Please Be Aware
Remember to practice excellent situational awareness and vigilance during this High Holiday season. See something, say something, do something.
There have now been 49 synagogues in 13 states evacuated due to hoax bomb threats in the past two months. This past weekend, synagogues in Los Altos Hills, CA and St. Petersburg, FL were targeted. Please be cognizant of this as we approach the High Holidays. See Bomb Threat Guide to learn how to respond.
For awareness, online contact forms being used to sending threatening messages to Jewish organizations in at least four states. The threats contained similar language, including “Submit to Christ or be destroyed” and “I don’t need jews in synagogues anymore, not after that little practical joke.” The threats utilized the same IP Address. More information can be found at Secure Community Network →.
Security Matters in the News This Week
- Nearly 1 in 3 Jewish college students has witnessed or experienced antisemitism on campus, survey finds (jta.org→)
- Local Army chaplain serves up spirituality in Ft. Knox (jewishchronicle.com→)
- Armed guards deployed at all Jerusalem synagogues amid rising terror (jpost.com→)
- Security Network Preps for High Holidays (atlantajewishtimes.com→)
As we are back-to-school, please review your current contact lists in BluePoint. If changes are needed, please contact Erin Fagan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Security Resources and/or Training
Please schedule your training needs for the year as soon as possible.
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With a World-Renowned Krav Maga Expert This 4-part course will address these important topics: The mind of the active shooter predator vs. prey, situational awareness and survival mindset. Basic self-defense techniques. Weapons awareness and disarming techniques. Reality based training. This free training focuses on enhanced situational awareness, defensive tactics, and weapons awareness. If you cannot make this session, we will offer sessions monthly through March 2024.
Join us for the fourth quarterly Faith-Based Security and Resilience Training on Thursday, December 28, 2023. We will focus on developing your emergency action plan and will provide an overview of “swatting”. Mr. Scott Kerns, Community Security Director, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, will also provide a threat briefing.
Please contact Erin Fagan at email@example.com or 412-992-5252 to schedule this training.
Situational Awareness, Active Threat, and Usher/Greeter Training
If you or your organization have not yet had these training modules, please contact Erin Fagan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-992-5252. All can be made available in person or via Zoom.
If you need more Emergency Safety Procedures Flip Charts contact Erin Fagan at email@example.com or 412-992-5252.