In response to the escalating war in Eretz Yisrael, Chazaq, a dynamic nonprofit organization dedicated to community enrichment, rapidly and effectively organized a series of 13 chizuk and T’hilim events throughout the tri-state area, and virtually, for Jews around the world to participate, as well.
These events featured over 20 distinguished speakers, including renowned figures such as Rabbi Paysach Krohn, Charlie Harary, Rabbi Gav Friedman, HaRav Eliezer Ginsburg, Jackie Bitton, and more. Over 10,000 participants, both in person and online, came together to draw inspiration, offer prayers, and support one another during these trying times.
These special events addressed a wide range of topics, emphasizing the importance of emunah (faith in Hashem), Jewish unity, and the strengthening of Torah, mitzvos, and charity.
One of the highlights of all these events is the inclusion of special group T’hilim readings that united participants in heartfelt prayer for the safety and well-being of Israel.
Chazaq Director Rabbi Ilan Meirov urged everyone to not just read the T’hilim robotically, but to rather “read it as if your own son is on the front lines fighting the terrorists.” Doing so, he says, will take our prayers to the next level.
In addition to the community events, Chazaq’s Jwave teens division and Shaping Lives children’s division have done many special activities and learning sessions for the success of Eretz Yisrael, with hundreds of students feeling a deeper connection to the Holy Land due to it.
Chazaq remains steadfast in its mission to offer ongoing support and inspiration to individuals and communities, as the situation in Israel continues to evolve. The organization’s ability to respond swiftly and mobilize resources showcases its dedication to nurturing unity and faith within the community.
Chazaq already has more events planned, and a few initiatives that just started, including a “Partner with a Soldier” initiative, where individuals can receive a soldier’s name to learn Torah, take on a mitzvah, etc., in that soldier’s merit. More information can be found at bit.ly/partnerwithasoldier.