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Important Safety and Security Updates and Trainings

Upcoming Training Opportunities for the Community

We are scheduling two training opportunities for our community to help you be a part of our communal security and safety preparations. Both sessions are free to our members and require advance registration. Dates, times, and registration links will be available soon.

Usher/Greeter Training
Hosted by CJP Communal Security

This training provides tools and strategies to create a balance between an open and welcoming environment while maintaining safety and security — a challenge faced by many Jewish institutions. Topics include a review of local security incidents, physical and procedural security concepts, and the key role individuals can play to improve — or degrade — security at their institution.

Stop the Bleed

Learn techniques to treat life-threatening bleeding, including applying a tourniquet and the use of direct pressure. Whether you have a couple of seconds, a few minutes, or an hour this training will give you what you need to save lives in a trauma situation.

Safety and Security Update

On Sunday December 17th, Temple Israel was a part of a widespread bomb threat. Based on our extensive training and preparation our staff coordinated a quick measured response and coordinated with local law enforcement. Fortunately, the Boston Police and our private security firm determined that this was indeed a hoax by reviewing security film, conducting an internal check of the premises, and BPD’s specific assessment after a visit to the Temple. As you know, our commitment to safety and security is paramount.

We thank our Safety and Security Committee and our partners for their continued support and planning.

With antisemitism on the rise, this is the unfortunate reality we are living in — there are those who wish to frighten us and attempt to disrupt the life of the Jewish community. While we approach this reality and security with eyes wide open, we refuse to allow hatred to keep us from our beautiful and strong community and traditions. With the lights of our Chanukah menorah still burning in our hearts we recommit ourselves to proudly and joyfully teaching and imparting our Judaism to our children. May this winter break bring each of you rest and joy — We look forward to seeing you in the new year!

Dan Deutsch and Rabbi Suzie Jacobson