By Reporter staff
The Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton announced that it will launch its annual fund-raising Campaign on Super Sunday, October 18. The theme for this year’s Campaign is “Socially Distant, Spiritually Connected.”
“Running a fund-raising campaign during a pandemic is not something I ever thought I would be challenged to do, but here we are, and I look forward to working hard to make the Campaign a success,” said Shelley Hubal, executive director of the Federation. “Due to the pandemic, we are not holding any in-person programming and we need to limit the time volunteers gather to make phone calls. So, in order to keep our volunteers safe, we are asking people to pledge early.”
Campaign Chairwoman Marilyn Bell added, “Our community needs us even more now, but we also need to keep our volunteers safe. Please do a mitzvah and pledge early.”
Pledges can be made three ways:
- Visit the Federation website at www.jfgb.org and click on “make a pledge.”
- E-mail Hubal at email@example.com with “pledge” in the subject line.
- Fill out the form in the ad on page 5 and mail it to the Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton, 500 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal, NY 13850.
“I know that the past months have been difficult for most of us,” Hubal continued. “Many of our local Jewish institutions are in great need and we need to keep our organizations strong. By working together, we can make this happen. I know this community and am so proud to be a member of it. I look forward to a time when we can gather in person. Although we may be keeping our distance socially, we are all spiritually connected as Jewish people.”
Answer the call!
The Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton announced that it is seeking to complete its Super Sunday phone calls in one day: on Sunday, October 18. “Please answer the phone when we call,” said Shelley Hubal, executive director of the Federation. “We want to keep our volunteers safe and limit their exposure. So we are hoping that everyone will answer their phone on Super Sunday if they receive a call and make their pledge.”
Don’t want a phone call on that day? Hubal suggests that people pledge early. “We have already been receiving pledges and have several easy ways for you to pledge early,” Hubal continued. “You can visit our website at www.jfgb.org and click on ‘make a pledge,’ you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘pledge’ in the subject line, or fill out the form in the ad on page 5 and mail it to the Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton, 500 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal, NY 13850.”