Current News

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

JCBA Hiring Director of External Affairs

The Jewish Community Board of Akron (JCBA) commits to creating Jewish Connections for Life, ensuring that all Jews can participate in Jewish life in any way that fits their interests and passions, at every stage of life. Supporting and enriching the lives of Jews locally, nationally, in Isra…

You're Invited! Crisis Communications Planning Focus Groups

We want to hear from you! Take our survey by August 2nd.

You’re invited to provide feedback on campus and community security, crisis response and protocols to assist Jewish Akron in developing a comprehensive crisis communications plan. 

In recent months, JCBA convened community le…

Shabbat Dinner features Joe Buchanan, Country Singer with a Jewish Soul

The next Community Shabbat Dinner for this year is Friday, Aug. 23, at Beth El Congregation, 750 White Pond Dr., in Akron. Dinner begins at 6 p.m., with Shabbat services and speaker Joe Buchanan at 7 p.m. Dessert will follow. 

The Shabbat Americana Service & "Choosing to be Chosen"

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Ohio Jewish Communities Statement on Substitute House Bill 166

Key community priorities are funded, including $8.5 million in nonprofit security grants and school safety grants to combat new wave of terrorism

The Ohio Senate released its amended version of the state’s operating budget - Sub. HB 166 - for the upcoming two fiscal years (FY 20-21).  It…

Hillel at University of Akron Seeks Part-Time Jewish Life Coordinator

Hillel is hiring a part-time Jewish Life Coordinator for the University of Akron. This flexible position will average 15 hours per week, strengthening the Jewish community on campus at the University of Akron in partnership with student leaders, Hillel leadership, and the Akron community. Th…