In response to the rapidly escalating conflict between Hamas and Israeli forces, JEMS has been in close contact with law enforcement and SCN (Secure Community Network, the national non-profit homeland security initiative of the Jewish Federations of North America) to stay abreast of the latest developments relating to any potential security issues.
At this time, we are not aware of any immediate or specific threats to Jewish institutions in the Greater Boston area. However, there exists a general consensus and concern that the current situation could contribute to a heightened risk and threat environment for Jewish facilities. We strongly recommend that Jewish institutions operate with increased vigilance and review emergency plans and facility security measures.
Click here to read SCN’s security reminder including specific recommendations.
The mission of the Greater Boston Jewish Emergency Management System (JEMS) is to provide community-wide coordination and response in times of emergency through a robust communications system.Resources for All Institutions
JEMS was established in 2006 to help keep our Jewish community secure and to prepare for and respond to emergencies. JEMS was developed in partnership with Jewish organizations throughout Greater Boston, including: Combined Jewish Philanthropies, the Anti-Defamation League of New England, the Jewish Community Relations Council, The Synagogue Council, Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly, Jewish Family & Children’s Service, American Jewish Committee and Hebrew College. We work closely with local and federal law enforcement and protection agencies to ensure that our Jewish organizations receive accurate, timely information in order to prevent or respond to a potential crisis.
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