Thousands Expected to Attend Event Commemorating Growing Initiative to Increase Personal Safety for our children In New York


New York, NY – May 25th Magenu, a Brooklyn-based national non-profit dedicated to the implementation of curriculums and programs designed to increase personal safety and awareness for Jewish youth has announced it will host the second annual ‘Safety Day’ fair on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Floyd Bennett Field in the Gateway National Recreation Area in Brooklyn, New York.

The event, which will be held from noon until 6 pm and will include prominent elected officials, community leaders, educators, and rabbonim who will address the issues impacting our community. It will feature vehicles and command centers from the New York City police department, FDNY, Hatzalah, Shomrim, and other local and national-based public safety organizations for the children to explore. The event will also include live musical performances featuring NACHAS, fire juggling acts, carnival games, a live helicopter show, and food for all. All members of public service personnel and volunteers will be educating and distributing safety literature to the thousands of attendees.

Magenu has already trained dozens of Hebrew schools and Yeshivas throughout the country by providing in-service training to the parents, staff, and student body with a full educational program and curriculum. The organization is the first of its kind to pursue a program on a national scale. In 2015, Magenu expects to train and implement curriculums in over 250 schools.

“We are so thrilled and humbled by Magenu’s growth in terms of school participation, parents, and volunteers who have come forward,” said Dr. Shani Verschleiser, AuD, LMSW, co-founder of Magenu. “This event is to raise the profile of our organization and increase awareness to thousands of students across the country for personal safety. The June 15 event will focus on the future, as we continue to move forward our programs of educating teachers, parents, and community leaders around the country on personal safety for our children.”

For inquiries regarding attendance, volunteering, or sponsorship opportunities, please visit the website at

Magenu is a registered 501 c (3) not-for-profit organization. An organization driven by parents, teachers, and community leaders – Magenu was formed to promote personal safety education that will build our children’s self-esteem and self-confidence while helping to keep them safe. Magenu’s goal is to teach our children how to respond to potentially dangerous situations. For more information, please visit: , 2014 – Magenu, a Brooklyn-based national non-profit dedicated

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