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Scheduale of Shabbaton (come for part, come for all): 

Friday, April 4 
3:00 -5:00 PM
Registration & Welcome
Munch ‘n Snacks, welcome kits & Shabbaton info 

“Jews are all called brothers, literally, because of the common root of their souls, in the one G‑d, only their bodies being separate.” (The Alter Rebbe) 

6:00 PM
Opening Mixer, cocktails & refreshments.
‘Meet 5 people in 5 minutes.’ Game/Mixer.

6:45 PM
Candle lighting
The Women light candles and usher in the holy day of Shabbat. Mrs. Chanie Shemtov – UIC

6:50 PM
Kabbalat Shabbat
Shabbat begins with the festive service that welcomes the Shabbat Queen.
Cantor- Rabbi Boruch Wolf, Chicago, Illinois
Thought on Prayer- Rabbi Yitzi Creeger, U of Cincinnati

7:30 PM
Shabbat Dinner
“How great is the virtue of the sharing of food, for it brings close those who are far!” (Talmud, Sanhedrin)

Experience the warmth and the spirit of a Chabad Shabbat Dinner.
*Greetings- Rabbi Daniel Moscowitz, Lubavitch Chabad of Illinois
*Inspiration- Max Dayan, Student leader UIUC
*Thought for the Evening- Mrs. Chanie Shemtov, UIC
*Spirited Song Leading- Harrison Liebow, vice president SAM fraternity at UIUC

9:00 PM
Mega Farbrengen
“When two Jews sit together, and discuss a matter of Divine worship, it is two G‑dly souls uniting against a single animal soul.” (Rabbi DovBer of Lubavitch)
Let’s Connect- Rabbi Daniel Moscowitz, regional director of Lubavitch Chabad of Illinois * Plus all your favorite Rabbis n Rebbetzins 

Saturday, April 5
9:15 AM
Breakfast for the body and soul
Grab some coffee n cake, and Chassidic insight
Rabbi Avremel Blesofsky, Chabad @ Iowa

 “When ten sit together and study the Torah, the divine presence is among them.” (Pirkei Avot, Ch. 5)

10:00 AM
Shabbat Morning Services, Torah reading and Mussaf
Michoel Kerendian, Shacharit - UIUC
Rabbi Bentzi Shemtov, Parsha Thought - UIC
Rabbi Boruch Wolf, Mussaf Cantor – Chicago, Illinois

1:00 PM
Shabbat Kiddush Lunch
Enjoy Cholent and all the other Shabbat lunch favorites.
Greetings– Art Westle, Chabad Shul of Champaign
Thought—Mrs. Chaya Blesofsky, UIUC 

3:00-3:45 PM
Workshops & Discussion
I – Kabbalah of the Seder Plate
Rabbi Daniel Moscowitz – Lubavitch Chabad of Illinois

II – Kabbalah of Love

III—Stump the Rabbi

4:00 PM
I—U of I Walking Tour
Not your typical tour….
Led by U of I students: Jake Shulkin & Sami Weiss 

II—Jewish Apples to Apples
Rabbi Yitzi Creeger – Chabad @ Cincinatti 

III—Games, Books, Talk, & Refreshments
@ Chabad all afternoon

6:00 PM
Rabbi Yaakov Richler – UIUC

6:30 PM
Seuda Shlishit
Greetings– Rabbi Moshe Chaim Dubrowski, Chabad on Campus National Foundation

Thought—Mrs Goldie Tiechtel, UIUC

8:03 PM
Shabbat ends
Maariv & Havdalah
Bid farewell to Shabbat with a beautiful musical havdalah service. -Rabbi Dovid Tiechtel, UIUC

 Saturday Night
The Jewish Midwest Barn Party! 

Featuring our very own DJ—Jeremy Leval!…. Bonfire… Great Food—hot food, roast your own, s’mores, dogs, wings, potatoes & more!…

Plus… Make & Jar your Own Kosher Pickles @ the kosher pickle presentation!

9:00 PM
First Bus leaves to the barn from Chabad. 

Sunday, April 6
9am: Prayer, Tefillin Club and Breakfast.
10amGoodbye’s. Grab a lunch to go. 

Friday, Saturday (other then Sat night) and Sunday Programs take place at:
Chabad Center for Jewish Life
509 S. Fourth St.
(Corner of Fourth & Healey. One block north of Green St.)

We dedicate this event to the
Lubavitcher Rebbe,
Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson,

whose teachings and life were filled with
commitment to the importance of Jewish unity & deed.
May we realize his life-long vision
of a world perfected and redeemed
with the coming of Moshiach! Amen.


With special thanks to the
Rabbi's ‘n Rebbetzin's & Students
for all you help to make this Shabbaton a success! 

The Chabad-Lubavitch Midwest Campus Shabbaton is
sponsored by the Midwest Chabad House’s and
co-sponsored by:
Chabad on Campus National Foundation
Lubavitch Chabad of Illinois

Thank you for your help and support!