Beth El Congregation

Beth El Congregation at 750 White Pond Drive in Akron will host several events in January.

• “Be One in a Minyan” will be held every Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 a.m. in person and on Zoom. It is the only egalitarian minyan in Akron. A hot breakfast of scrambled eggs, lox and bagels will be served every Friday following morning minyan.

• The Knitzvah group will meet at 10 a.m. Jan. 15 at the synagogue. The knitters and crocheters have donated over 700 handmade shawls, hats and blankets to members of the Jewish community and to local and national charities. Beginners are welcome and all supplies and instruction will be provided. To read more about the Knitzvah group, visit

• Jewish “You” with Rabbi Jeremy Lipton’s “It’s a Mitzvah!” will be held on Jan. 17, 24 and 31 via Zoom. The weekly, interactive discussion of traditional and contemporary texts will explore the relationship of mitzvot to living intentionally Jewish lives in the 21st century.

• “Friday Night with Friends” will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 20. The family-friendly Musical Kabbalat Shabbat service with communal singing and musical accompaniment will be followed by a potluck dinner.

• Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Lipton will discuss and explore aspects of American-Jewish/Jewish-American life at noon Jan. 24, at Gertz & Rosen at 11 S. Forge St. in Akron. To RSVP, email kjames@gertzrosen.

• For more information about events, contact Erin Katz, executive director, at 330 864-2105 or visit