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Oro Valley Chabad, police to hold community safety event

Chabad of Oro Valley will host a community-wide event addressing safety and security on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m.. The Oro Valley Police Department will present an “active shooter response” class to provide attendees with strategies for dangerous situations.

Since the recent violent attacks against Jewish communities, including the Jersey City kosher supermarket shooting and the knife attack in Monsey, New York, there has been a push from the community for more safety measures. 

“Our shooter response class is in no way a sign of weakness; Chabad’s reaction to terror always has been growth,” says Mushkie Zimmerman, co-director of Chabad Oro Valley. “We will continue to thrive and brighten Oro Valley with the light of Judaism — beefed up security or not.” 

Chabad of Oro Valley also will be recruiting people for a security committee at the meeting. 

“The healthiest form of living is when there is a fusion of spirit and matter, body and soul — and the concept of keeping ourselves safe is no exception,” says Rabbi Boruch Zimmerman, who is coordinating the event.

Chabad of Oro Valley is located at 1171 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. For more information, email or call 477-8672.