Jewish College Grad Tapes Commencement Talk to Honor Shabbos

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP/Hamodia) -
Provost Donald Nieman shakes hands with student Don Greenberg. (Binghamton University)
Provost Donald Nieman shakes hands with student Don Greenberg. (Binghamton University)

A Jewish student has been allowed to pre-record his graduation ceremony speech for Binghamton University’s commencement since the ceremony will take place on Shabbos.

Graduating senior Don Greenberg, originally from Teaneck, N.J., was tapped to be one of the commencement speakers for Saturday’s graduation ceremony for the university’s engineering school. But as an Orthodox Jew, the school allowed him to tape his address on Wednesday. It will be shown on large screens.

“I am overjoyed that the school was so willing to work with me to accommodate this critical part of my life and upbringing, and ensure that I could still deliver a meaningful message to the graduating class of 2015,” Greenberg said.

He will start a job in New York City this summer.