By Suzanne Holwitt
Do you want to be more involved with your Jewish community? Well, have we got a great opportunity for you: We need you, we need your ideas and your talents as working members of the Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton. Being on the board of the Federation will give you the opportunity to support others, to share your leadership skills, to make a difference in the community and to develop bonds with other Jewish leaders.
The JFGB has been at the center of Jewish life in our community for many decades. We are committed to strengthening our local Jewish organizations and supporting community members. Being involved as a member of the board of Federation has been very rewarding; I’ve developed friendships with members of our community that I hadn’t known well, I’ve enjoyed being involved in our programs and, as president, I’ve been able to further develop and share my leadership skills with others.
Through our annual Campaign, we support the Jewish Community Center, Hillel Academy of Broome County, Hillel at Binghamton, The Reporter, Jewish Family Service, the mikvah at Beth David and the PJ Library. We also offer grants to other Jewish organizations as requested. We appreciate your financial support, without which we wouldn’t survive. However, we are now asking if you’ll step up and get more involved by becoming a member of our board. Please let us know if you’re interested by contacting our executive director, Shelley Hubal, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suzanne Holwitt is the president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton.