What We Do

For more than 80 years, the Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton has been the cornerstone of Jewish life in the Southern Tier of New York.  We serve the local Jewish community as a financial, cultural, educational and unifying resource. Through the compassion and generosity of our donors, we raise and allocate the funds that provide critical support to our local institutions, our neighbors in need and for Jewish people worldwide.

Our Mission

The Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton strives to create a caring, vibrant, enduring community locally, in Israel and worldwide.  The Federation uses its assets and contributions to strengthen local Jewish institutions and organizations, to support Jewish people in need, and to educate the people in the Southern Tier about Jewish values and identity.

Support the Campaign for 2024

Your gift helps us to provide critical social services, build the identity of our Jewish youth, provide local Jewish programming, improve security and keep us all connected.

We are grateful for your support.


  • In the Shadow of October 7

    College of Jewish Studies Spring Series 2024

    April 4, 7:30 pm on Zoom: political scientist Joshua Muravchik, Is Anti-Zionism Today More Dangerous than Anti-Semitism?

    April 11, 7:30 pm on Zoom: journalist/historian Gershom Gorenberg, Israel & the Gaza War: What Went Wrong and What Must Now Go Right.

    April 18, 7:30 in-person at the JCC with Members of the BU Judaic & Israel Studies Faculty, Community Discussion of October 7 and its Aftermath ($8 entry fee).

  • Community Yom HaShoah Commemoration

    Join us for a community-wide Yom HaShoah commemoration co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton and Hillel at Binghamton University, with support from Beth David Synagogue, Temple Israel and Temple Concord.

    Thursday, May 2 beginning at 6:30 pm. The event will begin with readings of psalms and poems at the outdoor Temple Israel Holocaust memorial. We will then continue inside with testimony from survivor Samuel (Shmuel) Rind.


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