Federation looks ahead as 2021 begins by Reporter Staff

By Reporter staff

The Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton is making plans for 2021 and looking for input from the community. “We know a lot of things are still in the air as we move forward in this new year,” said Shelley Hubal, executive director of the Federation. “But we have plans in motion and are looking ahead to make this a great year.”

Film Fest

The Film Fest Committee is planning another virtual film this winter, in addition to “Born in Jerusalem and Still Alive.” (See article on this page.) It also has tentative plans to hold an in-person showing of a film in late spring. “Every member of the Film Fest Committee loved ‘Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles’ and we wanted to wait until we could gather together to enjoy it,” said Hubal. Information about “Fiddler” will appear in future issues of The Reporter. 


“The 2021 Campaign continues its important work,” Hubal said. “The funds we raise through the annual Campaign sustain our vital Jewish institutions, help our neighbors in need through JFS and fund local programming that makes Binghamton our ‘Jewish home.’” There is still time to make a pledge. People who have made pledges can now also pay online. To make a pledge, visit www.jfgb.org/2021-campaign or contact the Federation at 724-2332 or director@jfgb.org. Payments can be made at www.jfgb.org/2021-campaign or by mailing a check to Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton, 500 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal, NY 13850.

Calling young community members

The Federation is looking to do more programming for young professionals and families with young children. “We’d love to give young professionals and families with young children a chance to get together,” said Hubal. “We’re looking for input to create the programs you want and need. We realize young professionals and young families have specific time constraints and interests. We want them to know the Federation is here for them and their future of Jewish life in Binghamton. E-mail me your ideas at director@jfgb.org.”


Hubal noted that one of the things she misses most during the pandemic is talking to people who dropped by the Federation office when they were in the Jewish Community Center. “We miss you and we want to be here for you,” Hubal said. “I’d love for you to check in and let me know how you are doing. Feel free to call the Federation office at 724-2332 or e-mail me at director@jfgb.org.”

Social media

The Federation is now on Facebook and Instagram @JewishBinghamton. “Keep up to date by visiting us on either site,” said Hubal. “You can also sign up for our periodic newsletter. E-mail me at director@jfgb.org and I’ll add you to the list.”