Shabbat, Selichot, and Jewish Bearcat



Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life at Binghamton University 
420 Murray Hill Avenue ~ Vestal, NY 13850 ~ [email protected] ~ 607-797-0015

Shabbat at Chabad

For the health and safety of our community, RSVP is required for all Shabbat meals.   Text Events to 607-797-0015 to RSVP.

Shabbat Highlights 

Friday Night

First Shift

6:00pm ~ Spirited Kabbalat Shabbat services
7:00pm - 8:15pm ~ Delicious, home cooked dinner 

Second Shift
8:00pm ~ Spirited Kabbalat Shabbat services
8:40pm ~ Delicious, home cooked dinner 


9:30am ~ Shabbat morning services 
* 12:00pm - 12:45pm ~ Shabbat Kiddush 
6:30pm ~ Mincha services 
7:00 ~ Seudah Shelishit 
* Maariv and Havdallah
9:15pm ~ Chabad Cafe opens


Live downtown? Join Chabad at 60 Henry Street
Friday night: 
Kabbalat Shabbat Services 6:45pm
Dinner: 1st Shift 7:15pm | 2nd Shift: 8:15pm
Shabbat: Shachrit Minyan services 10:30 AM, Kiddush & Lunch 12:45 PM

RSVP: Text SHABBAT DOWNTOWN 1 for the 1st shift or SHABBAT DOWNTOWN 2 for the 2nd shift to 607-797-0015

Saturday Night Selichot
Join hundreds of thousands of Jews the world over this Saturday night at 12:45am for the Selichot Service at Chabad.
Selichot services will be also be held each evening this week,
Sunday-Thursday, at 9:00pm.
Rosh Hashanah in Binghamton

Chabad will be offering warm, meaningful Rosh Hashanah services and meals, and a full schedule of on-campus Shofar blowings.  Look out for the schedule and RSVP info!

Jewish Bearcat of the Week

Featuring Zev Blumenthal

What is your major, and why did you decide to pursue this degree?
I am a Computer Engineering Major. I decided to pursue a degree in computer engineering because I always loved working with technology and exploring the ever changing industry.

Why did you choose Binghamton University?
I chose Binghamton University because of the vibrant Jewish community that was accompanied by a high level education.

What is your favorite book? Why?
That's funny... I'm allergic to books...

Where are you from?  Where did you go to high school?
I am from Skokie, IL and I attended Niles North High School, my local public high school.

What do you love about Jewish life on campus?
I love the sense of community on campus and the support that the Jewish students provide for one another.

Do you have any siblings?
I have two older sisters and a younger brother.  My older sister is a Binghamton Alum!

What is your favorite Jewish food?  
Refer to the question below... alright maybe Shawarma if there is no pizza around.

What is your favorite food?
I know it's pretty classic but Pizza all the way. I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner.
Like shampoo lather, rinse, repeat.

If you were a breakfast cereal, which one would you be and why?
Refer to the question above.

What is your favorite Chabad experience?
One of my favorite experiences is helping serve food Friday night and Shabbat lunch.
The staff in the kitchen is the best and it is always a fun time. Stop by and say hi!

What's your favorite lockdown experience?
My favorite lockdown experience was taking a drive around downtown Chicago while it was so empty. It was surreal to see such a busy city so still and empty.

How do you enjoy spending your free time?
I enjoy spending my free time with friends outdoors.  If i can't get outdoors, I enjoy learning new skills or computer programs related to engineering.

What do you look forward to when coming to Chabad?
I look forward to Cafe because there will be pizza
Beside that I am looking forward to seeing all my friends and all the amazing Chabad staff.

Upcoming Events
Camren Vilinsky Shul Dedication
Sunday, Sep. 13, 2020 - 12:00 pm
Please join us in the dedication of and the renaming of the Chabad Shul to the Camren Vilinsky Shul. The program will be followed by a celebratory brunch. Reservations are necessary, and can be made at'sShul
Chabad Apple Picking
Sunday, Sep. 13, 2020 - 2:15 pm
Fall Apples and Upstate NY are an unstoppable combination.
Enjoy a trip to the orchard, pick the freshest, most delicious apples right off of the trees.
To RSVP text "apple picking" to 607-797-0015
Rosh Hashana Challah Bake
Monday, Sep. 14, 2020 - 7:30 pm
Bake Rosh Hashanah treats, take some home with you, and learn about the themes and lessons of the holiday! 
To RSVP text "RH challah bake" to 607-797-0015 by Friday 9/11.
Understanding the Machzor
Tuesday, Sep. 15, 2020 - 8:00 pm
Discuss select High Holiday liturgy and prayers. Text Machzor to 607-797-0015 to RSVP.
High Holiday Yom Iyun
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 2020 - 7:30 pm
Student-led exploration of High Holiday themes. Enjoy an array of High Holiday treats and a light dinner.
To RSVP text Explore to 607-797-0015
Candle Lighting Times for
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, Sep. 11
7:02 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Sep. 12
8:00 pm
Torah Portion: Nitzavim-Vayelech
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

Never underestimate the power of a simple, pure deed done from the heart.

The world is not changed by men who move mountains, nor by those who lead the revolutions, nor by those whose purse strings tie up the world.

Dictators are deposed, oppression is dissolved, entire nations are transformed by a few precious acts of beauty performed by a handful of unknown soldiers.

As Maimonides wrote in his code of law, “Each person must see himself as though the entire world were held in balance and with a single deed he could tip the scales.”

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