BEFORE A COMMUNITY EMERGENCY: What you need to know and do
Jewish community organizations, including synagogues, social service agencies and schools, face not only the danger of natural and human-caused disasters facing non-Jewish entities, but also heightened risks from terrorists and others motivated to do harm specifically to Jewish targets. Detroit's organized Jewish community, led by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, has devoted considerable resources, time and effort to enhance security awareness at Jewish institutions and facilities, and to reduce their vulnerability to terrorism and other threats.
Central to this effort is Federation's Office of Community Security headed by its director Gary Sikorsky and overseen by Federation's Community Security Committee. Other key partners in this effort are the Michigan office of the ADL and, on the national level, the Secure Community Network (SCN) which is enabling Jewish communities throughout North America to adopt a culture of security awareness, preparedness and disaster recovery and resiliency.
Key online resources for Jewish communal professionals, organization lay leaders, and the people they serve include: