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In the book, “The Gentle Weapon,” there is a prayerful plea from Rebbe Nachman of Bratslav: “Loving God of truth, my vision is distorted. I want to see clearly, but my heart leads me through twisted, convoluted paths of misunderstood impressions. Straighten those paths so I can strengthen myself in the conviction of my beliefs.”


After quickly pivoting celebrations and services from in person to online in 2020 due to COVID-19, the Jewish Community Board of Akron has begun planning events for Yom Hashoah, the Day of Remembrance; Yom Ha’atzmaut and Yom Hazikaron. While plans for Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Independence Day; and Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day, are still in the works, the community plans to be in person for the commemoration of Yom Hashoah.


When the NEW Center at NEOMED opened in October 2014, it quickly became one of Northeast Ohio’s premier event and conference centers – boasting two large ballrooms in its building nestled on the Northeast Ohio Medical University campus in Rootstown.