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Active Shooter Guide

Although not aimed at houses of worship, this free guide may be useful. See: Active Shooter Protocol for Facility Managers.

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Frank Talk Re 2020 Threats

From the NY Times:

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Security Framework Document

  Security Framework document (116 pp.) brought to my attention from the NYC Jewish Community Relations Council, but seemingly of interest to many. Update: As of 4:30pm today there is news of an attempted attack on a synagogue in Colorado.  … Continue reading

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Holiday Season Concern

From HSToday: Potential ISIS Retaliation, Holiday Season Put Houses of Worship on Guard

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Overcoming Extremism

New report on this topic: Overcoming Extremism in the Private and Public Sectors The Anti-Defamation League has released the final report from the Communities Overcoming Extremism (COE) Public and Private Sector Summits. The After Charlottesville Project Final Report is a … Continue reading

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Recent DHS Publication

See:  Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence.

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Increase in Attack Plots on Synagogues

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.    

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The New Terrorism Reality

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 … Continue reading

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Healthy Houses of Worship

Guidance from the EPA: Supporting Healthy Houses of Worship

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The Important Role of Ushers

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 … Continue reading

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