Chazaq’s life-changing work is known throughout the Jewish community. Thousands of people from all backgrounds are inspired by their events and lectures each year since their inception in 2006. As most of us know, Chazaq’s main goal and mission is to educate and inspire Jewish public school students in the Queens Community and beyond.
In the last 12 months alone, Chazaq touched the lives of 1,192 public school students with 670 being children from their Shaping Lives Program, and 522 from their JWave teens’ division. Baruch Hashem, 207 of them were transferred to yeshivos. Since 2017, Chazaq has registered 1,324 students to in yeshivos. These are all truly remarkable accomplishments.
Just days after the Jewish holiday season came to a close, Chazaq kicked things off with a staff appreciation meeting at Pier 26 to go over their exciting plans for the coming year. Every division was represented at the meeting from the Public School to Yeshivah division, JWave Teens (Boys and Girls), Shaping Lives Sunday School Program, Beis Midrash/Kollel, the Food Pantry, and the Office and Chazaq Event Staff.
Rabbi Yaniv Meirov, CEO of Chazaq, started off the event by expressing his gratitude and appreciation for the staff. He and other higher-level members of the Chazaq team spoke about some internal changes to allow processes to run more efficiently, and ultimately, will allow Chazaq to increase its bandwidth to help more kids and teens get a Jewish education.
“Lives are being changed,” says Meirov. “What’s being done is truly impacting so many lives, but a lot more needs to be done. We can’t stop.”
At the end of November, Chazaq is having a Charidy Campaign, which will be a 36-hour worldwide campaign to get the community at large to assist in its life-changing mission. “Our goal is to strengthen our Shaping Lives programs for children, and the Jwave Division for teens, and expand to more and more communities,” said Meirov.
Stay tuned for a lot of exciting growth for Chazaq this coming year!