On January 31st, 2024, Hillel collaborated with Chabad for Krav Maga Self-Defense Training. Due to the recent uptick in Antisemitism across college campuses nationwide, it has been important to educate and inform students about methods to protect and defend themselves, how to de-escalate and get themselves out of a bad situation. We hope never to use these skills, but it is better to be safe than sorry.
Don Melnick of Israeli Krav Maga of Cherry Hill NJ taught students students the importance of situational awareness and some key tips for deescalating a potential problem. He then shared several key moves for escaping if needed. Students then briefly practiced each of the moves before moving on to the next technique. The course lasted for an hour and a half and members of Hillel and Chabad were greatly appreciative of the lessons learned.
The Event also was a fundraiser for Bring Them Home Now which advocates for the immediate release of hostages currently in Gaza. Together the Group raised $100.00. We would like to thank everyone for coming out. Thank you to Rowan Chabad for another great collaboration and to Don Melnick for being an amazing instructor