When the Rebbe established Tzivos Hashem in Shnas Hakhel 5741, the Rebbe asked that all the children should gather in groups, preferably on Shabbos or other special days. These groups should be called Tzivos Hashem. By using the same name in all countries they would be united. But it wasn’t just a name; the Rebbe wanted the groups to run like a real army.
The children were to gather with their generals and train how to fight their Yetzer Hora. The Rebbe even went into the details of the curriculum. The children should learn from the example of the Avos, Imohos and Dovid Hamelech as their example how to overcome their personal battles, the Rebbe said.
“We have been pushing this concept for many years through the Hachayol Magazine,” says General Shimmy Weinbaum of the Chayolei Tzivos Hashem Brigade. “While it created awareness we had a very limited success. This year being Shnas Hakhel we pushed again, with the amazing video posted above, but this time thanks to Tzivos Hashem Hakhel Director Chaya Illulian the Rebbe’s vision finally started to unfold.”
Tzivos Hashem started a pilot program with Beis Rivka and Bnos Menachem of Crown Heights and simply from word of mouth there are currently 112 Hakhels Squads using the curriculums from Crown Heights to Marine Park, Boro Park, Flatbush, Howard Beach-Queens, Midwood, Monsey and Far Rockaway. The phones at Tzivos Hashem are ringing off the hook from people requesting the incredible curriculum.
Now that the clocks have changed and Messibas Shabbos will be starting up all around the country Tzivos Hashem is excited to share this curriculum with schools free of charge, along with step by step support from the Hakhel coordinator Chaya Illulian. To join, simply email [email protected]
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Tzivos Hashem is very thankful to the two schools who have made it their mission to be the first schools to lead these incredible Hakhel Squad Meetings for the rest of the world to follow.
This was really a collective effort of the staff of Beis Rivka Crown Heights. Starting from the Principal Mrs. C. Altein, Assistant Principal Mrs. E. Wilhelm, Hakhel coordinator Sheina Avtzon and commanders of 6th Grade Mrs. Chanie Sorkin, Mrs. Estie Heller, Mrs. Mussie Naparstek, Mrs. Chiena Alein and Mrs. Rochie Pruss. Together with High school program director Mrs. Sarah Blau Hakhel Heads Malky Pinson, Malky Nemanov & Rachelli Eizenman and Generals Chana Krinsky, Mushka Andrusier, Mushka Polter, Mimi Russel, Mimi Deitch, Mushka Feldman, Mimi Blassberg, Shaina Holtzberg, Mussie Kaplan, Fruma Elkin, Mussie Elewitz, Chaya Devorah Nelkin, Bassie Barber, D.L Weisfish, Rivka Simon, Rivky Taichman, Chana Chein, Rika Mitnitzky, Tamar Procaccia, Faigy Liberow, and Moussia Schmerling
of Beis Rivka High School.
Bnos Menachem have taken the program one step further to include all grades from 1st through 5th grade with the incredible support of the Principals Mrs. Schapiro, Mrs. Silman, Mrs. Majesky, Assistant Principals Mrs. Schochet, & Mrs. Kesselman,their Base Commander Mrs. Blumi Mishulovin, Hakhel Heads Lani Rosenblum & Shuli Mortner, and Generals Racheli Dubov, Sarah Dubinsky, Leah Friedman, Shaina Goldstein, Rivky Goldenberg, Gitty Gajer, Zohara Gajer, Devora Hende,l Sara Hendel, Chaya Libman, Menucha Libman, Mushkie Laufer, Tehila Leverton, Mukky Marosov, Mindy Marosov, Shuli Mortner, Rochele Rosenberger, Lani Rosenbloom, Chana Reinetz, Miri Samuels, Shterna Sara Schwei, Henny Simon, Chaya Vilenkin, Chana Vishedsky, Bassy Vigler, Chana Werde, Mushky Yomtovyan, Mushkie Zwiebel, and Itta Zwiebel of Bnos Menachem High School.