Federation Chai Campaign a success

By Reporter staff

The Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton called its March Chai Campaign “a rousing success.” Adam Weitsman and family had said they would match up to $7,500 of the funds raised, which will be used to improve the security of the local community. However, not only did the Campaign raise more than $9,000, but the Weitsman family said it would match all the funds raised, netting the Federation more than $18,000. Those funds will help provide communitywide trainings and grants for in-person security, and help establish an endowment allowing for a long-term partnership with the Secure Community Network. 

“I am so grateful for all who stepped up and made the security Chai Campaign a success,” said Shelley Hubal, executive direction of the Federation. “A special thank you to Adam Weitsman and family who graciously offered the matching grant for this Campaign and who have now agreed to match the full amount that was raised.”
Hubal noted, “Sadly, security has become a priority for Jewish communities across the globe and we are no exception. The funds raised will be used for years to come and will allow us to provide mini-grants for security guards, trainings, access to a grant writer and more.”

The Federation thanks all its donors, including the David and Virginia Eisenberg Fund and the Victor and Esther Rozen Foundation.  For a complete list of those who donated, click here see the thank-you ad.

“I believe that security will remain a need for our community for the long-term,” Hubal added. “Anyone who wishes to support the security fund can do so by contacting the Federation office at 607-724-2332 or by sending a check to the Federation, 500 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal, NY 13850 and earmark it for security.”