Binghamton University students, alumni, and parents traveled to Israel with Chabad of Binghamton for “Operation One People; One Body.” The 18-hour trip of solidarity and support left on October 26; it was coordinated by Chabad of Binghamton and members were chosen by raffle. The trip included visits to wounded soldiers in the hospital and displaced families in shelters, shiva visits, and stops at two IDF bases to bring the soldiers much-needed supplies and support.
“The sheer magnitude of the death, torture, and kidnapping of
Jews is agonizing,” said the trip organizer, Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Levi Slonim, director of development at the Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life at Binghamton. “When your sibling is in trouble, you drop everything and you show up. The rebbe would always stress the importance of remembering that we are really all part of one body. This trip was about standing firm with our brothers and sisters in Israel and extending support on multiple levels.” For information, go to