Current News

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

Lippman, Shaw JCC, & JFS collaborate on Annual Gala

This year, for the first time in the community’s history, the annual gala will benefit three Jewish agencies on campus: Shaw JCC of Akron, The Lippman School and Jewish Family Service. This year's theme is Champagne & Chocolate, and the event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1.

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JCC Golf Outing marks its 20th Anniversary!

Monday, Sept. 29 will mark the 20th Golf outing anniversary for the Shaw JCC.  The inaugural event, held at Rosemont Country Club,  featured Cleveland Cavaliers’ 2nd all-time leading scorer, Austin Carr, as a participant & speaker.  Cathy Baer & Jay Glauberman co-chaired.  The team eve…

New Early Childhood Ed Director takes the reins

This month longtime Jewish educator Kathy Klein starts as Director of Early Childhood Education at the Shaw JCC. Klein has been a teacher in the JCC for over 25 years. 


In 2008, she was selected as one of five Jewish educators nationwide to receive an Ethical Start Achievement Award fr…

pool Construction Leaps Forward

With steel coming on site at the end of July, major construction is scheduled to move forward on the indoor pool building. Pre-cut to up to 30' in length, the structural steel is coated with special epoxy, designed to endure its longevity in the humid conditions of the pool structure. 


Shaw JCC, Lippman offer new transitional kindergarten program

“This enhanced readiness program will support the students’ love of learning, and will help them develop their social, emotional, self regulation, and cognitive skills” says Melanie Drouin,