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New York college hosts record-breaking Shabbat

The State University of New York in Binghamton is expecting 1,500 students Friday night for a record-breaking Shabbat celebration organized by local Chabad emissaries. The program, known as Shabbat 1500, will be held in a gymnasium on the SUNY campus. According to a statement, the event will require 400 pounds of beef, 800 pounds of chicken, and 1,500 bread rolls. The event is being organized by emissaries Rabbi Aaron and Rivkah Slonim. “Shabbat 1500 is an enormous rush of Jewish excitement. It generates an unparalleled sense of Jewish community and pride,” Rivkah Slonim said. “If so many people are gathered for Shabbat, it must be cool.”