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and Saturday morning services at 9 a.m.
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Temple-Shin-trans We are builders of Jewish faith – our focus as a sacred place of worship is central.
We are builders of Jewish learning – education for adults and children is essential to our mission.
We are builders of Jewish community – we hope to engage people of all ages and stages in sacred living.
We are builders of hope – over the years, we have elevated Temple Israel as the voice to the non-Jewish community.


Mitzvah Day 2015





Join 15 area churches, temples, mosques and others in a day of service to the community.

Mitzvah Day brings together this diversified group of people to help with projects in the community. This year marks the eleventh year for Mitzvah Day in Akron.
Please see our projects below to sign up and volunteer.
Our website – www.mitzvahdayakron.com


    • 9:30 a.m. – noon – Akron-Canton Foodbank – Packing and sorting food.
    • Noon – 4 p.m. – Battered Women’s Shelter – Outdoor clean-up and gardening at one of their locations. Location TBA. See below for more details.
    • 1 – 4 p.m. – Family Promise of Summit County – Finish children’s playground area at Day Center.
    • NEED TIMES – Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service. Sprucing up the mulch and weed along the donated memorial trees and bricks.
    • 12 – 4 p.m. – International Institute –  Help prepare for World Refugee Day, including making decorations and cleanup / reorganization as necessary.
    • 1 – 4 p.m. Knitzvah – Knitting and crochet for children and adults in need. Simple instructions and supplies provided.
    • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Nazareth Housing – Making a House a Home. Interior painting. Floor sanding. NOTE: This project is before Mitzvah Day. Two dates – May 2 and May 16.
    • 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Project Linus – All Children’s Hospital patients receive handmade blankets. Help make them using a simple cut and tie method.
    • 12 – 4 p.m. – Safe Landing for Girls – Residential girls emergency shelter for troubled young people 11 years and older.
    • 1 – 5 p.m. – Sewing for Haiti – Sewing dresses for children. Easy design.
    • 1 – 4 p.m. – Summit County Metro Parks – Weather permitting, Prepare Mountain Bike Trail–Hampton Hills Metro Park.
    • 1 – 4 p.m. Victim Assistance Program of Summit County – Spring Beautification – Outdoor spring cleaning. Bring work gloves and sunscreen.
    • 1 – 3 p.m. – Work Mitzvah – A networking session to match hard to employ people by reaching out to prospective employers and educating the employers on the benefits businesses gain by making these hires. TIMES NOT CONFIRMED FOR 2015.
    • 1 – 5 p.m. – Pot Luck Dinner – Volunteer to bring meals and help set up at Temple Israel for our gathering after our day of service. Gather for dinner around 5 p.m.



DATE: 06/14/2015 ( Sun )

A Word From Rabbi Bob


Dear Friends,

The 28th day of the Hebrew month of Iyyar, corresponding this year to May 17th, marks Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, which celebrates the reclaiming of the Western Wall and the reunification of Jerusalem in the Six Day War of 1967. Some of us remember the radiant moment of seeing Israeli paratroopers praying at the Wall after a fierce battle. It seems hard to believe that, Continued…,