The tragedy of Leiby Kletzky a’h in the summer of 2011 brought a heightened awareness of children’s safety in Jewish communities throughout the US. Magen LI was founded as a response to that tragedy by concerned parents in the Five Towns-Far Rockaway community. Our first step was to get trained in the Safety Kid Methodology. To-date the following local schools have been participating: Bnos Bais Yaakov, Chabad Early Childhood Center, Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway, Hebrew academy of Long Beach, Hebrew academy of Nassau County, JCC of the Greater Five Towns, Shulamith School for Girls, Talmud Torah Siach Yitzchok, Torah Academy for Girls, Yeshiva Darchei Torah, Yeshiva Ketana of Long Island,and Yeshiva of South Shore.
In 2014 we completed our third year presenting Safety Kid in all of our local schools. It has been well received by everyone.