Happening at the J

Vote The J for Beacon's Best!

Every year, Akron Beacon Journal readers nominate and vote for their favorite businesses in many different categories in the area. Local businesses compete for the honor and right to be called the best in Akron. Shaw JCC is nominated in top 5 for Best Summer Camp, Swimming Spot and Childcar…

Last Chance! Reserve your Listings, Ads & Memorials for Yearbook

Dear Friends,

Last year, there was a level of concern if our annual Yearbook & Directory would continue as an invaluable community resource. We are happy to report that the Purim Ball Committee has taken on this project to help raise much-needed funds to continue its biennial Purim Ball. T…

Liz, Holly, & The Jolly Lollies Children’s Concert set for March 17

Liz, Holly, & The Jolly Lollies Children’s Concert set for March 17

Musical Mindfulness Workshop for Educators is March 18

The Lippman School and the Mandel Early Childhood Education Center at the Shaw JCC have teamed up to present The Jolly Lollies Children’s Concert on March 17 from …

Holocaust Survivor Stanley Bernath to Speak at Yom HaShoah Commemoration

The Shaw JCC of Akron and the Jewish Community Board of Akron invite the entire community to remember the Holocaust on Thursday, May 2, from 7 to 8 p.m., at the Schultz Campus for Jewish Life.

This year’s Yom HaShoah Commemoration – or Yom HaShoah Ve-Hagevurah which literally translates…

Get to Know Camp Director Ashley Garson

Get to Know Ashley Garson, Director of Camp & Youth Programs for Shaw JCC


Ashley may not start in her new role until March 4, but she is already counting down the days until summer camp begins! 

What do you want campers and families to know about you?

My love for camp started when I …