Spring into the J for April!

Sports Dinner with Paul Dolan

Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan to speak at Shaw JCC annual Sports Dinner, June 8 


Friends & Family Online Ticket Presale is April 19-25

Cleveland Indians owner, chairman and CEO Paul Dolan will be the featured speaker for our 15th annual Sports Dinner on Thursday, June 8 at Canal Park in Akron. Dolan has a powerful story to tell, not only one of the Indians’ World Series near win but also one of many philanthropic causes he is involved in throughout the community. He exemplifies the values of the Shaw JCC and what this dinner aims to support, and is sure to be a draw for sports fans and beyond. Monies raised from ticket sales, auction and sponsorships will benefit Shaw JCC’s programs and services offered to the community. A Friends & Family online ticket presale will open April 19-25 before tickets go on sale to the community April 26. For more ticket and sponsorship information, call Jody Faught at 330-835-0025 or email her.

Get in shape for summer with FREE group exercise

With more than 50 FREE weekly drop-in group exercise classes at the J, you are sure to find a class that meets your fitness needs and goals, along with the support of other members. From entry level to challenging, there is a class for every person and fitness level. Click here to download the April Group Exercise Schedule PDF.

Don't miss out! Camp JCC early bird savings end March 31

Camp JCC early bird savings end this Friday, March 31! Receive a special early bird discount of $20 off every camp fee. Member discounts are also available. Need help registering? Meet with the Camp Director Scott Zorn in the Shaw JCC lobby, March 31, 4-6 p.m., to register in person, or register online anytime.

Donate children's books to the Mandel ECE new Lending Library, April 3-16

Dust off your bookshelves and recycle those books your children may have outgrown or have already read for the Mandel ECE new Lending Library! Please drop-off your books at the front desk or ECE main office, April 3-16. Questions? Email Kim Garra, ECE Director.

Swim clinics dive in April 4

Get ready for summer swim team with one or more of our swim clinics - Tuesdays, April 4-May 2, 5:30-7 p.m. Training includes stroke critique, new drills to help improve stroke and swimming film sessions for ages 6+. $15 Member/$25 Guest per clinic. More information here.

TNBA Mini & Junior Dribblers tip off April 4

TNBA Mini and Junior Dribblers clinics tip off Tuesday, April 4 and run every Tuesday through May 2 in the after-school hours. Members and guests are welcome. Call 330-867-7850 to register, or stop by the desk. More information here.

Nominate your favorite coach or athlete for Akron Jewish Sports Hall of Fame by April 7

This honor was established in 1971 to recognize Jewish men and women, 25 years of age and older, who live or have lived in the Akron area for ten or more years and have been a participant, coach or officiated in athletics. Applications are available at the main office or may be completed online

Celebrate Passover with Chocolate Seder, April 9

Celebrate Passover in a sweet way! How many Seders have you been to where you get to make s’mores, dip strawberries in chocolate and drink four cups of chocolate milk? Enjoy this fun, interactive Seder with Shabbat Scott and Julie singalongs, prizes, and of course… lots of CHOCOLATE! $3 per person in advance or $5 at the door. Call 330-867-7850 to register, or stop by the desk. Complete the form here.

Shaw JCC building hours for Passover, April 10

The Shaw JCC will close at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 10 for Erev Passover. This includes the Mandel Early Childhood Education Center and KidSpace. Please also remember that no outside food or drink (except water) may be brought into the building during Passover, April 10-18. Thank you.

Yom Hashoah at Shaw JCC will feature child survivor, April 23

The Shaw JCC and the Jewish Community Board of Akron invite you to remember the Holocaust, April 23 at 7 p.m. The Yom Hashoah event will feature testimony of Helen Marks, who survived the Holocaust as a child. The commemoration is free and open to the public and is suitable for middle school students through adults. 

Celebrate Israel's Triumph & Spirit at Israel Festival, April 30

You're invited April 30 to the Israel Festival! From 12-12:30 p.m., we will remember Israel's fallen soldiers with songs by Cantor Kathy and Rachel Osherow and a performance by The Lippman School students. Afterwards, we invite you to enjoy Israeli music, bouncy house, photo magnet booth, face painting, complimentary snacks, Israel souvenirs, activities for all ages, plus an Israeli meal available for $5 through Efrat's Catering, plus world jiu-jitsu champ Lior Ofir, On the Map film and speaker from Maccabi USA. Free and open to the public. More information here.

Mark your Calendars!

  • Camp JCC early bird savings end Friday, March 31
  • Outdoor pool opens Saturday, May 27
  • Shaw JCC annual Sports Dinner - Thursday, June 8 at Canal Park
  • Shaw JCC annual Golf Outing - Monday, Sept. 18 at Silver Lake Country Club