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Shvatim: A Chicago Perspective

By: Bayla Alter | Chicago, Mazkira

Last shabbas, Cleveland hosted over 200 participants, coming from all over North America, for the Midwest Shvatim Shabbaton!

Three Shvatim- Orot, Hineni, and Dorot- all came together for a shabbas filled with friends, fun, and a whole lot of ruach. We started the weekend with a trip to The Force, an indoor sports complex. We quickly rushed back to our host homes to get ready for an amazing shabbas. From Kabbalat Shabbat to Friday night dancing to Slow Shira shabbas afternoon, everything about shabbas screamed “Bnei Akiva.” Saturday night, we played glow in the dark dodgeball at Skyzone, a trampoline park in Cleveland. Although goodbyes Sunday morning were hard, we could not be more excited for Shvatim Weekend 5781!