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Keeping our community safe and secure—the people and the institutions—is of the utmost importance to all of us. The Jewish Federation pursues communal security in ways that not only protect all of us but engage us in the effort to be trained and prepared.

The safety of the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community is one of our Jewish Federation’s top priorities. We pursue this through security awareness, information sharing, training, and partnerships with local law enforcement and with SCN, a national organization charged with keeping Jewish communities and their institutions safe.

Creating Safer Communities

Increased threat levels in Jewish communities around the world have compelled all of us to think differently about security. The Secure Community Network (SCN) was established in 2004 as the first national nonprofit organization dedicated to homeland security initiatives on behalf of the American Jewish community.

Connecting to a Strong National Network

Recognized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a national model for information sharing and faith-based homeland security initiatives, SCN connects Jewish communities across the U.S. to local law enforcement and the highest levels of the federal government. In Philadelphia, our strong relationship with local law enforcement is a key element in our effort to protect our community.

In times of calm, SCN’s security professionals help us review our security infrastructure, protocols and preparedness and make recommendations for enhancements. And in the event of a crisis anywhere in the country, SCN is on the ground, helping communities recover in the aftermath.

Find Out More

The Jewish Federation sends out alerts and messages to community members when necessary. If you have any questions about communal security, please contact Steve Rosenberg at srosenberg@jewishphilly.org.