Shabbat As One is here! + Jewish Bearcat



Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life at Binghamton University 
420 Murray Hill Avenue ~ Vestal, NY 13850 ~ [email protected] ~ 607-797-0015


Dear friends,

Our hearts are heavy upon hearing of the terrible tragedy that occurred in Meron.  We join with Jews the world over in mourning those who have passed away, and we pray for the injured, many of whom are fighting for their lives.  Please take a moment to say a prayer here. May G-d send them a complete recovery and may we only share good news.

Shabbat at Chabad

Shabbat As One is upon us!  The program will begin at 6:00pm and doors open at 5:30pm.   

*This year, in light of COVID-19, Shabbat as One will be hosted in 2 LOCATIONS, in accordance with local health officials, outside, with masks and social distancing required: both SAFE and fun.

Vestal Location: Temple Israel’s Parking Lot - 4737 Deerfield Place
Downtown Location: Double Tree Hotel - 225 Water Street

See your registration email for further details.  We can’t wait to see you at the location you registered at! 

Not in Binghamton?  Join on Facebook at 6 PM to be a part of something BIG!

Kabbalat Shabbat will be lead by the Y-Studs and will be held after Birkat Hamazon.

Please note change in time for Shabbat lunch!

9:30am ~ Shabbat morning services led by the Y-Studs
* 12:30pm ~ Shabbat lunch with Shabbat Zemirot led by Y-Studs
1:45pm ~ Mincha services 
* 7:00pm ~ Pirkei Avot class
7:50pm ~ Seudah Shelishit 
8:50pm ~ Maariv and Havdallah
* 10:00pm ~ Chabad Cafe opens

Jewish Bearcat of the Week
Featuring Michael Schatz

What is your major, and why did you decide to pursue this degree?

I'm majoring in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Management Information Systems. I decided to pursue this degree because of the flexible background it gives me no matter my career choice.

Why did you choose Binghamton University?

I chose Binghamton because of the strong Jewish presence on campus and because of the academics here.

Where are you from?  Where did you go to high school?

I'm from Great Neck, New York and went to North Shore Hebrew Academy for high school.

What do you love about Jewish life on campus?

I love how welcoming the community is and how Chabad does its best to make everyone feel included and involved.

Do you have any siblings?

I'm the middle child and have 2 sisters, Stephanie, who went here, and Rebecca, who's a senior in high school.

What is your favorite Jewish food?  

My favorite Jewish food is Matzah Ball Soup.

What is your favorite food?

My favorite food is pickles.

What is your favorite Jewish childhood memory?

My favorite Jewish childhood memory is my family coming over for the Seders on Pesach.

What is your favorite Chabad experience?

My favorite Chabad experience is Simchas Torah when everyone dances all over campus.

What's your favorite lockdown experience?

My favorite lockdown experience is when my housemates and I were stuck in our house over Rosh Hashana and we had all of our meals together.

Candle Lighting Times for
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, Apr. 30
7:44 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, May 1
8:49 pm
Torah Portion: Emor
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

On the one hand, G‑d says in His Torah, “I am G‑d, your healer.”

On the other hand, the same Torah says that if you’re hurting, you should go to a doctor, “and he shall surely heal.”

So is it G‑d that heals or the doctor that heals?

It is G‑d that heals, and only G‑d that heals, because all healing is a miracle.

But how does G‑d heal? Through a doctor. As the Talmud says, “A doctor is licensed by G‑d to heal.”

Because G‑d is found within His world, and when it comes to healing, He is found in the prescription of a doctor.

Trust in G‑d. See a good doctor.​​

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