Rabbi Zev Silber

39 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY 13905

Tel. Office: (607) 722-1793  Cell: (607) 761-7098

E-mail: bethdavid@stny.rr.com

Office Hours:

Tuesday and Friday: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Thursday: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Closed Monday & Wednesday

Beth David’s December 14 Luncheon Speaker will be Dr. Charles Rubin. The title of his talk is “The Vietnam Era: A Personal View.” From 1970-1972, Rubin held the rank of Major in the United States Air Force. From 1970-1971 he was stationed in Vietnam as Chief of Ophthalmology in the 483rd  United States Air Force  Hospital in Cam Rahn Bay.  He is the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal. The Citation accompanying the medal indicates that Rubin was the only fully trained ophthalmologist in Southeast Asia. He provided medical and consultation services for all United States Air Force facilities in Vietnam, for  Army personnel,  as well as for  the local population in a volunteer capacity in the area’s hospital. “There are many unsung heroes in our community,” organizers say, “and Charles Rubin is certainly one of them. Many of us know him in his capacity as our Binghamton ophthalmologist, or as a regular at Beth David Synagogue, but his recollections about his time in Vietnam are sure to generate much interest as well as questions.”


Beth David Luncheon Speaker Series takes place the second Shabbat of the month after morning services, and is open to the community. There is no charge for the luncheon, but Beth David welcomes donations to the Luncheon Fund in order to keep the program going;  they can be made in honor of or in memory of someone, or to mark a special occasion. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to Beth David Synagogue, 39 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905 Attention:  Luncheon Fund.