cheyenne Nation has been spotlighted recently in both The Westside Leader and Eschoolnews.com.

"Storytelling Across The Nations" is is a new twist on an ongoing cultural exchange program that…

Youth Sports Brain Injuries: More Questions Than Answers

The Lippman School will host a community forum called "Youth Sports Brain Injuries: More Questions Than Answers", featuring Dr. Joseph A. Congeni, from Akron Children's Hospital. It will be held Tuesday evening, Sept. 16, 2014, from 7:00-8:30 PM. There will be a question and answer session…

LLL’s 6th Year to explore Kabbalistic meaning of six

The New Year 5775 will be starting soon, and new energy will emerge in the air. LLL (Live, Learn, L’Chaim) would like to invite all women to join the 6th year of its programming. 

LLL is the series of Kabbalistic workshops for women. Each program starts with a light and delicious lunch a…