Dear Fellow Congregants,
We would like to announce exciting security news. The WJC Security Committee, Officers, Trustees, and Clergy have officially endorsed the formation of a Community Security Service (CSS) Team!
Our goal is to create an unarmed, neighborhood watch-type group in the coming months to enhance the security of our congregation, particularly during Shabbat and Holiday Services. To establish a team, we need a core of congregant volunteers. You do not need any previous experience or special skills to join. We can create a role for any congregant over the age of 18. Experienced CSS members from other Jewish institutions will provide training and WJC will provide all of the key equipment needed (e.g., two-way radios).
Founded in 2007, the non-profit CSS proactively protects people, institutions, and events of the American Jewish Community. In partnership with Jewish organizations, governmental authorities, and the police, CSS safeguards communities by training volunteers in security techniques to provide physical security and awareness. To date, CSS has a trained membership of more than 4,000 volunteers across the United States representing the rich diversity of the American Jewish community. Some other synagogues in Westchester already have CSS teams in place.
If you are interested in a unique, new way of being involved in our community, helping WJC be both welcoming and secure, please attend an information session scheduled for Wednesday, April 3 at 7:45pm. If you cannot attend but would like to participate, please reach out to Rob Weisz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to seeing you there,
Mark Berger and Rob Weisz