Creating a balance between an open and welcoming environment while maintaining safety and security is a challenge faced by many Jewish institutions.
This session provides an overview of threats and a review of local security incidents. Participants are exposed to physical and procedural security concepts and learn about the key role individuals can play to improve — or degrade — security at their institution. This training also provides those who welcome people to Jewish institutions with strategies and tools to foster a welcoming atmosphere while maintaining security.
Topics include situational awareness and behavioral recognition, emergency response plans, and communication. Simple role-playing and Q&A is used to reinforce the training.
Who should attend?
Clergy, professionals, greeters/ushers, lay leaders, and anyone from your organization who interacts with the public or broader community. As a reminder, please feel free to forward this information to your local law enforcement partners, clergy, and staff from the broader religious community who would benefit from this training.