ORTHODOX LIFE AT BINGHAMTON
There are about 4,000 Jews on campus, and approximately 400 from Modern Orthodox Backgrounds. OU JLIC has been present in Binghamton for four years, providing students with the infrastructures they need to successfully continue with their Orthodox lifestyles.
THE OSH, THE ORTHODOX STUDENTS OF HILLEL
The OSH is a subgroup of Hillel who strive to provide the Orthodox students in Hillel with opportunities for leadership. They give an open platform for students to grow in their Torah learning, tefillah, and to be a part of a flourishing Jewish community.
Find out more about The OSH at their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/orthodoxstudentsofhillel/
Hillel at Binghamton provides a pluralistic environment where Jewish students from all backgrounds can explore, celebrate, travel, learn, volunteer, and grow.
As one of the most active student organization on campus, Hillel at Binghamton provides a wide array of social, cultural, educational, and religious programming to the 4,000 Jewish students at Binghamton University. Whether your passion is volunteering, traveling, exploring your future career, celebrating Shabbat and holidays, listening to Israeli music, or hanging out with friends, Hillel has something for you.
We take great pride in the social, spiritual and intellectual growth that students realize during their time spent with Hillel. And thanks to the countless events we host throughout the year, you have ample opportunities to explore Judaism and connect with a friendly, diverse group of people. We encourage you to learn more and discover how Hillel can impact your life.
Shabbat is the most special time of the week for Jewish students on campus, with a jam-packed schedule of opportunities.
Friday: OSH Kabbalat Shabbat (a.k.a KabShab) in the University Union followed by free Hillel Dinner in C4
- OU JLIC Shabbat morning minyan 9am-11am followed by kiddush , 4601 Washington Drive
- Lunch : OU JLIC provides an open shabbat lunch once a month and on Holidays, and lunch by invite for 10-20 students per shabbat. There are similar lunches hosted by Chabad and Meor as well as a free Shabbat lunch in the Hillel lounge.
- Seuda Shlishit: OU JLIC provides an open Seudah Shlishit once a month followed by Maariv and Havdallah. There are similar seuda shlishit options hosted by Chabad and Meor as well as one in the Hillel lounge an hour before the end of shabbat.
Each on-campus dining hall features a Kosher Korner serving freshly packaged sandwiches and salads that can be purchased on the regular university meal plan. In addition there is a Kosher Kitchen located in the C4 Dining Hall, which is a full-service section of the dining facility. With the monumental rise in numbers of students who eat strictly Kosher, the C4 dining hall became OU Kosher 2 years age with a full time OU Mashgiach.The Kosher Kitchen is open six days a week and is closed on Saturdays. For more information, visit Sodexo’s website, the university’s food provider.