The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is committed to providing essential resources during the international crisis caused by the COVID-19 Coronavirus. We are coordinating with all Jewish-affiliated organizations, schools, synagogues and agencies in the region to assess and address emerging needs. For resources and to donate to our emergency fund, please click below.

Options for Consideration

Convene your Security Committee; appoint a High Holiday Security manager; discuss current plans, procedures and proposed security plan.

Conduct a security survey of your facility and neighboring area.

Request a meeting between the Security Committee and local law enforcement; review and discuss the High Holiday schedule; request support from law enforcement, including increased patrols and presence.

Determine your security program for the High Holidays, making appropriate changes to the policies already in place, any maintenance/repairs needed, and/or facility enhancements.

Implement access control measures.

Review emergency response procedures to include lockdowns and evacuations.

Encourage clergy to make a safety and situational awareness announcement at the beginning of services, including pointing out such things as emergency exits.