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Photos & Videos 2015-16

August 27-28, 2015
Old and new students converged on the Chabad Center for the first Shabbat of 2015-2015 .
Pre-shabbat munchies, candle lighting, warm and spirited Shabbat services, a yummy full course dinner, dessert buffet and even an engagement party made it a wonderful start for the new year.

Photos by: R.Panitz
Aug 30, 2015
Lucky new kids at Binghamton enjoyed a "Jew'au" with a welcoming breakfast, bus ride to park, BBQ lunch and a CRUISE with a Hawaiian theme.
The best part was meeting new friends and creating bonds that can last a life time.

Photos by: R.Panitz
September 1, 2015
Every year, hundreds of students come to enjoy what is billed as "the best food, the coolest people and the most fun" and the Welcome Back BBQ never disappoints!

Photos by: T. Ashdot
September 6, 2015
Freshmen and transfers get to explore their new home with a tour of the city , pizza lunch and a fun game of bowling. What a day! and what a way to feel at home!
September 8, 2015
Lucky Jewish women at BU got to enjoy a splendid Girls Night Out rolling sushi as well as "candy sushi" playing games, hearing inspiring words and bonding the way girls do. Get ready for the next GNO!

Photos by: T.Ashdot-Bari
September 10, 2015
Although current BU students are almost too young to remember 9/11 Chabad House does not want the campus to forget. Each year, since the first anniversary Chabad has held a Mitzvah Marathon offering the campus community to do a good deed in memory of those who perished. A mega blood drive was also part of the program. The event was co-sponsored by Hillel.

Photos by: R.Panitz
September 17, 2015
One of the greatest things about Binghamton is how easy it is to be Jewish and Greek at the same time.The inter- Greek BBQ at Chabad is a great way to meet the whose who of the Greek world and kick off a year of shared programming.

Photos by: R.Panitz
September 20, 2015
Apple Picking in Central NY on a gorgeous Autumn Sunday, what could be a more fun, delicious and enjoyable tradition?

Photos by: R.Panitz
September 20, 2015
The 20th Annual Piaker Memorial Event featured Soldiers and Peacemakers, the second film based on Yehuda Avner's book, The Prime Ministers.
September 23, 2015
After 25 hours of heartfelt davening, students listened to Havdallah and enjoyed a bagel break the fast.
October 1, 2015
Always a great time, Jazzukah this year did not disappoint ! The fantastic sets by the Main Frame band complemented the fabulous ribs, BBQ and sides. What a night ;what wonderful memories !

Photos by: R. Panitz
September 27 - October 2, 2015
Hundreds-- more correctly-- thousands of meals were enjoyed in the sukkah. Student volunteers helped prepare delicious foods and put up festive decorations to enhance the experience.
The sukkah hosted holiday meals as well as a variety of smaller parties and gathering in honor of the festival.
October 4, 2015
Bagels, shmears, smores and shaking over the lulov and etrog , plus learning its lessons... bring on more JEGABU good times!
October 12, 2015
Celebrated foodie Elana Storch came all the way from Phoenix, AZ to lead a "shortcuts to Shabbat" workshop for GNO.
A great crowd turned out and they were not dissapointed! Participants enjoyed Elana's tips and commentary, great food and each other's company

Photos by: T. Ashdot
October 13-14th, 2015
Binghammton students rallied within a few hours to unite in prayer, study of Torah and Tzedakah in merit of our brothers and sisters in Israel.
That evening and the next day (on the spine, in the center of campus), many students did an extra mitzvah to add their light in this dark time and support the people of Israel.
November 1, 2015
Hundreds of students, alumni, parents and friends came together in New York to celebrate 30 years of Chabad at Binghamton. The evening was full of joy, emotion and lots of laughter as those in attendance caught up with old friends and made new ones. The evening concluded with writing the first few words of a new Torah scroll - "the Binghamton Legacy Torah" which will be written in honor of all of the students, alumni, parents and friends whose lives have been touched by Chabad. We wish a big Mazel Tov to the honorees.
Photos by B. Sasson and J. Heisler
August 20, 2015
A special day of learning between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur drew students interested in deepening their knowledge about the Yomim Noraim ( Days of Awe). Participants enjoyed presentations by their peers and Chabad staff.
October 19, 2015
Knead a Break?
You can always count on Chabad's Challah baking workshops for plenty of fun and delicious diversion.
October 24, 2015
Binghamton joined in the worldwide Shabbos Project with parents joining their children ( it was family weekend at BU) for a special Shabbat that included moving services and a musical Havdallah led renowned singer, Jeff Braverman. A Friday night Oneg and non stop programming throughout the Shabbat made for a unique experience.
November 12, 2015
Who knew adult women can have so much fun with crayons?
Girls at BU enjoyed a night out in honor of Rosh Chodesh Kislev and created beautiful pieces of art and accessories by melting crayons in clever designs.
And of course there were yummy desserts on hand!

Photos by: L. Appelbaum