When you wake up in the morning in New York City, Chazaq programs are running full force. When you go to sleep after a long day of work, Chazaq programs are just beginning in the Holy City of Jerusalem.
This is all part of Chazaq’s dream of inspiring and empowering Klal Yisroel
from A to Z, for 24 hours a day.
From the Shaping Lives Program that educates public school children throughout the New York area, to the JWave Teens Division that keeps our youth off the streets and brings them to a safe and educational environment, to the PSTY (Public School to Yeshiva) Division where hundreds of families are guided to transferring their children from public school to yeshivah, to the Lev Ahron Food Pantry that feeds all those in need, to the community-wide lectures inspiring hundreds of thousands annually, to Kollel Zichron Moshe in Queens molding the future leaders of the community, to Kollel Ohr Aviel in Jerusalem where future dayanim are being trained, Chazaq truly does power up all segments of Klal Yisroel from A to Z.
In fact, when it comes to Chazaq’s main mission of outreach with public school students, in the last 12 months alone, 1,034 boys and girls where touched by Chazaq programs, with 198 of them being transferred to yeshivah. Since the onset of COVID-19 in March of 2020, nearly 300 students were transferred to yeshivah.
In recent months, Chazaq’s PSTY division reached a monumental milestone, as they surpassed transferring over 1000 students from public school into yeshivah since starting their “no child left behind campaign” prior to the 2017 school year. The movement has transformed the lives of hundreds of local families.
The trailblazing program has taken on an international reputation, with calls from communities in Canada reaching out to the Chazaq headquarters for guidance. Countrywide, regions in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, the tri-state area including New Jersey, and all areas of New York have received the guidance of PSTY in bringing public school students into local yeshivahs. Today, over 1,115 of these young dynamic faces are now in yeshivah because of these valiant efforts.
“The young women manning our outreach support center spend countless hours connecting parents of public school students with appropriate yeshivahs that fit the needs of their children,” says Rabbi Efraim Rubinov, Director of PSTY. “Our staff follows a deep-seated model of leaving no child behind by following through with regular sophisticated updates, and they will go to any extreme to ensure that each case receives the utmost respect, care, and attention.” The PSTY Division has been visited by tens of leading gedolim, rabbanim, and community askanim who have all given high level praises and blessings for the endeavor. They have each provided guidance and consideration to Rabbi Rubinov and his team.
“My ticket to Olam Ha’bah is Chazaq,” said HaGaon HaRav David Yosef, son of the revered Maran Harav Ovadia Yosef zt”l. “What Chazaq is doing here in the Jewish world is literally changing lives. The devotion of their staff is transforming Torah in Queens and the rest of the world.” Rav Yosef delivered these words at a recent parlor meeting hosted by Queens community activists Shalom and Victoria Zirkiev.
“The above accomplishments are truly remarkable and will impact the future of klal Yisrael for generations to come, but we must not be satisfied,” says Chazaq CEO Rabbi Yaniv Meirov. “We must all do more!”
“Thousands of more Jewish public school students need to be touched. They need more afterschool programs, more inspiration, more of Chazaq in order to empower them to reach their fullest potential.”
As the two middle letters indicate, ChA-Zaq does everything, A-Z, for you, your family, our people, and our world!
On November 2 and 3, Chazaq needs all segments of Klal Yisroel to join together and empower them to expand their lifechanging operations for public school students.
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