Ever wonder where Campaign dollars given to the Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton go? Aside from allocating funds to local organizations such as the Jewish Community Center, The Reporter and Hillel Academy, the Federation sponsors programming throughout the year. In 2020, the Federation sponsored eight communitywide events. Ten communitywide events were held in 2021.
“A vital component of Federation is creating community,” said Shelley Hubal, executive director of the Federation. “Coming together for a Hanukkah party, to commemorate Yom Hashoah, or to host young Jewish families for Shabbat in the park is what we love to do. Our programming adds to the quality of life here in the Southern Tier. Even in the COVID era, we have managed to provide outstanding virtual programming, such as our conversation with former Ambassador Michael Oren and our upcoming webinar with the ADL. We are proud of the work we do and we want all of you to be proud, as well. Your precious Campaign dollars make it all possible.”
She added, “Next time you read The Reporter or go to the Federation website, look for our new emblem that says ‘Your Campaign Dollars at Work.’ If you made a contribution to the Federation, you helped to make that event happen. Your dollars played a critical role in creating a more vibrant Jewish community right here in Binghamton.”