Happening at the J

iPad air and other goodies are donated by Fifth Third Bank

Fifth Third Bank is donating an iPad Air (32GB) and other goodies to be raffled during the unveiling of the Donor Wall at the new indoor pool. "Fifth Third Bank is pleased to support the Shaw JCC’s commitment to serve the broader Akron Community with this important renovation and improve…

”Kathy- Congratulations. You are this year’s award honoree


Yesterday in the annual meeting Kathy Salem, co-chair of Make a Splash! was surprised with this announcement by Thom Mandel, now former president of the JCC Board and co-chair of Make a Splash!:

“I would like to acknowledge Kathy Salem, who didn’t blink when I asked her for $100,000,…

"We wanted to give Augie something we hadn't had"

Our son Augie is a happy eight year old, with an infectious smile. He loves baseball, basketball, flag football, singing and especially swimming. He’s been swimming at the J since he was a baby. We actually joined the J for him, because of the indoor pool. Augie’s never missed a swim s…

Watch Thom Mandel’s Swing!

 

Thom Mandel, co-chair of Make a Splash! Committee and the President of the Board for the JCC swung a hammer at the pool construction launch yesterday and revealed some of the new features that are in the works for the new aquatics facility.

 

Kathy Salem, co-chair of Make a Splash!…

The Rundown on the Indoor Pool

In the summer of 2013 a structural engineer determined that the 40 year old roof of the indoor pool building structure was at risk of catastrophic failure. We immediately decided to close the indoor pool, concerned about the safety of our members and staff.

 

While we knew we were makin…