A Joint Statement from the Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton and Jewish Family Service
March 17, 2020
To the Binghamton Jewish Community,
As we are living through this challenging time, with COVID-19 as a threat to our way of life, we here at The Jewish Federation and Jewish Family Service want to let you all know that we care and are here for you. It has never been more important to remember that we are part of a community and that kol yisrael aravim zeh ba zeh (all Jews are responsible for each other).
Community events and weekly services are being cancelled, causing isolation. There are greater financial and job stressors. Health concerns are dictating our daily activities. Although our offices at the Jewish Community Center are closed to the community, we encourage you to call or email us if you are in need or know of someone who is. Jewish Family Service has set aside some funding to aid in financial relief for those in need.
Our mission is to support and sustain the Binghamton Jewish community. In the coming weeks we will be reaching out to community members and organizations to see where we can be of service. Your well-being and safety is our top priority. God willing, we will be together again soon.
We thank all the caring donors who support the work we do. Please be smart, stay safe and follow the government’s guidelines that are set out for us all.
Wishing you good health, peace and safety.
Shelley Hubal, Jewish Federation Executive Director
Suzanne Holwitt, Jewish Federation President
Rose Shea, Jewish Family Service Director
Rita Bleier, Chair- Jewish Family Service Committee
Office phone: 607-724-2332
Updated March 16, 2020