Neil Rabinowitz, Federation’s Community Security Director, recently spoke with the Atlanta Jewish Times about how synagogues are preparing for the increased traffic of the High Holidays. Neil’s position not only covers the safety and security of Federation, but for all of Atlanta’s Jewish organizations.
He and Deputy Security Director Bryan Underwood have conducted security assessments at Atlanta’s synagogues, and they have words of comfort for those who might be worried about safety during upcoming services. “Specific to Atlanta, there’s no elevated threat level other than what we’re seeing nationwide,” Neil says.
Still, antisemitic attacks are on the rise nationally, and while there are no specific Atlanta threats to be wary of, community members should stay alert. Neil stresses the importance of situational awareness and encourages people to notify the authorities if they notice anything suspicious.
Federation is offering free online security training to anyone who wishes to attend. Countering Active Threat Training is tonight, September at 7 PM. Click here to register.
Federation’s Community-Wide Security Program is funded by the Partners Fund. The money granted to them is used to protect Jewish Day schools, camps, synagogues, and more. When you give to Federation’s Community Campaign, you’re ensuring that every member of Jewish ATL can live a life free from fear.
To read the full interview with the AJT, click here.