Akron, Ohio has been home to a thriving Jewish community since the mid-1800s. Over time, the community has grown and evolved, both in size and geography. Despite changes over the generations the community remains deeply committed in deed, philanthropy, and leadership—to the current and future needs of its members.
The Akron Jewish Center—the community’s central home--was first formed in 1920 and moved into a new building on Balch Street in 1929. Today, over 90 years later, the 60-acre community campus on White Pond Drive, renovated through a $7 million dollar capital campaign in 2004-2005. The community campus houses the Jerry Shaw Jewish Community Center, Jewish Community Board of Akron, The Lippman School and Beth El Synagogue.
We create community, based on Jewish values, by providing quality programs and services in a safe and secure environment for people of all ages.
The Schultz Campus for Jewish Life is the family place! We are open to all members of our community without regard to race, gender, religious preferences, marital, sexual or economic status.
We invite you to explore our campus to learn more about our programs and services in fitness, recreation, sports and education.