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Beth El Congregation

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What is the J-Ticket?

Think of it as a "bundle of services" at Akron's Jewish institutions. The new J-Ticket will significantly reduce the cost of the Mandel Early Childhood Education program at The Shaw JCC or The Lippman School tuition, and the Shaw JCC Jewish summer camp. It also includes a discretionary program credit and a membership at participating synagogue, for Jewish families who choose to enroll and purchase a J-Ticket.

Why was the J-Ticket created?

In the JCBA's efforts to sustain Jewish life in Akron, they wanted to focus on engaging families and reduce the cost of Jewish participation at our Jewish institutions, particularly among young Jewish families who are our future. By significantly lowering the overall cost of participation, young Jewish families will be better able to engage in multiple programs and find an easier path to organized Jewish life in Akron.

How are you able to offer this program?

Using funds from the Albert L. and Janet A. Schultz Endowment for Jewish Programming and consistent with the Schultz family’s stated areas of interest, the J-Ticket was born.

How does the J-Ticket work?

The J-Ticket is open to all Jewish families, regardless of financial need. The cost for enrollment depends on the J-Ticket chosen (see below). Only one J-ticket per family may be purchased, and the J-ticket is for one child; additional children are at full tuition but may apply for financial aid. The Lippman and ECE J-Ticket benefits are for the school year and therefore, begin in August 2016. Ticket can be purchased by the participants themselves or by family members, such as parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. Payments may be made in full to Jewish Community Board of Akron (JCBA) or if you already use FACTS you may do so for this.

Please CLICK HERE to download the application.




Talmud Study with Rabbi Grundfast will be on Monday evenings, beginning July 11 from 7pm-8:30PM.

On the second Tuesday of each month, the Rabbi's monthly Lunch and Learn class will be held from 12 noon- 1:00 PM. The next class will be held on January 12, 2016 at the law offices of Goldman- Rosen ( 11 S. Forge St. Akron). Lunch will be served for $11. If you would like to order lunch, please contact Karen James at ksj-66@

For more information regarding Lunch and Learn, please contact Rabbi Grundfast at or call: 330.864.2105 X 114                               




For an interesting read, check out:

Long time congregant, David Lockshin is being honored on June 16. For more information or to RSVP, please click HERE.

Sunday, May 22 was Mitzvah Day! Two of our congregants were quoted in the Akron Beacon Journal. Check it out HERE!

In Defense of the Conservative Synagogue: An Invitation by Cantor Hinda Eisen Labovitz Labovitz is the cantor of Ohr Kodesh Congregation in Chevy Chase, Maryland. She is a graduate of Hebrew College's School of Jewish Music where she was ordained Cantor and earned a Masters of Judaic Studies degree and Boston University, where she earned a B.A. in Religion. 



Check out our latest Bulletin HERE.

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Join the Beth El Kiddush Club. 

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Tue, 28 June 2016 22 Sivan 5776