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 

5:35pm ~ 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 
* 12:00pm ~ Shabbat lunch
* Mincha services 
5:35pm ~ Seudah Shelishit 
6:30pm ~ Maariv and Havdallah
7:50pm ~ Chabad Cafe opens

Jewish Bearcat of the Week
Featuring Abby Blumofe

What is your major, and why did you decide to pursue this degree?
Integrative Neuroscience because I find the subject very interesting and have wanted to pursue medicine since I was a child. 

Why did you choose Binghamton University?
Coming from California I get this question a lot. I always jokingly say that I wanted to have seasons for the first time, but the main reason is the strong Jewish life. 

Where are you from?  Where did you go to high school?
I am from Los Angeles, and I went to Shalhevet. 

What do you love about Jewish life on campus?
I love being involved in running events and being PR chair for Chabad so I can spread the word and encourage others to attend. 

What's your favorite Jewish food?
My mom's chicken soup. 

Do you have any siblings?
I have a younger brother and a younger sister. 

What is your favorite food?
Vegan Cauliflower Pizza (Yes I have a recipe for anyone who wants) 

If you were a breakfast cereal, which one would you be and why?
Honey bunches of oats because it's a classic and everyone likes it. 

What is your favorite Jewish childhood memory?
My aunt asked my dad to sing Bilvavi at her wedding and it was around the time when I was just born, and to practice he would sing it to me before bed every night. It then became a tradition with my other siblings and was called our bedtime song. 

What is your favorite Chabad experience?
First Friday night of Freshman year getting to know each other, including the people I still consider my closest friends. 

Upcoming Events
Mega Challah Bake
Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 - 7:00 pm - Mandela Room
Join hundreds of other students and community members as we learn how to mix, knead, and shape the world's most delicious bread!  Reserve your spot at
Family Feud Game Night
Shabbat, Nov. 13, 2021 - 7:00 pm
Join this exciting and highly competitive Torah game and have a great time with friends! Enjoy complimentary pizza and other treats!

Register at
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021
Find your hidden chef within and join us for a grand Master Chef! Pure entertainment and even better food for all!

Text GNO to RSVP
Candle Lighting Times for
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, Nov. 5
5:35 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Nov. 6
6:35 pm
Torah Portion: Toldot
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

The Baal Shem Tov taught there are two paths:

G‑dliness is everything.

Everything is G‑dliness.

Where the two paths converge, there is G‑d Himself.

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