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From the Desk of the Federation Executive Director: With gratitude 4/9/21

I have been walking circles around the inside of my house for months now. If you were to peek in the window, you would see what looks like a crazy person, walking around and around the living room furniture. This ritual started in December. COVID made going to the gym impossible and it was, …

From the Desk of the Federation Executive Director: With gratitude 3/12/21

A recent article in The Forward shared excerpts from some of the 100 letters religious scholars have written to President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and members of Congress to be distributed during the first 100 days of the new administration. The project “American Values, Rel…

From the Desk of the Federation Executive Director: With gratitute 2/12/21

By Shelley Hubal

I wept last night. I felt it coming for days and I am glad it finally bubbled up and spilled out. There were several reasons for the tears. The mid-winter blues are hitting hard this year. Not leaving the house for days because of the weather, a sore back and the pandemic h…

From the Desk of the Federation Executive Director: With gratitude 1/15/21

Editor’s note: This column was written before the January 6 events in Washington, DC. For Jewish Federation of North America’s response to those events, see the Federation Alert on page 1. The Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton is in agreement with JFNA’s response.

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From the Desk of the Federation Executive Director: With gratitude 12/18/20

Good-bye 2020! This year, we saw the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, a worldwide pandemic that has killed hundreds of thousands of U.S. lives alone and sent our economy into a tailspin, a divisive U.S. presidential election like no other, and nationwide unrest as we struggle to define our…