By Reporter staff
The Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton’s Campaign 2022 kicked off on August 29 with a phonathon. Calls were made from people’s homes for the second year. “This was not the way we planned to have the Campaign start,” said Shelley Hubal, executive director of the Federation. “We were sorry to have to skip the brunch, but the health of our community members comes first.”
Hubal noted that this is her second pandemic Campaign. “It’s difficult to run a Campaign this way,” she added. “However, our community came through for Campaign 2021 and we hope the same will be true for the new Campaign.
“A dozen volunteers helped us yesterday [August 29], but there is still work to do,” she said. “Many of the calls will be made over the next few weeks, so please answer your phone and pledge. Thanks to everyone who made a pledge, either by answering their phone during the phonathon or by pledging on the Federation website.”
Hubal also mentioned the organizations that receive an allocation from the Federation. “Jewish Family Service supports our community members in need,” she said. “The Reporter keeps us all connected, the Jewish Community Center serves as a cornerstone of our community and Hillel Academy is shaping our Jewish community for future generations.”
The Federation allocation process for 2022 is currently taking place and Hubal said that it’s helpful to know how much money will be available. “Our community organizations are all hurting from the pandemic,” she said. “But they have done a wonderful job serving the community, even with all the pandemic restrictions. I know they will continue to do the same this coming year. Please make a pledge and keep our community strong.”