Current News

Select news items and articles published in the Akron Jewish News.

Holocaust Seminar Explores Bearing Witness Into the Future

The Jewish Community Board of Akron announces the annual Holocaust Seminar: bearing witness into the future - a holocaust seminar for teachers and other interested adult learners. The seminar is Monday, Oct. 8, from 4-8 p.m. on the Schultz Campus for Jewish Life.

Dr. Mark B. Cole, an associ…

Register for Jewish American Writing Class

Jewish American Writing: Selections thru Time is the fall class of Encountering Jewish Culture through Stories, Poetry & Art: 2018 series. Esther Hexter, award-winning Jewish educator, will guide seniors and friends in lively discussion and exploration of selections of Jewish American writin…

Get to Know New Shaliach

By Mor Roffe

I’m sitting in the room that I’ve lived in since childhood, thinking about the new chapter I’m about to begin, and my excitement is only increasing!  Before I come in late August and get to know Akron, here’s a chance to let Akron know a little about me!

My n…

Why Akron? The Grieve Family

By Sophie Goldenberg
For the AJN

When Yana Rakhkin-Grieve was ten years old, her family moved to Akron from the Soviet Union.  After receiving her bachelor’s degree from the University of Akron, Yana moved to New York City followed by London. It is there she met her husband, native Londo…

The Lippman School Heads West

As part of an integral educational experience at The Lippman School, four educators and ten seventh and eighth grade students recently traveled to the Northern Cheyenne Reservation and Yellowstone National Park in Montana for a week-long adventure. The trip stems from a lasting relationship …