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Jewish Family Service: Powered by Campaign

Caring for our Jewish seniors is a value the Jewish Community Board of Akron (JCBA) holds; it’s also an area we invest in. To better serve our senior adults (as well as other ages), Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland (JFSA) acquired Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Akron in Augus…

Nathan Fox & Sandy Ginsburg: Making Connections in #JewishAkron

Sandy Ginsburg came to Akron area for a job as a data analyst and Cathy Baer, the Community Concierge, reached out to him. Sandy soon immersed himself into the community and was an active participant in Rubber City Jews, participated in Jewish Leadership Initiative and eventually was asked t…

Scott & Meghan Newman: Our Hearts Belong in #JewishAkron

Scott Newman grew up in Akron and returned after college for law school at University of Akron. After passing the Bar, Scott began practicing in the area and would attend programming with the newly formed Rubber City Jews (RCJ) for young Jewish adults. Little did Scott know that one day he w…

Jewish Learning: Powered by Campaign

Sam York is a senior at Revere High School, where he is thriving. He plays soccer and is in National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta (a math honors society).

Also “I co-founded the Jewish club, The Call of the Shofar, at our school,” he says. Being Jewish is part of his identity, which…

CEO Koch Retires from JCBA

What’s next for David Koch? After he retires from his post as CEO of the Jewish Community Board of Akron (JCBA) on Dec. 21, he will embark on a leisurely cross-country drive with his wife, Shelley. The destinations include visiting his children and grandchildren.

Other than spending time …