Tzevet Spotlight with Bayli!

Tzevet Spotlight

With Bayli Alter | Mazkira Galil Chicago

Shevet Orot

What is your first memory of Bnei Akiva?
My first bnei akiva memory is the succah hop in third grade

Why do you think it’s so important to be involved in Bnei Akiva as a High Schooler?
When you’re in high school, there are so many people around you (unintentionally) telling you what to do, what decisions to make. Being a part of Bnei Akiva gave me the opportunity to take charge, it put me in a position to make decisions and have those decisions be seen/heard

Tell us your favorite Bnei Akiva experience?
My favorite Bnei Akiva experience would have to be Shabbat Mach Hach on mach hach baaretz. Having all of us nine buses there together was amazing, and just being there in israel with so many people who love Israel as much as I do

Where is your dream place to live in Israel?
I would absolutely love to live on a kibbutz. My dad went on hachshara a few years back and I’m so jealous of that, literally any kibbutz would just be amazing!

What does Torah V Avodah mean to you?
Torah v’Avodah to me means finding the balance between learning torah/leading a torah life and being an active member of society/my community

Who would you rather be David Ben Gurion or Golda Meir?
I’d rather be Golda Meir. She’s just so cool like she’s one of the idols

What one item is a must to pack for a Bnei Akiva Shabbaton?
You’ve gotta bring a blanket on Shabbatons- you always think you’re not gonna need it or won’t have room for it but it’s definitely a necessity!

Most meaningful Zionist/Jewish quote?
“In Jewish history, there are no coincidences” -Elie Wiesel