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Fleeing the Hijab: A Jewish woman's escape from Iran

Author and inspirational speaker Iranian-born Dr. Sima Goel will share her story of escape, courage, and freedom on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7:00 p.m. in a free, community-wide presentation on the Schultz Campus for Jewish Life.

As an Iranian teenager, she crossed the most dangerous desert in t…

Campaign Community IMPACT: Jewish Akron ready to respond in time of crisis

Thank you to everyone who participated in our focus groups and survey and provided feedback on campus and community security, crisis response, and protocols. The result is an actionable plan that unites the message and crisis response plans of our Jewish communal organizations in the Akron a…

Pay Tribute to Campus Gala Honorees with Congratulatory Ad

Deadline is October 18

On Saturday, Nov. 9, the Annual Campus Gala will celebrate honorees Mike and Teri Segal, who are role models of outstanding leadership and community service. Having served in various leadership roles at the Jewish Community Board of Akron, the Shaw JCC of Akron and T…

JCBA partners with Hey Now! MEDIA for agency rebrand

We want to hear from you! Take our rebrand survey through September 6.

 

The Jewish Community Board of Akron (JCBA) is gearing up for a rebrand. In June, JCBA partnered with Cleveland-based firm Hey Now! Media to provide branding services that will update its mission, values, and visual …

JCBA and Jewish Federations making a difference in Venezuela

Archimedes, the great ancient Greek scientist is credited with several groundbreaking innovations and for applying mathematics to physical phenomena, including the principle of the lever. He is associated with the quote, "Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and …