Jewish life in Binghamton offers something for everyone - religious worship, culture, intellectual stimulation, community service - making it easy to live “Jewishly” in Binghamton.
Known for its warmth and friendly atmosphere, Beth David is a modern Orthodox synagogue affiliated with the Orthodox Union (OU).
Incorporated in 1950, Temple Concord is a Reform congregation affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. The temple represents a a modern interpretation of Jewish tradition designed to meet the individual's search for personal Jewish identify and meaning within the context of community.
Since 1889 Temple Israel has served as a Conservative synagogue in the Binghamton area, meeting spiritual, educational and social experiences in a friendly, caring environment.
The Chabad House in Greater Binghamton is an affiliate of the international Chabad-Lubavitch network, which maintains educational and social service institutions in more than 2,000 locations. Chabad provides community members with many opportunities for enhancing their Jewish education and experience.
The College of Jewish Studies, founded in 1986, is a coalition between the Judaic Studies Department of Binghamton University and the local community's Jewish institutions: the Jewish Community Center, the Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton, Beth David Synagogue, Temple Concord and Temple Israel. The CJS provides opportunities for adult Jewish education for the Broome County community by offering fall and spring lectures on topics of contemporary or historical Jewish themes. An effort is made to combine broad appeal with intellectual content. Topics cover a wide range: religion, contemporary issues, spirituality, biblical foundations, Jewish history, Jews in the arts, humor and sports.
Binghamton Hadassah, the local chapter of the Mid-Atlantic region, has more than 100 members who raise money to support the work of National Hadassah. Members participate in regional activities as well as each year running a literacy program at the local Barnes & Noble.
The Judaic Studies Department at Binghamton University offers a wide range of courses in the history and culture of the Jewish people as seen through the eyes of modern academic disciplines. Each semester, hundreds of students are enrolled in Judaic studies courses ranging from the Second Temple period to Jewish law, the Yiddish language, the rebirth of Israel and much more.
The Greater Binghamton area is fortunate to have three major grocery chains: Price Chopper, Weis Markets and Wegman's. They each carry a multitude of Kosher products both grocery and frozen. Additionally, the Price Chopper in Colonie, NY has a full service Kosher butcher and bakeries which make monthly deliveries of pre-ordered foods.