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Synagogue Security

For more information on how to secure your synagogue with more concrete security enhancements, procedures, terrorist-risk insurance, and other mechanisms, please explore the resources below. 

Congregational Tools: Synagogue Security

Approaching Security in the 21st Century

URJ: Memo to Congregations on DHS funding of Synagogue Security

Our congregations will now have to decide whether or not, and how, to use any of the funding.

Rabbi David Saperstein Comments About Homeland Security Funding for Non-profits and Synagogues

American Jews and the Current Challenges of Church-State Separation. October 19, 2004

ADL: Keeping Your Jewish Institution Safe

This security awareness manual is designed to help you begin the process of thinking about security for your institution.

​Federal Security Funding and Policies


None Shall Make Them Afraid: Thinking About Congregational Security

During these challenging times, many congregational leaders are concerned about how to best help congregants feel safe and secure while participating in congregational worship, programs, activities, and events.

Sign Up for ADL's Security Updates

A quarterly newsletter providing valuable information on how to keep your congregation or Jewish institution safe.

ADL: Can Jewish Institutions be Secure and Welcoming at the Same Time?

It is a simple and unfortunate fact: Jewish institutions have a special need for security.

ADL: Security for the High Holy Days & other Special Events (PDF)

The High Holy Days and other special events raise special security concerns for the Jewish community.

ADL: Guidelines for Hiring a Security Contractor (PDF)

Depending on the nature and complexity of the institution, an assessment by security professionals might be required.