Binghamton University held a campus-wide program commemorating the September 11 attacks last week. Many mitzvot were performed and others were pledged in memory of 9/11 victims.
For 21 years, BU has been observing its annual Mitzvah Marathon in conjunction with 9/11. The day, spearheaded by the Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life and Hillel at Binghamton, is for service and remembrance with acts of selflessness and charity. A pavilion was set up between the New Union and the library tower, where participants chose from mitzvah opportunities. They included contributing to charity, donating food, making new year cards for soldiers and get well cards for children in local hospitals, swabbing for a bone marrow national registry drive, and donating to a Red Cross blood drive.