In coordination with Binghamton University's Open House, Hillel at Binghamton will be hosting the Fall Student Shabbaton. This Shabbaton gives Jewish students the opportunity to experience what Jewish life is like at Binghamton University by spending a Shabbat on campus as guests of our Hillel and our amazing Jewish student community.
On Friday night, Hillel will have Friday night services (Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox), a fully catered Shabbat dinner, and a lively and inspiring Shabbat oneg with singing and dessert.
On Saturday, we will be offering Shabbat morning services followed by a lunch and interactive Q&A session for both parents and students. Shabbat-friendly activities and programming will be available throughout the afternoon where high school students will be able to interact with other accepted students and ask questions of current Binghamton students. Shabbat concludes with Seudah Shlishit (the third meal of Shabbat), followed by Maariv and Havdallah.
Following the Shabbaton, on Sunday, during the university's Admissions Open House for students and parents, Hillel staff and students will be available in the Hillel office to talk with students and parents throughout the day. Students and parents will also be able to attend tours and information sessions provided by university admissions throughout the weekend.
Below is the sample schedule for Fall Students Shabbaton 2017:
3:00-7:00pm Check in at C4
6:15pm OU-JLIC (Orthodox Services) Mincha, Kabbalat Shabbat, and Maariv in UUW-325
6:30pm Koach Conservative Services, Kabbalat Shabbat, and Maariv in UUW-324
6:30pm RJH (Reform) Services, Kabbalat Shabbat, and Maariv in Hillel Lounge (UUW-301)
7:30pm Shabbat Dinner in Chenango Room
9:30am OU-JLIC (Orthodox) Services in UU-206
10:00am Koach (Conservative) Services in UU-209
12:30pm Shabbat Lunch in UUW-325
2:00-5:00pm Shabbat Afternoon Activities: Walk in Nature Preserve, Frisbee and Football, Board Games, Campus Tours
6:30pm OU-JLIC Mincha in Beit Midrash
7:30pm Seudah Shlishit Dinner (Singing, Dinner, Havdallah) in UUW-325
9:00pm Hillel Late Nights in the Undergrounds
University Open House all day!