In response to the recent stabbing incident involving Rabbi Shlomo Noginsky, staff of Gan Israel Shaloh House received training in CPR/AED and First Aid sponsored by the Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) of Boston.
Rabbi Noginski, who serves as a rabbi and teacher at Shaloh House, was outside the center when Khaled Awad approached him while armed with a gun and a knife. Rabbi Noginski and the attacker struggled by the car near the entrance to the park until the rabbi was able to run away. Rabbi Noginski said he ran to a nearby park to keep the attacker from harming the 100 children attending summer camp at the Shaloh House.
The training course was taught by MA State Constable Brian Abelli, who also included a specialized course, Stop the Bleed, to train staff how to manage in the event of a stabbing and an active shooter.
At an event to fight anti-Semitism in Washington, DC, today, Rabbi Noginski repeated the Rebbe‘s message that darkness must be fought with light and hatred should be responded to with love. He announced that he is opening a smicha program to ordain 8 new Chabad rabbis for the 8 stab wounds he suffered (to support it – click here).