Dessert Bake-Off/Cholent Cook-Off Shabbat!



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

Join us for a special Shabbat dinner with guest speaker Jay Greenbaum: an emotionally naked story of depression and suicidal thoughts turned to positive impact, hope, and influence.

Jay Greenbaum is a six time Ironman Triathlete, successful businessman and humanitarian, who has raised hundreds of thousands for charitable causes. He is an esteemed member of his local and Binghamton Chabad community and proud father of five daughters.

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 ~ Dinner and presentation by Jay Greenbaum
Sample the desserts from the Dessert Bake-Off!

Second Shift
7:45pm ~ Spirited Kabbalat Shabbat services
8:30pm ~ Dinner and presenation by Jay Greenbaum
Sample the desserts from the Dessert Bake-Off!


9:30am ~ Shabbat morning services 
* 12:00pm ~ Shabbat lunch 
Taste the cholents from the Cholent Cook-Off and vote for your favorite!
1:45pm ~ Mincha services 
7:30pm ~ Seudah Shelishit 
8:30pm ~ Maariv and Havdallah
9:45pm ~ Chabad Cafe opens

Jewish Bearcat of the Week
Featuring Lauren Levine

What is your major, and why did you decide to pursue this degree?
I am double majoring in Biological Sciences and Judaic Studies.  I chose biology because I want to go into a health-related field.  I chose Judaic Studies because I love studying Jewish history, and I was able to pursue that while studying abroad in Israel last year. 

Why did you choose Binghamton University?
I chose Binghamton for many reasons, but the main reasons were the comfort I felt here and the Jewish community.  My parents also met at Binghamton, so that was a big influence, as well.

Where are you from?  Where did you go to high school?
I am from Roslyn Heights, New York, and I went to The Wheatley School.

What do you love about Jewish life on campus?
I love how big and welcoming Jewish life is on campus.  I miss the days of packed Shabbat dinners, because there is really nothing like it.

Do you have any siblings?
I have two sisters, Rachel and Allie.  I also have a dog named Stella!

What is your favorite Jewish food?  
My dad's homemade latkes with applesauce!

What is your favorite food?
My favorite food is mashed potatoes!

What is your favorite Jewish childhood memory?
My favorite Jewish childhood memory is dressing up for Purim with my sisters and going to our synagogue's annual Purim carnival!

What is your favorite Chabad experience?
My favorite Chabad experience has to be Shabbat 1800! It's so great to see such a large community come together to celebrate Shabbat!

What's your favorite lockdown experience?
My favorite lockdown experience was getting my dog, Stella.  She is my best friend and is the perfect addition to our family!

Upcoming Events
Chabad EBoard Elections
Let your voice be heard! 

On Sunday, April 18, elections for the Chabad Student Executive Board will be held from
2:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Chabad Lobby.
Additionally, there will be an option to vote via “absentee ballot” (also from 2 PM to 8 PM). In order to vote with this option instead of in person, follow these steps:

1: Email [email protected] the sentence: “I would like an absentee ballot.”
2: Receive your ballot over email and vote!

Monday, Apr. 19, 2021 - 7:30 pm
Rejuvenate with Rebar! Join us for some 'Rebar' in preparation for rejuvenation day! Enjoy a mega salad bar, juices, smoothies, energy drinks, and good ole zumba! $3 charge
Text: GNO to 607-797-0015

Ladies Night
Friday, April 23rd - 6:45pm 

We’re (Senior women only) getting together for services and Shabbat dinner.
Special decor, luscious menu, and a thought-provoking presentation by Rivky on 
Bath, Bed and Beyond
Pre-Shabbat Spirit Party (Wine and Hors d'oeuvres) at 6:45pm.  Group Candle lighting at 7:00pm followed immediately by Kaballat Shabbat led by Shelli Cohen.

The program will take place outdoors, under a tent.

This special evening is by reservation only.  Click here to RSVP.

Sunday, Apr. 25, 2021 - 11:00 am 

This exciting and highly competitive Torah game will have you drawing on all your talents as you have a great time with friends. Enjoy a delicious brunch!

To RSVP visit

Shabbat as one
Friday, Apr. 30, 2021
Come together as one for Shabbat dinner in a SAFE way! Be part of the largest Shabbat dinner to be held during these times in the Binghamton Jewish community. Free delicious food, fantastic spirit and songs, and great fun. You don't want to miss this!

Candle Lighting Times for
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, Apr. 16
7:29 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Apr. 17
8:32 pm
Torah Portion: Tazria-Metzora
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

Keep your trust in G‑d for yourself.

When things don’t go so well, tell yourself it is all really for the good, and rejoice in however G‑d treats you.

But when others come with their troubles, telling them they should rejoice in their afflictions can be callous and even cruel.

Cry with them, pray for them, do everything you can for them—and then you can tell them to trust in G‑d.

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