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Photos & Videos 2007-08

Photos & Videos 2007-08

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Wednesday, 05/14/08
Seniors got to say good bye in style at the elegant Wine and Cheese Reception held on Wednesday, May 14. After toasting each other and enjoying the refershments and each other's company the formal program included remarks by Vice President for Student Affairs, Brian Rose who offered greetings on behalf of the university administration and Chabad alumna Naomi Rosenfeld '96 who spoke from her own experience with Chabad at Binghamton and offered advice on entering the "real world" while maintaining Jewish values and identity. Rivkah Slonim who chaired the evening, urged the newly minted Chabad alumni to take their rightful place as the emerging leaders within the Jewish community. The graduat
Tuesday, 05/13/08
It was sheer madness as hundreds of students streamed through the doors of Chabad House on the Tuesday of finals week to partake in the now famous " Midnight Madness Breakfast" which gave students a chance to socialize, say good-bye and fill up on carbs.
Students made use of the Chabad library and wireless facilities studying before and after the breakfast and all week long. The menu? Bagels, shmears, Coffee, Omelets, Pancakes and Smoothies- delicious!
Friday, 05/09/08
Hundreds of students gathered for the "Good-Bye" Shabbaton at Chabad House, an annual and much heralded tradition, at which the graduating students are honored and the underclassmen gather for one last Shabbos for the year. The evening began with mocktails and hors d'oeuvres during which time the Class of 2008 photo was taken, followed by candle lighting, kaballat Shabbat prayers and dinner. During dinner many seniors stood to share reflections on their collegiate expression, their Jewish identity and the role Chabad played in their lives. After dinner many students lingered to sing and spend more time together.
Thursday, 04/10/08
Krazy Tyrone Krohn hit Chabad Cafe in a whirlwind of pure Kraziness on Thursday, April 10. The show featured Krazy's $1,000 Simon Sez Challenge, in which participants had to last a mere 60 seconds to take home a grand. After no one won, Tyrone exhibited his jump rope prowess, whipping the rope around and literally stunning the competitor to whom he subsequently handed the rope, saying, simply, "Now, your turn." After many attendees competed in jump rope, Tyrone turned to the ping pong table, where he destroyed his competition while sitting down and playing with a block of wood, a rock, and an audience member's shoe. This was certainly a night to remember for a long time.
Friday, 04/4/08
The evening of April 4th marked a glorious moment in the history of the Jewish community at Binghamton University as Friday night became Shabbat with over 1300 students in attendance at the annual Shabbat 1500 program in the East Gym.
All the shlepping, and cooking and baking and setting up and organizing - the hundreds of hours of work on the part of dedicated students - paid off as a sea of students filled the huge room to overflowing and came together with unity and pride in this awesome celebration.
The students who worked on the various committees outdid themselves! We look forward to moving to a larger venue next year and bringing the program to a whole new level!
Sunday, 04/06/08
Women came together at the monthly Chodesh Circle event to celebrate the new month of Nissan. Local artist Bonnie Rozen led a mezuzah cover crafting workshop. The evening was great fun and the results were awesome!
Thursday, 03/13/08
Another awesome Purim Carnival visited BU with music, hamantashen til you bust, attractions, games, food concession, a battle of the bands, a costume contest, hot dog and cream pie eating contests, a fabulous prize drawing plus over $3,000 was raised for charity. Can't wait for next year!
Sundays, 03/09/08 and 03/16/08
On Sunday, March 9, students enjoyed a very unique kind of program which begain with a lecture by Rabbi Lewin on the Kaballah of Sports. The two individual sports of boxing and tennis were used as primary examples due to the importance of developing the mental abilities and concentration in addition to the physical skills. Afterward, participants enjoyed boxing lessons with Nassim Assiz, a retired boxer and director of Triple Cities Championship boxing, while others took part in a tennis clinic.
Saturday Night, 03/15/08
We just couldn't wait for Purim so Chabad put on a Saturday night Jam Session with awesome live music by the newly formed Facing East Band. Way to go guys - you were great! Plus delicious Israeli food and good friends just chillin' out together. Who can ask for more?
Sunday, 03/09/08
Happy students gathered to get into the Purim spirit with a Hamantashen and Rugelach workshop. Participants took home yummy samples, leaving plenty to be distributed to residents in area nursing homes.
Every Wednesday from 7-8:30pm
Each Wednesday night, the walls of Chabad's great room are alive with
the sounds of learning as students enjoy the Supper with Soul, Beit Midrash program. Supper is served at 7pm followed by an hour of peer study. Come on down and join the crowd!
Thursday, 03/06/08
Ladies at the Chodesh Circle event celebrating the new month of Adar
II enjoyed making gourmet treats and packing beautiful mishloach
manot packages. Happy Purim everyone!
Thursday, 02/28/08
Chabad Cafe goers enjoyed a spirite game of Whose Line while others
worked diligently preparing delectable foods and desserts for the
annual Ladies Nite Shabbat.
Tuesday, 02/19/08
To mark the minor holiday of Purim Katan a debate about the virtues of Hamantashen vs. Latkes was held at Binghamton University. Students and Faculty alike enjoyed an evening of satire and refreshingly thought provoking (and often real belly laugh type) humor as this issue was seriously contested. Earnestly representing the Latke was Professor Allan Arkush, chair of the Judaic Studies Dept., while Professor Randy Friedman, Professor of Philosophy, argued passionately for the Hamantash. Professor Arieh Ullman, Professor of Management, moderated the debate. All three professors brought due gravity to this burning issue.
Sunday, 02/17/08
Lucky students who joined the Chabad Ski Trip enjoyed a great time together!
Saturday night, 02/09/08
Students gathered at the Chabad House on the West Side to enjoy an evening of Chocolate fondue, cakes, and desserts highlighted by a discussion on love and relationships; the kaballah of soul mates. A lively question and answer session followed the presentation given by Rabbi Dan Lewin.
Wednesday, 02/06/08
Chodesh event participants enjoyed ringing in the Jewish month of Adar I with wedding bells, Jewish ones that is. While noshing on "shmorg" food, an interactive discussion on various customs at Jewish weddings was enjoyed by all. To round out the evening, clips from Rivky and Rabbi's wedding were screened. Mazel Tov!
Sunday, 02/03/08
A big crowd gathered at Chabad for what was surely one of the best Super Bowls in recent history, shown on a huge screen. Both the New England Patriots and New York Giants were cheered (and booed) by many while everyone devoured the Super Bowl Special from NYC's Dougie's. Rabbi Lewin gave a special D'var Torah during halftime. Afterwards, the excitement was high as the tides of the game turned, leading to an incredible, close finish.
Tuesday, 12/11/07
Just when everyone is completely stressed from finals, Chabad comes to the rescue to serve up omelettes, pancakes, smoothies, and more to rejuvenate the mind and body.

This semester's Midnight Madness took place on Tuesday, December 11, and featured a Menorah Lighting for the last night of Chanukah by Student President Abie Mizrahi along with a full range of breakfast foods to get everyone back up and running to ace their exams.
Friday-Saturday, 12/7-12/8/07
The last Shabbat of the semester was truly spectacular. First off, it was Shabbat Chanukah. Second, it was our very first Formal Shabbat with the Chabad House decorated, the menu and table settings all dressed up and most students dressed to kill! If that were not enough, comedian Mike Weiner entertained on Friday night and led a Non-Violent Communication workshop on Shabbat afternoon. Not a Shabbat we will forget!
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