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 

Light Shabbat candles in the Chabad social hall
6:30pm ~ Spirited Kabbalat Shabbat services 
7:30pm ~ Delicious, full course, home cooked dinner 
* Dessert buffet

9:30am ~ Shabbat morning services 
* 12:15pm ~ Shabbat lunch
* Mincha services 
6:50pm ~ Seudah Shelishit 
7:45pm ~ Maariv and Havdallah

JewishU Registration Open


Jewish Bearcat of the Week
Featuring Eli Gross

What is your major, and why did you decide to pursue this degree?
I am majoring in Psychology, and decided to pursue this degree because it will allow me help people, which is something I have always wanted to do. 

Why did you choose Binghamton University?
I chose Binghamton University for the welcoming community and strong Jewish life!

Where are you from?  Where did you go to high school?
I’m from Teaneck, New Jersey and went to the Leffell School in Westchester for high school. 

What do you love about Jewish life on campus?
I love that there is always activities going on and things to get involved in, and a strong community to always be able to turn to whenever anyone needs anything. 

Do you have any siblings?
Yes, I have four younger siblings!

What is your favorite Jewish food?  
My favorite Jewish food is Shwarma!

What is your favorite food?
My favorite food is pizza.

What is your favorite Jewish childhood memory?
My favorite childhood Jewish memory was spending Thanksgivukkah with all of my extended family, and spending that entire Shabbat together at my grandparents house. 

What is your favorite Chabad experience?
My favorite Chabad experience is going to my first Shabbat dinner, the environment and people were all so welcoming. 

What's your favorite lockdown experience?
My favorite lockdown experience was spending quality time with my younger brothers, who I didn’t get to spend a lot of time with before.

Upcoming Events
Sukkot Services and meals
Monday-Wednesday, Sep. 20-22, 2021 
For complete schedule and to RSVP text Sukkot to 607-797-0015
Rock 'n Ribs in the Sukkah
Thursday, Sep. 23, 2021 - 6:00 pm  
Lip smacking ribs, BBQ and side, great music and the coolest company in the Chabad Sukkah.  Text Rock to RSVP.
Simchat Torah Blast!
Tuesday, Sep. 28, 2021 - 7:30 pm
Come on over and party like never before!
Dance with the Torahs, enjoy munchies and soft drinks, experience the electric excitement & Jewish pride.
Candle Lighting Times for
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, Sep. 17
6:52 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Sep. 18
7:49 pm
Holiday Begins:
Monday, Sep. 20
6:46 pm
Second Day Holiday:
Tuesday, Sep. 21
7:44 pm
Holiday Ends:
Wednesday, Sep. 22
7:42 pm
Torah Portion: Ha'Azinu
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

sukkah is an embrace. You sit inside and G‑d is hugging you. All of you, from head to toe.

Whatever you do inside your sukkah—sip a beer, chat with a friend, answer your e‑mail, or just sleep soundly—all is transformed into a mitzvah, a secure and timeless connection with the Infinite.

And then, when you leave the sukkah to enter the world, you carry that hug with you.

All of life can become an embrace. A hug with the Infinite.

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