Shabbat Under the Stars



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 tonight for a special Shabbat dinner in the Sukkah!
Please dress in layers so you are warm enough to enjoy eating under the stars.  
*In case of rain we will eat indoors.

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 in the Sukkah
* Dessert buffet

9:30am ~ Shabbat morning services 
* 12:15pm ~ Shabbat lunch
* Mincha services 
* 6:40pm ~ Seudah Shelishit 
7:35pm ~ Maariv and Havdallah
8:50pm ~ Chabad Cafe opens

Jewish Bearcat of the Week
Featuring Sarah Forst

What is your major, and why did you decide to pursue this degree?
I’m majoring in integrative neuroscience and I’m hoping to have time to minor in health
and wellness studies. I chose this because I want to enter a pre-health field but also
really enjoy learning about psychology. I also didn’t want a major that lots of people
chose; I wanted something that was a little more unique, while still being interesting
and challenging.

Why did you choose Binghamton University?
I chose Binghamton University for their big Jewish life and their location.

What is your favorite book? Why?
My favorite book is The Chosen by Chaim Potok. I really enjoy playing sports (I’ve played
many different sports since I was a toddler) so reading about a sports injury that
someone overcame, while including the topic of belief in Hashem, really had an impact
on my life. I suffered a lot of sports injuries and my belief in Hashem was what allowed
me to overcome it all.

Where are you from? Where did you go to high school?
I am from Fort Lee, New Jersey (same place as the George Washington Bridge on the
New Jersey side). I went to Frisch for high school.

What do you love about Jewish life on campus?
I love the sense of community that we have. My non-Jewish friends always joke that I
can’t walk somewhere on campus without seeing someone I know and when I went into
quarantine last semester, I had countless people checking on me at all points
throughout the day. It’s a nice feeling knowing that whatever happens on a particular
day, I have the Jewish community to rely on, and no matter how good/bad my week
was, I have Chabad to come to on Shabbat.

Do you have any siblings?
I have no siblings.

What is your favorite Jewish food?
My favorite Jewish food would probably be Cholent. Whenever I come home from
school for breaks, I ask my mom to make Cholent for me.

What is your favorite food?
My favorite food would probably be steak or pizza, although my friends would probably
say that my favorite food is candy/snacks.

What is your favorite Jewish childhood memory?
My favorite Jewish childhood memory is watching my dad daven and spending
Shabbat/holidays with friends and family. I loved watching my dad daven, even standing
next to him to listen (before I turned Bat Mitzvah), and then going home after
synagogue to have meals with friends and family. These experiences really shaped who I
am today.

What is your favorite Chabad experience?
My favorite Chabad experience would be Shabbos/Yom Tov meals. Seeing everyone
enjoying the food and talking together, regardless of background or religious level,
makes me really happy.

Upcoming Events
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.

Freshman Funday
Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021 - 12:00 pm
*For New Students
Ever wonder what the city of Binghamton has to
offer? Join us for a day of discovery and fun as we
visit some of Binghamton’s favorite destinations.
Candle Lighting Times for
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, Sep. 24
6:39 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Sep. 25
7:37 pm
Holiday Begins:
Monday, Sep. 27
6:34 pm
Second Day Holiday:
Tuesday, Sep. 28
7:32 pm
Holiday Ends:
Wednesday, Sep. 29
7:30 pm
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

The Etrog grows on its tree for an entire year.

It grows from the loving summer sunlight
and from the cold winter darkness.

It grows from the furious autumn winds
and from the caresses of spring rain.

From all that comes to it, it grows.

And that is beauty.

Be an Etrog.

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