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, 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 
7:00pm ~ Seudah Shelishit 
* 8:00pm ~ Maariv and Havdallah
* 9:15pm ~ Chabad Cafe opens

Passover Seders and Guide

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

In Binghamton for Passover?  Going home?  Click here for a Passover Guide with information on how to prepare for Passover!

Remember to sell your chametz! Click here to fill out the form online or drop by Chabad.


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.

Jewish Bearcat of the Week
Featuring Rachel Braunhut  
What is your major, and why did you decide to pursue this degree?
I am an undecided major but leaning towards human development. 

Why did you choose Binghamton University?
I chose Binghamton University because I love the close knit Jewish community and fell in love with the campus. 

What is your favorite book? Why?
My favorite book is Wonder because it teaches extremely important life lessons for people of all ages.

Where are you from?  Where did you go to high school?
I am from Long Island, New York and I went to John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore.

Do you have any siblings?
I have one brother who is in 10th grade.

What is your favorite Jewish food?  
My favorite Jewish food is latkes.

What is your favorite food?
My favorite food is penne alla vodka.

If you were a breakfast cereal, which one would you be and why?
I would be a box of Cheerios because it was my favorite cereal when I was a child.

What is your favorite Jewish childhood memory?
My favorite Jewish childhood memory was playing dreidel with my family every Hanukkah.

What is your favorite Chabad experience?
My favorite Chabad experience was tie-dying my mask at Girls Night Out.

What's your favorite lockdown experience?
My favorite lockdown experience was getting to know the people in my building. 

Candle Lighting Times for
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, Mar. 19
6:57 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Mar. 20
7:58 pm
Torah Portion: Vayikra
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

The Zohar calls matzah the bread of faith.

The Zohar also calls matzah the bread of healing.

The matzah of the first night of Passover nourishes the deep, inherent faith of a Jew.

And then, there is no need for healing, for there is no room for sickness to enter.

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