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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Shabbat 1000/1800 organizers from prior years are recognized for their contributions. (Credit: R. Coschignano/Chabad of Binghamton)

Binghamton University mascot, Baxter the Bearcat, joins the students for dancing.

Hundreds of female students light Shabbat candles.

The event center on campus was the only space large enough to house this dinner.

Male students enjoyed dancing with the Y Studs prior to the start of Shabbat.

(Courtesy of Rohr Chabad Center) Twenty-five years ago, the Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life at Binghamton University started what has become a longstanding student tradition, and has since been replicated on more than 50 campuses throughout the world.

This year’s 25th annual Shabbat 1800 dinner at Binghamton on Friday, April 5, drew over 1,850 students to the joyous and meaningful Shabbat dinner. This was the largest student Shabbat dinner in one room in the country.

Among the participants were Binghamton University president Harvey Stenger, faculty,
administration members and even Baxter the Bearcat, the university mascot. In addition, many Binghamton alumni whose involvement in organizing Shabbat 1800 (then 1000) dates back to 1994 made the visit in recognition of the event’s 25th anniversary.

Shabbat 1000 (1800 in Binghamton) is a national Chabad on Campus initiative. All photos were taken before the onset of Shabbat.