Security Update

From the Federation Security Team

Please Be Aware

Sunday, June 23rd Tree of Life, Inc. will be hosting a groundbreaking ceremony at Shady and Wilkins. Please be aware that there will be several road closures in that area from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. See full details →

On Wednesday, June 26th we are holding Countering Active Threat Training at Temple Emanuel on Bower Hill Road. The training is from 6:00-8:00 PM and will focus on Run, Hide, Fight, how to respond to Law Enforcement arrival and learning how to better prepare in an active threat situation. To attend this training, you must first RSVP to or to Gina Pollice at 412-670-1745.

With the uptick in graffiti and antisemitic incidents please consider joining the Jewish Federation’s Virtual Block Watch Program. The program is entirely voluntary and is designed to keep our community safe through collaboration. More information can be found on our Virtual Block Watch page.

Year to date 2024, the Jewish Federation has logged 154 incidents in our Virtual Command Center. This compares to 92 YTD 2023. We remain in a heightened threat environment and are working closely with law enforcement to monitor potential threat activity. Please continue to report any suspicious incidents to us using the Incident Report Form.

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

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

Guardian Training

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

Thank you to our Corporate Security Partner

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