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
6:00pm ~ Spirited Kabbalat Shabbat services 
7:00pm ~ Delicious, full course, home cooked dinner
* Dessert buffet

9:30am ~ Shabbat morning services 
* 12:15pm ~ Shabbat lunch
* Mincha services 
6:15pm ~ Seudah Shelishit 
7:10pm ~ Maariv and Havdallah
8:30pm ~ Chabad Cafe opens


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

If you will be in town for next Shabbat, please let us know by emailing [email protected] so we can prepare accordingly.

Jewish Bearcat of the Week
Featuring Benji Hoff

What is your major, and why did you decide to pursue this degree?
I'm majoring in PPL (politics, philosophy, and law). I chose this major because I wanted a broad background in political science and thought and economics. 

Why did you choose Binghamton University?
I chose Binghamton because it had a large Jewish community,  it was close to home, and it has strong academics.

Where are you from?  Where did you go to high school?
I'm from Stamford, CT and I went to SAR High School.

What do you love about Jewish life on campus?
The best part of Jewish life on campus is walking around the dorms on Shabbas and seeing half my floor going to chabad for dinner.

Do you have any siblings?
I have a 16 year old brother and an 11 year old brother. 

What is your favorite Jewish food? 
My favorite Jewish food has gotta be matzah ball soup.

What is your favorite food?
Favorite non-Jewish food is pizza.

What is your favorite Jewish childhood memory?
My favorite Jewish childhood memory is my bris.

What is your favorite Chabad experience?
 My favorite Chabad experience is Kabbalat Shabbat. 

What's your favorite lockdown experience?
My favorite lockdown experience was playing call of duty with my friends until 1 am every night.

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021
Calling all girls! Join us for a guided paint class and let your talent shine! Smoothies and refreshments will be served!
Text GNO to RSVP

From Rapper to Rabbi
Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 - 7:30 pm
From drug dealing Rapper to Chabad Rabbi, Rabbi Motti Flikshtein shares his incredible life journey and transformation. He will also preform Rap/Slam Poetry from his acclaimed album "Coming Home."
Color for Kids
Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021 Facebook event link
This is a Chai Lifeline Toy Drive Kick-off Fundraiser benefiting children suffering from cancer. Have a great time and support a great cause!
Featuring 5K run! music! refreshments! and T-shirts!
$18 a participiant
Register at

Candle Lighting Times for
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, Oct. 8
6:15 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Oct. 9
7:13 pm
Torah Portion: Noach
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

Communication technologies have provided us a metaphor to comprehend how One Being can perceive all things in a single instance.

It makes you wonder how previous generations could possibly have understood such things.

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