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Federation offers update on fall programming

The Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton announced that, due to the pandemic, it is postponing two annual fall programs: the Day of Caring and the Holocaust Memorial Ceremony, both of which are held at the Temple Israel Cemetery. The Federation hopes that the events will be held in future…

Esserman takes first place in Rockower Awards by Reporter Staff

By Reporter staff

Rabbi Rachel Esserman, executive editor of The Reporter Group, won first place in the American Jewish Press Association Rockower Awards for her book review “Turning Jews into Americans” in the Award for Excellence in Arts and Criticism News and Features – Critical An…

TC to hold Tisha B’Av event on July 29

Temple Concord will hold a virtual, interactive Tisha B’Av commemoration on Zoom on Wednesday, July 29, at 8 pm. Rabbis Barbara Goldman-Wartell and Rachel Esserman will lead the program. Those interested in attending can contact the temple office at TempleConcordBinghamton@gmail.com for th…

BD to hold virtual lecture on “Connecting Archeology and the Bible” on 8/6

Beth David Synagogue will hold the virtual lecture “Connecting Archeology and the Bible” on Thursday, August 6, from 2-3 pm. Eitan Morell will be the speaker in this second lecture in memory of his father, Samuel (Shmuel) Morell, who passed away in April. Members of Beth David will recei…

Beth David opens for indoor services

With Broome County already in Phase 4 of reopening, which includes the New York state guidelines allowing indoor religious services to resume at 33 percent of capacity, Beth David Synagogue has begun holding indoor Shabbat morning services. There is limited seating available, less than the p…