Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre Reportedly Led To String Of Attack Plots. The Anti-Defamation League said its nationwide count of anti-Semitic incidents remains near record levels.
From HStoday: Halle Shooting: The New Terrorism Reality,
The Yom Kippur shooting in Halle, like Christchurch, represents the confluence of three significant trends in terrorism: a rising far right, the targeting of places of worship, and the use of social media and livestreams.
Since it is the week of the Jewish New Year, it is worth reviewing this document here on this website: Tina Lewis Rowe (2009). Assessing the Safety and Security of Your Place of Worship (pages 1-59), including a section on The Role of Ushers and Greeters (pages 60-84).
The author is a former police officer and was gracious enough to share her materials with me a couple of years ago.
As part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) ongoing efforts to support state, local, tribal and territorial partners, Acting Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan today announced final allocations of $350 million for six Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 DHS competitive preparedness grant programs. These allocations together with the more than $1.3 billion in non-competitive grant funding announced by DHS in April, total more than $1.7 billion in FY 2019 granted to assist states, local areas, tribal and territorial governments, nonprofit agencies, and the private sector with their preparedness efforts.
From BizTech magazine, How Non-profit is Boosting Security for Houses of Worship. Note that this author is a fan of the newsletter provided by this organization.
Some Tip Sheets on Engaging Faith Communities in Disasters by Peter B. Gudaitis and Brie Loskota
When I was doing local research on this topic, I did see a few examples. One of the easiest to do is arrange for alternative space for worship if your building is damaged.
Run, hide, fight’ has become a mantra for how to act during a mass shooting. Here’s what it really involves