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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…

Hillel at University of Akron Seeks Part-Time Jewish Life Coordinator

Hillel is hiring a part-time Jewish Life Coordinator for the University of Akron. This flexible position will average 15 hours per week, strengthening the Jewish community on campus at the University of Akron in partnership with student leaders, Hillel leadership, and the Akron community. Th…

JCBA Invests in Community Security

The Jewish Community Board of Akron has long been committed to the safety and security needs at the Schultz Campus for Jewish Life which is home of the Shaw JCC of Akron, The Lippman School, Jewish Family Service of Akron, Schultz Towers and Beth El Congregation. In recent years, significant…

Akron Teachers: Attend Holocaust Workshop for Free

Teachers from the public, private and parochial schools throughout Ohio are invited to attend How and Why Did the Holocaust Occur, and what Do We Do About It Today? The full-day workshop will take place Monday, June 24, 2019 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. at the Matlz Museum, 2929 Richmond Road, in Beachwoo…