Chesed Challenge brunch cancelled: Chesed Challenge still to take place

By: Reporter staff

Even though the brunch to launch the Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton’s Chesed Challenge is not taking place, the Chesed Challenge, a matching gift campaign that will take place from March 29-April 30, is still on. An anonymous donor has pledged to double any new gift, up to $10,000 total, given to the Federation through the end of April. 
“I’m so disappointed that the brunch with Rebekka Goldsmith will not be taking place,” said Shelley Hubal, executive director of the Federation. “I was so looking forward to a morning of song and community, but the health of community is far more important. We felt that we needed to cancel the brunch in order to follow the guidelines set out to keep us safe.”
Hubal noted, though, that the Chesed Challenge will still take place. “I’m so grateful for our donor’s generosity,” Hubal added. “People can double the gift they give to the Federation, which will allow us to do even more for our wonderful community. If you haven’t yet pledged to the 2020 Campaign, this is a great time to do it.”
Donations may be sent to the Federation, 500 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal, NY13850. More information about how to donate online will be forthcoming.