A Message from Shelley Hubal, Federation Director

Compassion as we move forward

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…

Apology

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 has certainly playe…

A New Year

Looking for some inspiration, I called my number one fan and asked what I should write my next op-ed about. She said, “Hope for the new year.” So, thanks, Mom, here goes….

We are all hoping 2021 will bring a safe and speedy end to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of the day that I am writing…

Goodbye 2020

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…

Looking Forward

Our Jewish community is changing. We are shrinking. There is no denying this fact. If you are lucky enough to go to Florida this winter, you will have lots of opportunities to see former Binghamtonians (or Bing-a-lings as my sister calls them). The changes we are experiencing are nothing new…