Current News

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'Celebrate Community,' Support Campus Gala Nov. 9

The theme of the Annual Campus Gala on Nov. 9 is "Celebrating Our Community” with an invitation to invest and to make a world of difference.

Gala co-chair Meir Ohayon says, "The gala raises awareness of all that we do in our community and celebrates those accomplishments.”

The funds ra…

JCBA Hiring Director of External Affairs

The Jewish Community Board of Akron (JCBA) commits to creating Jewish Connections for Life, ensuring that all Jews can participate in Jewish life in any way that fits their interests and passions, at every stage of life. Supporting and enriching the lives of Jews locally, nationally, in Isra…

You're Invited! Crisis Communications Planning Focus Groups

We want to hear from you! Take our survey by August 2nd.

You’re invited to provide feedback on campus and community security, crisis response and protocols to assist Jewish Akron in developing a comprehensive crisis communications plan. 

In recent months, JCBA convened community le…

Shabbat Dinner features Joe Buchanan, Country Singer with a Jewish Soul

The next Community Shabbat Dinner for this year is Friday, Aug. 23, at Beth El Congregation, 750 White Pond Dr., in Akron. Dinner begins at 6 p.m., with Shabbat services and speaker Joe Buchanan at 7 p.m. Dessert will follow. 

The Shabbat Americana Service & "Choosing to be Chosen"

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Ohio Jewish Communities Statement on Substitute House Bill 166

Key community priorities are funded, including $8.5 million in nonprofit security grants and school safety grants to combat new wave of terrorism

The Ohio Senate released its amended version of the state’s operating budget - Sub. HB 166 - for the upcoming two fiscal years (FY 20-21).  It…