Through the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta’s national partnership with Secure Community Network (SCN), the Federation Community-Wide Security Program works to enhance the safety and security of the Greater Atlanta Jewish community. Together, we are working to foster a culture of empowerment, collaboration, and vigilance, ensuring that all Jewish organizations operate safely and securely.

Neil Rabinovitz

Community Security Director
Nrabinovitz@jewishatlanta.org | 404-702-7715

Zach Williams

Deputy Community Security Director
Zwilliams@jewishatlanta.org | 404-590-5131

How We Can Help Secure Your Community

Report an Incident

If you see something, say something!  Use this form to report an incident or observations of suspicious activity.

Security Documents Library

Access our library of essential documents on community security and emergency protocols.

Active Shooter Incidents 2019 in the USA 2019
Addressing Cyber Safety & Security in the age of COVID-19
Community Guide
Bomb Threat Checklist
Firearms and the Faithful
How to spot a Phishing Scam
Recognize the signs
SCN Active Shooting Attacks DHS Overview
SCN Collateral Video Conference Best Practices
SCN Full Internet Header Recovery Instructions
SCN High Holy Days Security Planning Checklist.pdf
SCN Low Cost No Cost Guide May 2020.pdf
SCN Resumption of Operations Summary Guidance May 2020
SCN Social Media Awareness
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Training Classes And Assessments We Offer

Situational Awareness

This training will identify and explain the levels of situational awareness through lecture as well as scenario-based learning, give participants practical skillsets to enhance their situational awareness, allowing them to better protect themselves, their organizations and their facilities. This training enables individuals to enhance their own safety and security against various threats, from active threats to everyday crime.

Countering an Active Threat Program

Our goal will be to educate our Community on how to “Commit to Action” if  encountering any type of an active threat.  The participants will be exposed to national best practices that will provide tangible instructive material that can be utilized at work or in everyday life. The core objectives that will be presented include:

  • Know the definition of an Active Threat;
  • Know the difference between security and safety;
  • Have a better understanding of Active Threat incidents;
  • Be able to identify and explain the three modes of action during an active shooter incident: RUN, HIDE, FIGHT;
  • Understand how to prepare for an active threat event;
  • Know how to respond to law enforcement’s arrival;
  • Understand the importance of additional training

Stop the Bleed (STB)

In an emergency situation, a person who is bleeding can die of blood loss within five minutes; knowing how to control bleeding can save your life or the life of someone near you. This course – appropriate for all audiences – offers training in basic bleeding control techniques such as direct pressure, wound packing and tourniquet application. This course is a part of the national “Stop the Bleed” campaign, initiated by a federal interagency workgroup convened by the National Security Council Staff, The White House. The purpose of the effort is to build national resilience by better preparing the public to save live by raising awareness of basic actions to stop life threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies as well as both man-made and natural disasters.

Greeter/Usher Program Training

This program blends classroom presentation with practical exercises that provide the community volunteer with a baseline competency to function as a member of a greeter or usher team within the Jewish community. Participants will learn to define the roles of both greeters and ushers in a synagogue or special event setting. The training covers the duties and responsibilities of a greeter/usher, to include:

  • Pre-event planning and coordination with the synagogue, team logistics, and information sharing and communication with local law
  • How to identify suspicious and potentially hostile individuals, well as capture and document relevant information to assist law enforcement in preventing a
  • How to respond to disruptive individuals to mitigate potential harm to congregants, staff and
  • How to respond to active threats targeting the synagogue and congregants through timely response tactics and by activating emergency
  • Providing assistance to the facility in the event of an emergency, including triggering an immediate response by first responders.
  • Enhancing the security and safety of a facility, to enable congregants, staff, and visitors to feel safe during worship, celebrations, and other

Security Assessments

The Threat Vulnerability Risk Assessment (TVRA) process supports organizations in identifying and mitigating vulnerability to security threats, attacks, assaults, or loss of human life that might occur as a result of terrorism, domestic violence, crime, or any threat to the Jewish facilities within a community.  The TVRA recommends appropriate, practical and cost-effective security safeguards, enabling an organization to make informed decisions regarding safety and security issues.

Assessment Request Form

Non-Profit Security Grants Program

Learn how to apply for a grant that helps our day schools, synagogues and partner organizations assess their vulnerabilities and secure funding to protect and “harden” their facilities with physical assets such as electric gates, surveillance cameras, and more.

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