Security in Our Community Trainings

CJP and our partners, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the Jewish Community Relations Council, and the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts, invite you to join us for a series of trainings and consultations to enhance and address critical security needs and vulnerabilities, and to obtain practical advice for your organization.

The attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh and the rise in racist, anti-Semitic, and extremist activity around the country — and here in our local community — underscore the importance of maintaining secure yet welcoming environments to worship, learn, convene, and work.

Who should attend?

Professionals and lay leaders who are responsible for or concerned about security at their Jewish organization are encouraged to attend.

Each meeting will include:

  • An overview from ADL of anti-Semitism in Massachusetts and incidents in our area
  • A review of basic security principles
  • Information on suspicious person/threatening behavior indicators
  • An introduction to malicious person/active shooter response (ALICE overview)
  • Briefings from local police departments on their partnerships
  • Time for questions and discussion


These free, two-hour sessions will take place across Greater Boston. Each will be led by Jeremy Yamin, CJP’s Associate Vice President, Director of Security & Operations (see bio below).

Meeting Locations and Times:

Wednesday, November 28 | 1:00–3:00 p.m. 
Temple Beth Am
300 Pleasant Street, Framingham

Wednesday, November 28 | 7:00–9:00 p.m.  
Temple Israel
145 Hartford Street, Natick

Thursday, November 29 |12:30–2:30 p.m. 
Temple Emanu-El
393 Atlantic Avenue, Marblehead

Friday, December 7 | 9:00–11:00 a.m. 
CJP Kraft Family Building
126 High Street, Boston, MA 02110-2700

Thursday, December 20 | 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Temple Israel, Sharon
125 Pond Street, Sharon, MA

Space is limited and registration is required.

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If you have any questions about the trainings, please email us.


 

Jeremy Yamin, Associate Vice President, Director of Security & Operations

Jeremy manages security at CJP’s Kraft Family Building in Boston’s Financial District and provides security assessments and management for more than 100 CJP-sponsored events per year. Jeremy also provides security guidance, training, assessments, and support to 14 Jewish day schools, two Jewish Community Centers, 37 Jewish pre-schools, more than 100 synagogues, and dozens of Jewish agencies. He manages the Jewish Emergency Management System (JEMS) that provides community-wide coordination and response in times of emergency.

From 1994-2016, Jeremy served as a Special Agent with the U.S. State Department, Diplomatic Security Service (DSS). His titles included Regional Security Officer; Diplomatic Attaché; and Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Boston Field Office. 

His duties were divided between conducting and supervising criminal investigations and protective operations in the U.S. and postings overseas. Overseas, Jeremy managed complex security programs to protect U.S. Ambassadors, diplomats, U.S. embassies, and other facilities. He was also responsible for providing security guidance to international schools, American businesses, and non-profit organizations. 

At his last post — in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania — he supervised 475 people including a detachment of U.S. Marines, Seabees, security engineers, local guards, police officers, and investigators. He also trained police in firearms and dignitary protection. 

In the U.S., Jeremy was in charge of DSS’ criminal investigation program for New England, supervised DSS Special Agents, and managed relations with local, state, and federal law enforcement partners and with the U.S. Attorney Massachusetts, Criminal Investigation Office.

Jeremy has served as a member of the ADL’s national Communal Security Advisory Board for several years. He is also the Co-Chair of the Physical Security Committee for the Jewish Federation of North America’s Security Community Network.


 

The Jewish Emergency Management System (JEMS) 

If you are a professional or lay leader responsible for security, sign up for JEMS. You'll receive critical information on security, including alerts, webinars, and future training opportunities. Visit the JEMS page for more information.