Security Updates

From the Federation Security Team

Please Be Aware

We closely monitored the events of the Feb 25th “National Day of Hate” with Jewish security professionals and law enforcement, and did not receive any reports of threats, incidents, issues, or events. At this time, no known related incidents or activities materialized in the Pittsburgh area or across the country.

Local police have been made aware of Purim events and celebrations, and we have requested additional patrols at our Pittsburgh Jewish organizations.

The federal Non-Profit Security Grant Program (NSGP) is now open with a total of $305 million available this year. Please let us know if you need help with this. Find more information at pema.pa.gov → 

Join the Secure Community Network (SCN) and The Jewish Federations of North America for a discussion with Mark Silveira from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), on FY2023 NSGP updates and guidance. Register for this webinar online →

On March 14th from 1p-4p ET, the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) will hold an encore webinar on Mass Attacks in Public Spaces: 2016-2020. This study examines 173 mass attacks from 2016-2020 in public and semi-public spaces, including businesses, restaurants, bars, retail outlets, houses of worship, schools, open spaces and more. Register on govdelivery.com → 

Security Matters in the News This Week

BluePoint Status

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.

NEW: De-Escalation Training

Please contact Erin Fagan at efagan@jfedpgh.org 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 efagan@jfedpgh.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 efagan@jfedpgh.org or 412-992-5252.

Thank you to our Corporate Security Partner

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