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Chabad Center to celebrate 30 years of service with gala
October 7, 2015Tweet
The Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life at Binghamton University will mark 30 years of service to the Binghamton University community with a gala celebration in New York City on Sunday, Nov. 1. Between 800 and 1,000 alumni, friends and Binghamton University parents are expected to attend what is being dubbed a “mega family reunion.” Guests will include President Harvey Stenger and other prominent University officials.
This is a significant occasion for both Chabad and the University, as Binghamton has emerged as one of the leading choices for Jewish students interested in an active on-campus Jewish community. Chabad and the University administration have worked hand-in-hand for years ensuring that Jewish students at Binghamton have the highest level of accommodation and understanding within the University community, the most recent example of which is the installation of a campus Eruv.
Chabad at Binghamton, a branch of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement established by the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of blessed memory, provides a welcoming home away from home as well as a plethora of services that include religious and pastoral offerings, educational and leadership opportunities, and social and recreational programming for the Jewish student community. Since its establishment 30 years ago, Chabad has welcomed thousands of students through its doors, most notably to their Friday night Shabbat services and dinners.
Chabad at Binghamton may be the only Jewish organization on any campus that has been directed by the same Rabbi/Rebbetzin team for over 30 years. In fact, the Rabbi and Rivky have in recent years been welcoming “legacy” children of alumni they met during their first years at Binghamton beginning in 1985.
“The emergence of Binghamton University as a school housing one of the most robust Jewish campus communities in the nation is no accident,” said Rabbi Aaron Slonim. “Binghamton is a place of excellence in every respect. Rivky and I are immensely grateful for the deep level of cooperation and collaboration we have enjoyed with Binghamton administrators throughout the years and most specifically at this time, with President Harvey Stenger and other top Binghamton University administrators.”
For more information about the gala, visit www.JewishBU.com/celebration30.