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Ensuring Our Jewish Future by Annual Campaign Co-Chairs Mark & Lyn Bober

As co-chairs of this year's Annual Campaign, we wanted to emphasize how important your support is to ensure that we can continue to live as Jews while facing prejudice or threat of persecution locally, throughout the United States or beyond. Without your generosity, we will be unable to sus…

Campaign in Action: Advocating for Our Jewish Community Across the Map

By Howie Beigelman
Executive director, Ohio Jewish Communities

What’s a Jewish issue? How do we advocate for our communal needs and speak out for our values in an increasingly politically polarized world?

One way that Ohio’s Jewish communities do all of that is through their collective…

Remembering Rabbi Sasonkin

Rabbi Mendy Sasonkin was so many things. To so many people.

He was the spiritual leader at Anshe Sfard and “a personal rabbi and confidant to so many,” as community member Joe Kanfer puts it. Along with his wife Kaila, Rabbi Sasonkin was an emissary for the Chabad movement. He was a fat…

Join Solidarity Shabbat: We Stand with Pittsburgh

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Unify our Community with a continental expression of resilience and Jewish peoplehood

Last Shabbat, we witnessed the deadliest act of anti-Semitism in Jewish North American history. This Shabbat, we respond with our greatest show of solidarity.

The Jewish Community Board of Akron is suppor…

Updated Information for Akron Community Vigil on November 1st

The Akron Jewish community mourns the loss of 11 innocent people and those who were severely wounded at Saturday’s shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Our thoughts and prayers are with our brothers, sisters, first responders and community members who were impacted by this…