Current News

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NEW PROGRAM: Survive & Thrive in Parenthood Series

The Schultz Campus for Jewish Life is a hub of community activity, and parents often pass one another hundreds of times without genuinely making a connection to one another.

The Survive and Thrive in Parenthood Series is designed especially for parents and caregivers, who come to the campus…

The Lippman School Hires Jewish Wisdom Educator

Rabbi Stephanie Wolfe is joining The Lippman School and our community in a new role: Jewish Wisdom Educator. Rabbi Stephanie was ordained at Hebrew Union College and has a dual Master of Jewish Education and Jewish Studies degrees from Hebrew College. She brings experience as a Judaic Studie…

Rubber City Jews Rundown

In August, RCJ members and JLI graduates gathered as part of the Young Leadership Task Force, discussing past, present, and future opportunities for emerging leaders in Jewish Akron. While RCJ continues to host social networking events, holiday celebrations, and community service projects, t…

Forum 360 Fall Show Line-Up

At our August taping, a wide and interesting array of guests paraded through the Forum 360 set for the upcoming fall shows. Forum 360 hosted a cyber bullying expert, a musical child prodigy, two dynamic women executives, the creators of a popular nonprofit event, and an author.

Our goal at …

Fleeing the Hijab: A Jewish woman's escape from Iran

Author and inspirational speaker Iranian-born Dr. Sima Goel will share her story of escape, courage, and freedom on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7:00 p.m. in a free, community-wide presentation on the Schultz Campus for Jewish Life.

As an Iranian teenager, she crossed the most dangerous desert in t…