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Ceremony at BU in honor of Shavuot holiday

VESTAL (WBNG) — A special graduation ceremony was held Friday for Jewish students at Binghamton University.

It was for those who observe the holiday of Shavuot, which begins Saturday.

Dozens of students and their families attended the commencement. 

"It’s sending a message for the future, that this university is a place where anybody could come, no matter what your religion, no matter what your observance, and they will try as best as possible to accommodate everybody. And this has proven that they did it," said Chabad of Binghamton Executive Director Rabbi Aaron Slonim.

A moment of silence was held during the ceremony to honor the lives of students lost, including nursing student Haley Anderson.


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