Security Update

From the Federation Security Team

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 →.

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BluePoint Status

As we are back-to-school, please review your current contact lists in BluePoint. If changes are needed, please contact Erin Fagan at

Our BluePoint training video and refresher video are available on YouTube. These are useful for new staff or as a reminder for existing staff.

Security Resources and/or Training

Please schedule your training needs for the year as soon as possible.

There are no upcoming events.

De-Escalation Training

Please contact Erin Fagan at 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 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 or 412-992-5252.

Thank you to our Corporate Security Partner

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