Italian-themed Shabbat dinner + 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
6:30pm ~ Spirited Kabbalat Shabbat services
7:15pm ~ Italian-themed dinner 

Second Shift
7:45pm ~ Spirited Kabbalat Shabbat services
8:30pm ~ Italian-themed dinner 


9:30am ~ Shabbat morning services 
* 12:00pm ~ Shabbat lunch
1:45pm ~ Mincha services 
7:20pm ~ Seudah Shelishit 
8:20pm ~ Maariv and Havdallah
9:45pm ~ Chabad Cafe opens

Jewish Bearcat of the Week
Featuring Maya Solkoff
What is your major, and why did you decide to pursue this degree?
I am a Music Vocal Performance Major with minors in Education and Judaic Studies. I decided to pursue my major and minors because I am passionate about music, education, and Judaism. All three have had a big impact in my life and made me who I am today.
Where are you from?  Where did you go to high school?
I am from Bayside New York. I went to high school at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts.

What do you love about Jewish life on campus?
I love coming together as a Jewish community throughout the week for various learning opportunities and especially coming together on Shabbat. 

Do you have any siblings?
I have a twin sister Shana and an older brother Avi.

What is your favorite Jewish food?  
My favorite Jewish food is either Matzo ball soup or my family's charoset recipes on Pesach.

What is your favorite food?
My favorite food is soup and pasta.

If you were a breakfast cereal, which one would you be and why?
If I was a breakfast cereal I would be honey bunches of oats because it's my favorite.  

What is your favorite Jewish childhood memory?
My favorite Jewish childhood memory is celebrating Passover with my entire family and reading our family's rendition of the Haggadah. 

What is your favorite Chabad experience?
My favorite Chabad experience was definitely Sinai Scholars. I always love learning about life and Judaism.

What's your favorite lockdown experience?
My favorite lockdown experience was celebrating my 21st birthday with my family in quarantine!  

Upcoming Events
Let your voice be heard! Choose your next student leaders in the Chabad elections. Stay tuned for details in an upcoming email!
Cholent Cook-Off
Shabbat, Apr. 17, 2021 
Sign up to compete in Chabad's 12th annual Cholent Cook-off!  The winners get a free slice and fries at Chabad Cafe!  Come taste the gourmet array of cholents!  Judging will take place April 17th at Shabbat Lunch.  Cholent cooking will be Friday 4/16.  Register at: HTTP://
Candle Lighting Times for
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, Apr. 9
7:21 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Apr. 10
8:23 pm
Torah Portion: Shemini
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

Belief is not enough—you need trust.

The Talmud says that before a robber breaks in, he prays that G‑d should help him.

He believes in G‑d, but he doesn’t trust Him to provide him an honest living—and so he steals and murders instead.

Trust in G‑d is when your belief changes the way you live.

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