Please Be Aware
The attack on Israel by Hamas has created a heightened threat tempo for our domestic Jewish organizations. It is very possible that we will be in this heightened threat tempo for an extended time. We have been in constant communication with law enforcement and are actively monitoring for threats directed at our Pittsburgh community. To date, there are no known threats focused on our community. If that changes, we will immediately notify our organizations through our established communication protocols. We have worked with our organizations to reinforce and increase security protocols. There is an increased police presence and/or armed guard presence at many of our locations. This being done in an abundance of caution, and not in response to threats.
We have seen rallies in support of Isarel as well as Palestinians. We are asking our community to prepare for the potential of counter-protestors at the Israeli rallies. We have seen some of that already. Please do not engage, from both a public safety and emotional safety perspective. Confrontations at these events rarely yield productive outcomes and draw attention to the protest.
Continue to be vigilant; report suspicious behavior to 911 and then the Jewish Federation via the Incident Report Form.
Security Matters in the News This Week
- Israel prepares for ground offensive in Hamas-ruled Gaza as death tolls on both sides surpass 1,200 (cbsnews.com→)
- New Jersey officials urge vigilance at public gatherings as Israel-Hamas War intensifies (news12.com→)
- ‘Day of Jihad’ call prompts greater vigilance by FBI, Jewish groups (washingtontimes.com→)
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Security Resources and/or Training
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