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

Levi Margolin, director of Mayanot Birthright, will be in Binghamton this weekend!  Levi will be at Shabbat dinner at Chabad Downtown and at Shabbat lunch at Chabad HQ near campus.

If you are thinking of recruiting for Birthright or have any questions about birthright trips or Onward Israel please contact Rabbi Levi at 6072066443.

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 

4:21pm ~ Light Shabbat candles in the Chabad social hall
* 5:15pm ~ Discussion of the weekly Parsha with Rabbi Ohana
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 
4:20pm ~ Seudah Shelishit 
5:15pm ~ Maariv and Havdallah
7:30pm ~ Chabad Cafe opens


Live downtown? Join Chabad at 60 Henry Street

7:00pm ~ Kabbalat Shabbat services 
7:30pm ~ Enjoy a special Israeli-themed menu with schnitzel, shawarma, and more
 Special guest: Levi Margolin, Director of Mayanot Birthright.

Sponsored in memory of
Hana bat Adele by her son Eli Zakay 

Jewish Bearcat of the Week
Featuring Adina Horowitz

What is your major, and why did you decide to pursue this degree?
My major is Human Development with a minor in Education. My dream is to work in foster care or with youth and mental health, and Hdev sets me up for a graduate degree in social work, and a career in social services. 

Why did you choose Binghamton University?
I chose Binghamton for the large and welcoming Jewish community. My mom went here and she made friends for a lifetime, she even spent last weekend with her freshman year roommate.

What is your favorite book? Why?
My favorite book is definitely Night Road by Kristin Hannah. If you haven't read anything by Kristin Hannah, I would 100% recommend her. Her books are genuinely incredible, and she's a fantastic writer and storyteller. 

Where are you from?  Where did you go to high school?
I am from Manhattan, and I went to Frisch for high school. 

What do you love about Jewish life on campus?
I love how connected everyone is in Chabad, and how friendly people are. One of my favorite parts of Jewish life is coming into Chabad and seeing everyone there for Friday night dinner.

Do you have any siblings?
I have one younger sister who will hopefully also come here in two years!

What is your favorite Jewish food?  
My favorite Jewish food is definitely chicken soup

What is your favorite food?
My favorite food is any kind of steak or chicken.

What is your favorite Jewish childhood memory?
My favorite childhood Jewish memory is lighting a menorah with my family during Chanukah. I'm even skipping my classes the Monday after Thanksgiving to stay home for the first night of Chanukah. 

What is your favorite Chabad experience?
My favorite Chabad experiences are Shabbat meals!

Upcoming Events
19 Kislev Farbrengen
Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 - 8:00 pm
Join a Farbrengen - Chassidic gathering - in honor of the 19th of Kislev.  Sing, discuss and share what Chassidut has brought to the world and what it means to each of us.
Sushi, soup, and snacks will be served
At the Chein home, 301 Murray Hill Road
Text 19 Kislev to RSVP
Grand BU Menorah Car Parade
Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021 - 7:00 pm
The 5th BU Menorah Car Parade beginning Downtown! The parade will conclude on campus with a beautiful Menorah lighting!
Toy Drive Culminating Event
Monday, Dec. 6, 2021 - 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Join us for a culminating celebration of the toy drive along with a GRAND toy display and special greetings!
Donate at:
Candle Lighting Times for
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, Nov. 19
4:21 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Nov. 20
5:23 pm
Torah Portion: Vayishlach
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

He doesn’t need you to report on the dirt in His world. He put it there—and not because He has an interest in it.

He sent you here to search out the jewels hidden in the mud, clean them and polish them until they shine.

And when you bring them to Him, the angels make a crown of them for Him, saying, “Look what Your children have made for You from the mud!”

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