Magen Am is a non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of essential armed security teams within the Jewish community, comprised of licensed and trained community members whose purpose is to protect the lives of other Jews. Our mission is to train and empower the community to secure itself  from within.

About Magen Am

Magen Am USA inc (Hebrew for “Nation’s Shield”), is a licensed security organization whose mission statement is “To Train and Empower the community to Secure itself from within.” We are licensed through the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) as a Private Patrol Operator (PPO #120715).

Our training program covers sections on Security Theory including: psychology and physiology of combat stress, “Left of Bang”, body language, verbal judo, deescalation, types of violence, security screening and questioning, vulnerability assessments/target hardening. We also dedicate a large amount of time towards the Legal Use of Force including: force continuum, less-lethal, combative, firearms, etc. Our firearms training is conducted at the California Tactical Academy. Our course structure has been vetted by members of Law Enforcement and retired Military (Both US and Israeli intelligence and Special Forces). As we are regulated by the BSIS, we also require our volunteers to go through the State mandated training and acquire a Security Guard Licence and an Exposed Firearm Permit.

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Classes since June
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Recent Events

  • Algemeiner 6/7/20

    As Chaos Erupted During George Floyd Protests in Los Angeles, Local Jewish Security Group Mobilized to Protect Fearful Community” –

  • Jewish Journal 6/16/20

    As Historic Jewish Neighborhoods Were Looted, This Group Sprang into Action”

  • i24 France 6/8/20

    Magen Am Volunteers, With Military Training, Protect Los Angeles Synagogues From Unprecedented Violence”

  • United With Israel 6/10/20

    “Armed Jewish Group Takes Security into its Own Hands in Los Angeles”

  • Breitbart 6/10/20

    “Jewish Group Offers Firearms Training to Keep California Synagogues Secure”

  • 8/16/20

    The LA Jewish Community is Thanking Local Police and Increasing Community Safety”

Commander Davalos of LAPD addresses the graduating class.