The Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton will present the 92Y Live
program “America and Israel: The Way Forward” on Thursday, December 4,
at 8:15 pm promptly, at the Jewish Community Center, 500 Clubhouse Rd.,
Vestal. This will be a live program broadcast from the 92nd Street Y in
New York City;
The Jewish Community Center received a check for $58,500 from Wendy’s
Walk for Kids on November 13 to be put toward JCC programs and services
benefitting children in the community.
The Jewish Community Center Sports Department is celebrating the newly
renovated Kenneth Olum Gymnasium with the program “An Evening of Frank
Sinatra” on Saturday, December 13, from 7-10 pm. Entertainer Bill Nanni
will perform Frank Sinatra songs at the event, which will also feature
casino games, hors d’oeuvres and drinks. The event will be open to the
entire community. The cost to attend will be $50 per person and
reservations can be made by contacting the JCC at 724-2417.
Jewish Family Service has once again invited Wanda Mead Campbell, of
Citizen Action of New York, to speak about Social Security and Medicare
on Wednesday, December 3, at 1:30 pm, at the Jewish Community Center.
Women in the community have been invited to the annual Intersisterhood
meeting on Wednesday, December 10, at Beth David Synagogue, 39 Riverside
Dr., Binghamton. The program, a Judaica Chinese auction, will begin at 7
pm. The cost will be $5 per person and will include light refreshments.
Known primarily for their military prowess and high-tech ingenuity, some
consider Israelis to be overlooked in terms of global engagement.
However, IsraAID, an Israeli non-profit and non-governmental
organization founded in 2001, has been on the frontline of every major
humanitarian crisis of the 21st century, including at current difficult
situations in Iraq and West Africa.
WASHINGTON (JTA) – Mementos of Jacob Goldstein slide across the
3-foot-by-4-foot horizontal screen like cards being dealt at a casino:
his photograph, his name, an Operation Urgent Fury headline denoting the
1983 military campaign in Grenada, Goldstein’s explanatory text
summarizing his role during the invasion.
Given that half of the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust came
from Poland, many descendants of Polish Jews may be surprised to learn
about the current hospitable environment for the Jewish population of
their ancestors’ country.
C. Beth Burch, a professor of education at Binghamton University, has
been called an authority on many subjects, including Jewish American
women writers. However, her focus for the next few years will be on the
university’s Graduate School of Education. Burch was appointed the
interim dean of the school earlier this fall.
I often write about something that has happened in my life, but today I
will write about something important to my heart and our community: the
Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton.
LOS ANGELES (JTA) – As we prepare for our Thanksgiving feasts, a
90-year-old Jewish man named Arnold Abbott is stirring the pot in Fort
Lauderdale, FL, about hunger and homelessness in America. Or is it that
Abbott, who in defiance of a controversial new city ordinance has been
cited several times for feeding the homeless outdoors, is just asking us
to pay more than lip service to our Jewish ideals?