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Webinars prepare the Jewish community for a safe holiday

With the High Holy Days approaching in a unique and challenging environment, between both the ongoing reality of threats facing the Jewish community and the impacts of COVID-19, the Secure Community Network, (SCN), the safety and security organization of he Jewish Federations of North America and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, is hosting a webinar series that will provide best-practices and guidance on cyber security, armed security in Jewish institutions, and outdoor event safety.  Developed with input from major synagogue and religious movements, the national network of Jewish Federation community security directors, as well as law enforcement experts, the webinars will address the new challenges presented by COVID-19 from a Jewish security perspective, as well as the continued violent threats the Jewish community faces every day.

For more information on the following webinars, contact Dena Weiss at dweiss@securecommunitynetwork.org:

Wednesday, August 26, “Firearms and the Faithful.” Law enforcement experts will discuss whether or not Jewish facilities are better protected with armed security. For groups interest in armed protection, the seminar will discuss who should provide it – volunteers, retired law enforcement, active law enforcement?

Wednesday, September 2, “Safety and Security Considerations for Outdoor Services and Gatherings.” A panel discussion on best practices for outdoor event safety for communities planning on outdoor observances.  

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