Security Update

From the Federation Security Team

Please Be Aware

On March 7, FBI Portland (Oregon) arrested a local man on federal Hate Crime charges for defacing Temple Beth Israel in Eugene, Oregon. This is a reminder of the importance of reporting antisemitic graffiti, vandalism and property crimes. This case reinforces the importance of community collaboration as well as the priority need for target-hardening tools such as security cameras and access control systems at our Jewish locations.

Data provided by the Jewish Federation of North America (JFNA) shows that in just one year, antisemitic comments on TikTok rose 912%. New legislation, Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act, has been introduced to put pressure on platforms like TikTok.  If you would like to learn more, visit TikTok Bill Toolkit – Google Docs.

So far in 2024, the Jewish Federation has logged 45 incidents in our Virtual Command Center. We remain in a heightened threat environment and are working closely with law enforcement to monitor potential threat activity.

Security Matters in the News This Week

BluePoint Status

Please review your current contact lists in BluePoint. If changes are needed, please contact Erin Fagan at efagan@jfedpgh.org.

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

Passover Without Fear

Wednesday, April 17 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

Preparedness & Security Considerations In Today's World Join the Secure Community Network (SCN) and co-sponsors, The Jewish Federations of North America, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for a pre-Passover briefing on the threat environment and best practices to keep this Passover season as safe, secure, and welcoming as possible.

Guardian Training

Please contact Erin Fagan at efagan@jfedpgh.org or 412-992-5252 to schedule this training.

Situational Awareness, Active Threat, and De-Escalation Training

If you or your organization have not yet had these training modules, please contact Erin Fagan at efagan@jfedpgh.org or 412-992-5252. All can be made available in person or via Zoom.

Request Training for Your Organization →

If you need more Emergency Safety Procedures Flip Charts contact Erin Fagan at efagan@jfedpgh.org or 412-992-5252.

Thank you to our Corporate Security Partner

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