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A Leader with a Legacy

The Akron Jewish community recently lost one of its giants. David Lockshin is remembered for being a leader, consummate fundraiser and advocate. He took his duty to the Jewish community extremely seriously, once saying of his obligations, “It is a responsibility I need to pay and do.”


Two Deserving Couples Earn Gala Honors

Annual Campus Gala on Nov. 10 Will Honor Rob & Andrea Minster and Alan & Janice Woll

Campus Gala Honorees Rob and Andrea Minster

This year's Campus Gala honorees are Rob and Andrea Minster, recognized for their longstanding devotion to the Akron Jewish community. Since birth, both have bee…

JFS FRIENDS DRIVE: Community Seniors Rely on You

By Dianne Newman
JFS Board President

Jewish Family Service of Akron works hard to help members of our community overcome barriers. For example, one resident of Summit Management Buildings that JFS serves shared with a JFS social worker that he did not have transportation to medical appointm…

Pay Tribute to Ellen and Herb Moss at Event on June 18

Join us in honoring Herb and Ellen Moss and their dedication to the Akron Jewish community on June 18 at 5:30 p.m.



Wine and hors d’oeuvres reception. RSVP by June 11 to (330) 869-2424 or online. No online reservations accepted after June 11.


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Rabbi Mitelman featured speaker for May 25 Community Shabbat Dinner

The Akron Jewish community is invited to come together for a series of Community Shabbat Dinners in 2018. The second one will be held on May 25 at Temple Israel starting at 5:30 p.m. The evening's speaker is Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman. He is the Founding Director of Sinai and Synapses, an or…