CJP JEMS Safety and Security Training

CJP JEMS offers a variety of free safety, security, and medical training opportunities free of charge to Jewish organizations in the CJP catchment area of Eastern Massachusetts. We promote community-wide training designed for staff, lay leaders, boards, and congregants. Interfaith partners are welcome to attend scheduled training.

Below you will find descriptions of the seminars and training opportunities we offer most frequently, as well as upcoming dates and registration information for upcoming programs. For questions, or if you would like to inquire about hosting a regional training for 25 or more people, please contact us at JEMS@CJP.org.


Course Descriptions

Introduction to Security Concepts (90 minutes)

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 gain a basic understanding of the role individuals play in fostering security and key building blocks such as the interplay between physical and procedural security. This training provides an introduction to identifying, assessing, and reacting to signs of suspicious behavior. It also includes an overview of active assailants. Recognizing that each institution is unique, time is allotted for Q&A. Minimum of 25 registered participants.

 

Greeter, Usher, Receptionist, and Volunteer Training (90 minutes)

This training 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. Minimum of 25 registered participants. 

 

A.L.I.C.E Training (Three hours)

A.L.I.C.E. (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) Training classes provide preparation and a plan for individuals and organizations to handle the threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter event. CJP JEMS can work with your local police department to deliver tailored ALICE-based training for your staff and community. The session includes both lecture and hands-on activities and drills. Minimum of 20 registered participants.

 

De-escalation Training (Three hours)

De-escalation is an interpersonal process of engaging with someone who is upset or agitated and helping them to calm down.  Our training covers the following elements:
  • Typical reactions to conflict or aggression
  • The ABCD Model:
       Assess (what is going on, threat level)
       Build rapport (connecting, nonverbal behavior, setting)
       Communicate (what questions to ask and how to ask them, goals)
       Debrief (with protagonist, peers, supervisors)
  • Combining physiological, emotional, and cognitive techniques in de-escalation

NOTE: Participants in this training must have completed active assailant training such as A.L.I.C.E., CRASE, or Run, Hide, Fight prior to enrolling in this session. This training is not applicable in all situations. Minimum of 25 registered participants.

 

Medical Training (Eight hours over two days)

CJP JEMS offers American Red Cross First Aid, Stop the Bleed tourniquet training, and CPR/AED training as a coordinated series. Each eight-hour course of instruction is divided into two, four-hour sessions scheduled on different days. Sessions are typically scheduled on two Wednesday mornings or afternoons, or two Sunday mornings or afternoons. Maximum of 10 registered participants.

Learn about upcoming sessions or contact us for more information

UPCOMING TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Nov

17

Medical Training (First Aid/CPR/AED) - Session 1

Temple Beth David 7 Clapboardtree Street
Westwood, MA

Nov

19

Intro to Security Concepts plus Greeter/Usher/Receptionist Training

Temple Chayai Shalom 239 Depot St
South Easton, MA 02375

Nov

21

Intro to Security Concepts and Greeter/Usher/Receptionist Training

Congregation B’nai Shalom 117 East Main St
Westborough, MA

Nov

24

Medical Training (First Aid/CPR/AED) - Session 2

Temple Beth David 7 Clapboardtree Street
Westwood, MA

Dec

05

Intro to Security Concepts plus Greeter/Usher/Receptionist Training

Temple Sinai of Sharon 25 Canton Street
Sharon, MA

Dec

17

Intro to Security Concepts plus Greeter/Usher/Receptionist Training

Temple Emanu-El 393 Atlantic Avenue
Marblehead, MA

Dec

19

Active Assailant Response Training

Temple Emanu-El 393 Atlantic Avenue
Marblehead, MA

Dec

22

Medical Training (First Aid/CPR/AED) - Blended Learning Module

Temple Aliyah 1664 Central Ave
Needham, MA

Jan

14

Stop the Bleed Training

Temple Israel 477 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA

Jan

15