Special Events & Fundraisers
Community Holiday Events
The JCC hosts several Jewish cultural & family holiday celebrations throughout the year, including a Community Hanukkah Celebration and a Community Purim Festival. The JCC also teams up with the Greater Binghamton Jewish Federation to offer the Jewish Ethnic Festival bi-annually at the JCC.
Each year, typically in November, the JCC hold a fundraising gala event, open to the entire community. The “overall theme” varies from year to year but there is always amazing entertainment, food & drink. Past events have included: Bellagio, Diamonds & Denim, Cabaret, Deco Diva’s, Bubby’s Kitchen, One-Woman show by Heidi Weeks, and Comedy. Contact us at 607-724-2417 if you want to be notified, or would like to volunteer to help, on the next gala event.
Annual Golf Tournament
Each summer, the JCC holds an Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament. Typically the tournament starts with a 12:30pm shotgun start at Vestal Hills Country Club. The format of the event is 4-person Captain & Crew with Calloway style scoring.
Vestal Hills Country Club is a championship course unsurpassed in the area for challenging play and offers golfers a wide variety of terrain. Eighteen holes, guarded or hedged by water, deep woods, sand traps and hilly bunkers, provide an exciting test of any golfer’s skills.
Team fee of $500 ($125 per player) includes golf, cart, hor d’oeuvres, dinner and prizes. Local families and businesses are offered the opportunity to sponsor a hole or green for a donation of $200.00. For more information, to sponsor or sign up, contact the JCC at 607-724-2417.
Fundraising for this event benefits families in need of scholarship assistance for quality daycare, as well as provide funding for youth recreation league scholarships and program support.
Annual Jewish Community Yearbook
This comprehensive yearbook is distributed to homes and business just before the High Holiday’s each year. It honors an individual and/or couple who have been selected by the Yearbook Committee.
The Yearbook is made up of many sections, including
1) Rosh Hashana greetings
2) Honoree article and section
3) Articles about JCC Programs and Services’
4) Articles on other Jewish Community organizations
5) Of Blessed Memory
6) Simchas – babies, Bar/Bat Mitzvah’s, graduations, weddings, confirmations and more.
7) Ad solicitations
The proceeds from charitable donations and business advertising in the Jewish Community Yearbook fund over $200,000 in daycare, day camp, youth recreation and membership scholarships annually at the JCC. Requests from families in need increase every year, due to challenging economic times and especially after the last two flood devastations in our community.
JCC Athletic Hall of Fame
Established in 2009
We are proud to announce that the 2014 inductee will be Brian Savitch. Save the Date: Sunday, June 1st. More details to come.
The purpose of the HOF is to recognize outstanding athletic related achievements and/or accomplishments of individuals who have been active members and participants in the Binghamton JCC and whose competitive spirit and leadership have benefitted the community at large. The HOF is also a vehicle to generate revenue to help fund families in need of scholarships, as well as general support for youth recreation leagues and programs.
SEE MORE about the JCC Athletic Hall of Fame and Recipients