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It Only Takes a Minute to Power Our Community

I am approaching my first anniversary as the CEO of The Jewish Community Board of Akron (JCBA). This anniversary reminded me of the song from Jonathan Larson's musical, Rent. You know the song and probably, at minimum, know the lyrics, "525,600 minutes - how do you measure, measure a year?"

The Akron Jewish Community Marks One Year Since the Pittsburgh Attack

Almost one year ago, on a quiet Saturday morning, Pittsburgh’s Jewish community suffered the most brutal anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history when a gunman opened fire in the Tree of Life building, taking the lives of 11 innocent people across three Pittsburgh congregations: Dor Hadash, New…

'Stop the Hate' Contest details announced

The Maltz Museum annually awards $100,000 in scholarships and anti-bias education grants through the Stop the Hate contest, which gives Northeast Ohio students a platform to voice their experiences with bias and discrimination and speak out in support of diversity and inclusion. Now in its t…

Fleeing the Hijab: A Jewish woman escapes Iran

Featured speaker Dr. Sima Goel shares her story on Oct. 29

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

Woll family funds ECE and Lippman playground facility

The shared playground at the Mandel Early Childhood Education Center (ECE) at the Shaw JCC of Akron and The Lippman School is set to receive a major facelift by spring of 2020 with generous funding provided by The Woll Family Foundation.

The impact of the Woll family’s philanthropy can be…