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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 

* 6:27pm ~ 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 
6:30pm ~ Seudah Shelishit 
7:30pm ~ Maariv and Havdallah
8:45pm ~ Chabad Cafe opens


Live downtown? Join Chabad at 60 Henry Street
Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 7:00pm
Dinner at 7:30pm

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Jewish Bearcat of the Week
Featuring Marc Zalta


What is your major, and why did you decide to pursue this degree?
I am majoring in Accounting and Quantitative Finance along with a minor in Spanish. I choose these majors because I wanted something business and math related and I added Spanish to continue practicing the language to communicate with more people outside the U.S.. 

Where are you from?  Where did you go to high school?
I am from Great Neck, NY and I went to Great Neck North High School. 

What do you love about Jewish life on campus?
I love attending the various Chabad programming. It brings all of the Jewish students on campus together and it provides great sense of community where everyone can feel at home. 

Do you have any siblings?
I have a younger sister, Julia who is a freshman at the University of Delaware. 

What is your favorite Jewish food?  

What is your favorite food?

If you were a breakfast cereal, which one would you be and why?
I would probably be cookie crisp. I don't really like the cereal, but I love to bake and eat cookies and sweets. Also, I do like milk with my chocolate chip cookies. 

What is your favorite Jewish childhood memory?
Watching everyone dance on the tables for Simchat Torah at temple. It was always a fun environment and I got to stay up much much later than usual as a kid. 

What is your favorite Chabad experience?
Helping out in the kitchen every Friday morning with Rifky to prepare food for the upcoming Shabbat dinners. Whether it's cutting vegetables, shaping the matzah balls, braiding challah, or even setting the tables, it's a nice break from schoolwork and a good start to the day. 

What's your favorite lockdown experience?
My favorite experience is probably challenging my friend to a tennis match every morning in the summer and winning almost every time. His name is Ethan Dilmanian for those wondering. 

Upcoming Events
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.
Text Funday to RSVP

Supper with Study-Beit Midrash
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us this Wednesday for Supper and Study!
7:00-7:30pm - Enjoy  delicious BBQ dinner
7:30-8:30pm Chavruta study of any Torah topic of your choice or join a student led Chabura - featuring Sam Lehrer discussing: Judaism and an Ideal Community.
Text Supper and Study to RSVP
Candle Lighting Times for
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, Oct. 1
6:27 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Oct. 2
7:25 pm
Torah Portion: Bereishit
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

There’s one word at the conclusion of the creation story that gives everything away:

“…that G‑d created to do.”

“To do,” taught Rabbi Akiva, means to fix, to improve.

Heaven and earth were created so that you could discover your contribution to G‑d’s work, that one tweak only you can make to the universe.

And then the Creator can say, “Look at the world I made! Within it lies My most essential power—the power to create something new.”

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