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WHAT DOES HAZAK HAZAK DO?

  • Sponsors hands-on scenario based training and education to “Key Jewish Community Members” so that they can look out and respond to emergencies at places of Jewish assembly. 

  • Coordinates Act 235 certification and trainings to make members of the Jewish community into Pennsylvania State Police certified armed security officers so that they can cater to the unique security and cultural needs of our communities. 

  • Educates, help and foster a greater discussion on how Jews can fulfill the various mitzvahs of saving lives, protecting and guarding one another, and preventing catastrophe.

WHO IS A CONSIDERED A KEY JEWISH COMMUNITY MEMBER (KJCM)?

Readily identifiable Jewish Men or Women who are staples of places of Jewish assembly such as Rabbis with congregations or students, employed staff of Jewish Institutions, and stalwarts of minyans.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR SPONORSHIP

For general sponorship apply here 

To apply for the Act 235 certification click here

WHAT IF I DO NOT QUALIFY FOR THE SPONSORSHIP, CAN I PAY FOR MY OWN TRAINING?

Yes and no. We certainly don’t want to discourage furthering your education and training! However, Hazak Hazak, being a 501c3 tax-deductible nonprofit, is designed to provide others with 3rd-party instructors. If you can afford your own training, Hazak Hazak is happy to network with you. We can also connect you with individuals in the community and keep you posted learning/ training opportunities, and more. Consider donating to Hazak Hazak to sponsor a Jewish person who cannot otherwise afford comprehensive training. In the event of an emergency, our aim is to empower those who will most likely be there to respond and assist.

WHERE DOES HAZAK HAZAK TAKE PLACE?

The activity is being conducted at homes, classrooms, synagogues, and assembly locations, and rented venues conducive to specific trainings. For security purposes, we can’t disclose such locations but attendees receive specific dates, times, and locations prior to the classes. Personal training opportunities may be available at the sponsored person’s own home. It may be a local JCC, synagogue, school, or emergency-preparedness training location. Hazak Hazak is based out of Southeastern Pennsylvania at this time. If you are interested in expanding Hazak Hazak’s reach, please let us know.

WHAT DOES KJCM TRAINING LOOK LIKE?

We want to make you the best responder to emergencies that you can be. We work backwards from the locations you are often present at and ascertain the most likely and worst case scenarios that you should be ready for and take into account your ability and willingness to respond to them. Hallmarks will be Active Shooter and Hate Crime response, how to assist Law Enforcement and Private Security, Situational Awareness, First Aid, CPR, and AED, Stop The Bleed training, and Defensive Tool Training.