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

This week's Shabbat dinner is co-sponsored 
in memory of Camren Vilinsky

חיים צבי אליעזר בן אליהו אליעזר אברהם
By his parents, Dalia and Edward Vilinsky, and family

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 ~ Delicious, home cooked dinner 

Second Shift
7:30pm ~ Spirited Kabbalat Shabbat services
8:30pm ~ Delicious, home cooked dinner 


9:30am ~ Shabbat morning services 
* 12:00pm ~ Shabbat lunch
1:15pm ~ Mincha services 
5:50 ~ Seudah Shelishit 
* 6:50 ~ Maariv and Havdallah
8:00pm ~ Chabad Cafe opens


Important note regarding the Shabbat preceding Pesach, March 26-27

Chabad will not  be having Shabbat dinner/lunch on this Friday night/Shabbat, due to Seder preparations.  Shabbat dinner and lunch can be ordered from Hillel at Binghamton by Monday, March 22.

Passover Seders

At Chabad we have a seat for you at our warm and  uplifting Passover Seders!  Click here to RSVP.

Bikur Cholim Coordinator

Chabad has the paid internship position of Bikur Cholim Coordinator available.  This student will be responsible to coordinate the delivery of chicken soup to students requesting such when they do not feel well. 
Email Rabbi Slonim to apply.

Jewish Bearcat of the Week
Featuring Shoshana Scheinberg
What is your major, and why did you decide to pursue this degree?
I am majoring in Human Development. I chose HDev because I love being social, and I want a career in which I work with others. 

Why did you choose Binghamton University?
The Jewish life at Binghamton is a huge reason why I chose to come here. The in state tuition is also a plus :)

What is your favorite book? Why?
My favorite book is The Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel. I went to the Heschel school, so I was always exposed to Heschel's teachings and writings, and The Sabbath helped give me a whole new perspective and appreciation for Shabbat.

Where are you from?  Where did you go to high school?
I am from Hoboken, NJ, and I went to the Heschel School in Manhattan for high school. 

What do you love about Jewish life on campus?
What I love most about Jewish life on campus is how open and accepting everyone is to Jews from all backgrounds. I was a little nervous coming here as an observant Conservative Jew, but I feel very welcomed and at home.

Do you have any siblings?
Yes, I have two sisters! My older sister is currently a senior at Brandeis University, and my younger sister is a junior in high school. 

What is your favorite Jewish food?  
You can never go wrong with a hot and crispy latke.

What is your favorite food?
I love a good avocado sushi roll with spicy mayo.

If you were a breakfast cereal, which one would you be and why?
If I were to eat cereal, Special K with Berries is my go-to. However, If I were to BE a cereal, I'd have to go with Cinnamon Toast Crunch. 

What is your favorite Jewish childhood memory?
One of my favorite childhood memories is baking challah on Fridays with my mom. 

What is your favorite Chabad experience?
I have loved getting involved in Chabad's learning opportunities so far!

What's your favorite lockdown experience?
I really enjoyed cheering for the essential workers at 7pm each night at the beginning of the pandemic. 

Upcoming Events
GNO-Dorm Decor
Sunday, Mar. 14, 2021 - 7:30 pm
Join us for GNO - Dorm decor! Use different methods to stain wood, and paint a quote on a beautiful wooden board.
Text: GNO to 607-797-0015
$5 entry
Pre-Passover Seminar
Wednesday, Mar. 17, 2021 - 7:00 pm
7:00 - Enjoy a delicious dinner
7:30 - Find out all you need to know about Passover and its observances on campus and beyond.
Text seminar to 607-797-0015 to RSVP 
Fashion for a Cure
Thursday, Mar. 18, 2021 - 7:30 pm
A Fabulous Fashion Show (via Zoom), Fantastic Entertainment, Inspiring & Important words.
Prize drawings can be viewed on [email protected]
$5 to register, entitles you to 5 prize drawing tickets
Candle Lighting Times for
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, Mar. 12
5:49 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Mar. 13
6:50 pm
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

What can we learn from the cycle of the moon, how she ever waxes and wanes and waxes again?

That a time of smallness is a time to become great;
And a time of greatness is a time to become small.

For in smallness lies the power to receive
and in receiving lies the power to become great.

And greatness endures only through its power to return to smallness and receive again.

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