Hazak is the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism’s program for people 55 and older who are members of our affiliated congregations.

The name HAZAK is an acronym. The het stands for Hokhmah (wisdom), the zayan for Ziknah (maturity) and the kuph for Kadima (looking ahead). With that in mind, Hazak is designed to address the needs of seniors in full-service congregations where programming priorities often are targeted to the younger congregants.

Hazak also bring together people with years of experience in various forms of leadership and provides an outlet for implementing that experience and corporate memory into work for the synagogue and personal growth.

The Hazak chapter at Congregation Beth Sholom is very active. The group sponsors a bi-weekly “Tuesday Schmoozeday” program, each week featuring a different topic of interest. The group also participates in regular trips to museums and other points of interest in the general community.

Hazak selects its own executive board who are responsible for the affairs of the group.