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Jewish Family Service hosts LGBT film “Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement”

Community residents are invited to join the Jewish Family Service on June 15 for a showing of the documentary Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement (2009). Directed by Susan Muska and Gréta Ólafsdottir (directors of the Emmy-nominated film The Brandon Teena Story), the film is about two lif…

Charity, Cocktails & Comedy Event to Benefit Volunteer Guardian Program

The Volunteer Guardian Program, a collaboration of Jewish Family Service, will hold its first fundraiser May 4 at The Tangier’s Cabaret. “Charity, Cocktails and Comedy” will start at 5:30 p.m. and includes a night with comedians Shawn Boyd, Jill Smith, Jasymn Carter, Marlena Mann, …

Free Healthy Senior Expo is a must-attend event for local seniors

The Healthy Senior Expo is Thursday, April 6, 8 a.m.-noon, and is free and open to the public. This event is presented by the Summit County Public Health Office of Minority Health and the Jewish Family Service of Akron and co-sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Akron General and Summa Health Syste…

Jewish Family Service hosts film about aging in the LGBT Community

Community residents are invited to join the Jewish Family Service on March 30 for a showing of the critically acclaimed documentary Before You Know It. This film focuses on the lives of LGBT senior adults who have surmounted prejudice and defied expectation to form communities of strength, r…

Help collect cans for the Canorah

Help us collect cans for the Canorah. Cans may be brought to synagogues or Shaw JCC. The cans will be used as part of a display to make a menorah at the Summit Mall where a Chanukah Menorah Lighting Ceremony will be held Tuesday, Dec. 27, 6:30 p.m. All cans will be donated to the Akron/Canto…