Federation to hold calendar meeting on June 4

By: Reporter staff

The Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton will hold its annual calendar meeting on Tuesday, June 4, at 3 pm, at the Jewish Community Center, 500 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal. During the calendar meeting, all Jewish organizations can place their organization’s meetings and events for the 2019-20 year on the calendar. The purpose of the meeting is to prevent conflicts and allow all organizations the opportunity to maximize the number of people who can attend their events. The events are then placed on the Community Calendar, located on the Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton’s website. (Visit www.jfgb.org and click on “calendar.”)
“Why do we have a calendar?” asked Sima Auerbach, executive director of the Federation. “It’s to prevent two wonderful events being held on the same day and time. We have such a great community with so much to offer and we want people to be able to attend as many events as possible.”
Auerbach noted that having the calendar online offers another advantage. “Have you forgotten the date of your organization’s event? Can’t remember when the CJS lecture is? Do you want to hear what’s happening at the next Federation board meeting? Are you planning an event and want to make sure there are no conflicts? Then go to www.jfgb.org and hit ‘calendar,’” she said. “This is your Community Calendar! All the events this amazing community holds are listed – and if you do not see what you were looking for, call us at 724-2332. In a community of this size – where people belong to several organizations or synagogues – we want to make certain that people don’t miss an important event or meeting.”
Shelley Hubal, incoming executive director of the Federation, also noted the importance of the meeting. “Some people don’t even realize that the Federation has a calendar,” she said. “But it’s an important tool for all of us to use. I look forward to seeing how our community actively works together and this is a wonderful opportunity to see us in action.” 
Updates or additions of events for the calendar can be made throughout the year by contacting the Federation through its website (click on “calendar” and then “click here to request a change to the calendar”) or by calling 724-2332.