Community Security Initiative

The Community Security Initiative

In 2019, UJA and JCRC-NY created the “Community Security Initiative (CSI)”, a comprehensive program to protect and enhance the security for Jewish communities and institutions in New York State, covering areas all the way from Montauk to Albany.

The greater New York City metro area Jewish community is home to approximately 1.7 million Jews, the largest Jewish population outside Israel, and 2,500 Jewish institutions, including synagogues, schools, and camps.

The Community Security team’s mission is to enhance security in 7 primary ways:

  1. coordinating with local law enforcement to protect Jewish institutions;
  2. tracking threats to the community in the deep/dark web, via threat intelligence analysts;
  3. responding to Antisemitic incidents in our region
  4. enhancing the physical security of every Jewish institution in the region;
  5. providing synagogues, schools, JCC’s and camp staff active threat shooter and other training
  6. providing physical security assessments to enable applications for and federal and state grants; and
  7. supplying a real-time communications system that links the Jewish institutions in our region as part of an emergency communications system.

Join the CSI Emergency Communications Contact List

The Community Security Initiative, a joint program of UJA-Federation and JCRC-NY, distributes security alerts, timely security and cybersecurity information and security grant announcements. We do not share our lists.