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Inaugural North American First People’s Day Walk in Akron

Akron will celebrate the inaugural North American First People’s Day on October 1 by walking a portion of The Portage Path, the oldest landmark in Summit County. The walk is a local and symbolic way to honor the history, culture, and contributions of Native Americans to Akron, Summit Count…

2019 Annual Campaign Chairs Announced

Lyn and Mark Bober are the chairs for the Jewish Community Board of Akron's 2019 Annual Campaign. Mark shares:

“Lyn and I consider it an honor and privilege to chair the annual campaign this year. On behalf of the Akron Jewish community, we thank you for your past support and look forward…

'Raise Community': Celebrate, Support Campus Gala on Nov. 10

Find out more information, purchase tickets and sponsorships at the Campus Gala website. 
Or contact Ceil Cohen at 330-836-0419 or email her  to purchase an ad or sponsorship.



The theme of this year’s Annual Campus Gala on Nov. 10 is “Celebrating Our Community with an invitat…

Starting Anew – Appreciating the High Holidays


We will soon be starting a new year in the Jewish calendar by celebrating the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot. In Hebrew, we call them Chagei Tishrei (Tishrei’s Holidays). For me, the High Holidays represent a new beginning, cleanse, ch…

JCBA announces the acquisition of JFS by JFSA of Cleveland

The Jewish Community Board of Akron (JCBA) is pleased to announce the acquisition of its affiliated agency Jewish Family Service (JFS) by Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland (JFSA), effective August 17, 2018. The acquisition was approved by the Boards of the JCBA, JFS and JFSA.