Jewish Emergency Management System (JEMS)

The JEMS Mission

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.

The JEMS Collaboration

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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For more information

For more information about the Jewish Emergency Management System and its services, please email