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We can’t record the priceless scenes as hundreds of students fill the Chabad Center to celebrate Shabbat and Jewish holidays. It is impossible to track the friendships forged, the confidences exchanged, the laughs shared, the lessons absorbed, and the inspiration gleaned. But we do invite you to scroll through the thousands of pics and view the footage in our gallery to get an idea of the constant buzz of activity at Chabad. 

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September 11, 2017
Most current students were very young when 9/11 changed the USA and the entire free world forever. But we dare not forget. The annual MItzvah Marathon on campus gave students and faculty a chance to commemorate this important date through doing acts of goodness and kindness. Hundreds contributed to CHOW, made PB and J sandwiches for the homeless, donated blood ( in the campus's largest blood drive each year) , gave charity, donned Tefillin and engaged in other mitzot.

Photos by: Rachel Lipoff
September 10, 2017
Apple picking in the Fall in Binghamton, NY, a wonderful annual tradition. And even sweeter? turning the apples into pies, cakes and kugels in the Chabad kitchen and bonding with new friends.

Photos by: Lisa Appelbaum
August 27, 2017
Freshman and transfer students were treated to a stupendous afternoon that included a BBQ, a cruise ride on Cayuga Lake, games, crafts and treats all Hawaii themed. Most important? every year students make life long friendships. How's that for riding high on the waves?

Photos by: Rachel Lipoff and Talia Chasen
Welcome Back BBQ! Hundreds of students flocked to Chabad's Welcome Back BBQ for the food, the fun, the cool people and the unbeatable sense of community. Jewish BU rocks! Photos by Lisa Appelbaum Photography By Lisa
August 21, 2017
Over 150 freshmen participated in the Welcome Falafel Night which included ice breaking games, tours of the Chabad Center and tie dying Chabad T's.
Most importantly, Chabad's Tier One team and events such as these serve to make Binghamton University a smaller, warmer, more welcoming place for incoming freshies.
We got you covered!
Next stop: Pizza on Thursday, Shabbat and the Jewau cruise!

Photos by: Daniela Benzaquen
June 18, 2017
Sunday, June 18, saw the Binghamton Legacy Torah completed in a magnificent event held in Downtown Manhattan. Parents, alumni¤t students gathered for the emotion filled ceremony at which the new Torah Scroll was completed, read from, & held aloft for the very 1st time. For many families,three generations joined in this historic event which celebrated a Torah that unites thousands of alumni & their families,current students & their families and the local Jewish community in Binghamton. The Torah was paraded up West 23rd Street in a procession that included music and dancing. A celebratory brunch followed. The Torah will be welcomed into its new home in a ceremony to be held Sunday 9/17
Spring 2017
For the downtown demographic Chabad held spirited and delicious dinners a few times each semester. Coming next year: Chabad Shabbat dinners every other week!
Spring 2017
The walls of Chabad are alive and reverberate with Torah Study every day at all hours!
Spring 2017
Some photos of the Spring 2017 Sinai Scholar educational classes, challah baking class & trip to New York. The Spring 2017 cadre of Sinai Scholars ended the semester when they were inducted in the Sinai Scholar Society at their banquet. Scholars shared reflections and each received gifts and certificates.
May 17, 2017
Graduates were feted at the annual Wine and Cheese reception at which they heard greetings from their peer Ayal Goldberg, Alumnus, Tobey Lass Karpel "10 and BU Vice President for Student Affairs, Brian Rose. Special awards were given to students for their devotion to Chabad and the Jewish community on our campus and all graduates received gifts and Chabad cords to proudly wear at graduation.

Photos by: K.Sussy
May 14, 2017
Good food and great times is the best way to describe the celebration in honor of the Yahrtzeit of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. Despite the rain and the final stress a big crowd came out to celebrate!

Photos by: K.Sussy
May 12, 2017
What a night! First there was the class picture, then a most spirited Kabalat Shabbat, and then the meal which did not end until 1pm as seniors shared their heartfelt recollections and sage advice. We will miss them dearly!

Photos by: K.Sussy
April 30, 2017
BNO: The guys had a smashing time on the range at Legends Golf Center!

Photos by: C.Vilinsky
April 25, 2017
The final GNO for the academic year included personal pizza making with a variety of outrageously delicious toppings!

Photos by L. Appelbaum
April 21, 2017
Scholar in residence,Mr. Martin Lowenberg enthralled students with the stories of his life & in his insights as a holocaust survivor of 5 concentration camps.
Friday afternoon,shortly before candle lighting, he affixed a mezuzah to the front door of Chabad which was encased in a cover he had fashioned. The base was made of wood that had come from a cattle car used to transport Jews during the Holocaust to their deaths.
"I cannot think of a more appropriate place for this historic mezuzah than the Chabad Center, a robust center for Jewish life serving thousands of Jewish students" said Lowenberg. "I want every student to kiss this Mezuzah and never forget it's message: Am Yisroel Chai
April 19, 2017
At Chabad we love all types of celebrations! Students enjoyed the Moroccan custom of Post- Pesach Mimoona with especially prepared moroccan delicacies and music.
April 5, 2017
Binghamton Mayor, Richard. C. Davis hosted a delegation from Chabad who came to receive the Proclamation Davis issued designating , Friday, April 7 (which corresponded to the Rebbe's birthday) Education and Sharing Day in Binghamton. Hundreds of mayors in cities around the US similarly designated the Rebbe's birthday as a day for reflection on the importance of education.
April 2, 2017
The Chabad student community works so hard, they deserve to play hard as well and boy did they ever at Chabad's first Formal. The elegant decor, scrumptious food, music, ambiance and words shared all made it a night that will be not be soon forgotten.

Photos by: K.Sussy & D.Grafman
March 31, 2017
It's hard to explain the spirit and electricity felt in the Event Center as almost 2,000 BU students gathered to celebrate Shabbat together. The Y-Studs were awesome, the dancing rousing, the candle lighting inspiring and plentiful food, delicious. The Kabalat Shabbat that followed was simply off the charts.
It was a night to remember!

Photos by: J.Cohen, D.Grafman & M.Peng
March 30-31, 2017
What does it take to prepare Shabbat dinner for 1800? First and foremost, the unparalleled generosity of spirit and hard, hard work of the wonderful student volunteers at BU. Simply incredibele!
Then it takes truckloads of food and supplies and hundreds of hours.

Photos by: L.Appelbaum & Chabad