Hundreds of students, alumni, parents and friends came together on Nov. 1 in New York to celebrate 30 years of service of Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life at Binghamton University. The evening was full of joy, emotion and lots of laughter as those in attendance caught up with old friends and made new ones. The evening concluded with writing the first few words of a new Torah scroll, the “Binghamton Legacy Torah,” which will be written in honor of all of the students, alumni, parents and friends whose lives have been touched by Chabad.
“Chabad is a mainstay of campus life and has a phenomenal facility that reflects the important role it plays for our students, both Jewish and non-Jewish. Mazal Tov,” said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger.
From left: Rabbi Levi Slonim, programming and development director at the Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life at Binghamton University; Vice President for Student Affairs Brian Rose; Haim Engelman; Rebecca Tanzer; President Stenger; Jason Cutler; Rachel Spiro; Talia Schwartz; Gabrielle Alexander; Tara Hanau and Zachary Alexander. The members of the student executive board each received a “Lamp Lighter” award recognizing their worthy efforts in illuminating the lives of their peers on campus.