Jewish Bearcat of the Week



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, all Shabbat meals are to-go and RSVP is required.   Text 607-797-0015 to RSVP.

Shabbat Highlights 

* 6:02pm ~ Light Shabbat candles in the Chabad social hall
* 6:00pm ~ Spirited Kabbalat Shabbat services
* 7:00pm ~ Shabbat dinner to-go, first shift - text SHABBAT DINNER 1
* 7:30pm ~ Shabbat dinner to-go, second shift - text SHABBAT DINNER 2

* 9:30am ~ Shabbat morning services 
* 12:00pm ~ Shabbat lunch to-go, first shift - text SHABBAT LUNCH 1
* 12:30pm ~ Shabbat lunch to-go, second shift - text SHABBAT LUNCH 2 
7:00pm ~Maariv and Havdallah
* 8:15pm ~ Chabad Cafe opens, take-out only

Jewish Bearcat of the Week
Featuring Eliana Sastow
What is your major, and why did you decide to pursue this degree?
As of now I am undecided but I am planning on majoring in psychology and minoring in education in the hopes to go into special education. I chose to pursue this degree because I love working with children with special needs and I want to be able to give them all that is needed for them to succeed. 

Why did you choose Binghamton University?
I chose Binghamton because of the beautiful campus and the large Jewish community.

Where are you from?  Where did you go to high school?
I am from Scarsdale NY and I went to SAR High School.

What do you love about Jewish life on campus?
I love how big it is and how many opportunities there are to get involved and continue your religious growth and experience. 

Do you have any siblings?
Yes. I have an older brother and an older sister.

What is your favorite Jewish food?  

What is your favorite food?
Chocolate or sushi. 

What is your favorite Jewish childhood memory?
When I was younger, at the seder table my grandparents would throw toys that represented the makkot across the table and we would all throw them at each other and have a great time.

What is your favorite Chabad experience?
I loved the Jewau.

What's your favorite lockdown experience?
Luckily I was in Israel for the beginning of lockdown and my favorite experience was growing closer to the small group of girls that stayed in my seminary.

Candle Lighting Times for
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, Oct. 16
6:02 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Oct. 17
7:00 pm
Torah Portion: Bereishit
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

It’s easy to fix situations. It’s hard to have a lasting effect.

Easy fixes simply stir the mud, shifting the circumstances so that one problem recedes and another surfaces.

But if you want to make a real change in the world, it has to start from within your own self. Because that’s the only place where you can make a true change.

It’s only once you’ve made that change within yourself that you can bring about change outside of yourself—and be confident that it is real change.

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