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 media and livestreams.

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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 (2018).  Worship Without Worry, including a section on The Role of Ushers and Greeters (182 pages).

The author is a former police officer and was gracious enough to share her materials with me a couple of years ago.

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DHS Announces 2019 Preparedness Grants

DHS ANNOUNCES GRANT ALLOCATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019 PREPAREDNESS GRANTS. Learn more about the DHS’s preparedness grant programs at and

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.


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Non-Profit Helps With Security Matters

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.

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Engaging Faith Communities in Disasters

Some Tip Sheets on Engaging Faith Communities in Disasters by Peter B. Gudaitis and Brie Loskota

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Interfaith Collaboration for Security

For House of Worship Interfaith Collaboration Is the Future of Security.

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.

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Questioning “Fight”

Run, hide, fight’ has become a mantra for how to act during a mass shooting. Here’s what it really involves

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Non-Profit Security Grants

See this article on non-profit security grants.

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