The Binghamton Jewish community has again been asked to help fellow Jews
enjoy the High Holiday season. This year marks the eighth anniversary
of the “We Remember You” holiday mitzvah project, which is coordinated
through Jewish Family Service. Organizers have asked community members
to donate non-perishable foods that one might serve during the High
Holidays and Sukkot.
Temple Concord will bring in Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin as its Solis-Cohen
Scholar-in-Residence for Friday-Sunday, September 5-7. The community has
been invited to participate in the entire weekend of programs. All
programs will be held at Temple Concord, 9 Riverside Dr., Binghamton. To
make reservations for the programs, contact Temple Concord at 723-7355
or e-mail TempleConcord@stny.rr.com.
Hillel Academy has won a $660 grant from Camp Poyntelle Lewis Village to support its pre-kindergarten (Ganeinu) program.
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At the Freedom Summer anniversary conference in Jackson, MS, the
activists who registered black voters and taught in Freedom Schools
under the threat of violence 50 years ago stood up to introduce
themselves. It took three hours to hear what they did in the Magnolia
State back in 1964 and have gone on to do in the half-century since.
In the early 1990s, San Diego was experiencing drought conditions similar to those it faces today. The San Diego business community started looking for other sources of
water for the three million people and hundreds of acres of farmland in
the region. That’s where Israel enters the picture.
The 70-year-old, post-Holocaust taboo of expressing antisemitic views
started to break down over the last several years in Hungary, where
100,000 Jews live among a population of one million. Stoked by the rise
of the neo-Nazi political party Jobbik, that flame has been fueled to
greater heights during the latest conflict between Israel and Hamas.
Imagine for a moment your favorite comfort food. Take a minute to
mentally savor its smell and taste. Now think of how you would feel if
the store that sold this emotionally satisfying delicacy no longer
A comforting message wrapped in crowd-pleasing comedy, “Scrubs” and
“Garden State” star Zach Braff famously called on the public to fund his
sophomore film effort, “Wish I Was Here.”
On the average day, there are three solicitation letters waiting for me
in the mail. This doesn’t include the numerous organizations that now
ask for money by e-mail; that number is too high to count. Yet, I
understand the reason they’re contacting me: nonprofit organizations
need funds and one of the main ways to raise those funds is through
donations. The same is true for The Reporter.