Jewish Institutions

After Orlando Shooting, An Expert Warns About Who’s Guarding Jewish Sites

06/14/2016 - 15:35

Washington — Jewish institutions must react to the flaws in the security industry exposed by the mass shooting in Orlando, the top Jewish community security official said.

Omar Mateen, who killed 49 and injured dozens at an Orlando gay nightclub, was employed by a prominent security firm. JTA

Helping Jews Fight Fair

02/07/2011 - 19:00

How are we to respond when Jewish cultural institutions are accused of hurting Israel’s cause by presenting exhibits, films or performances critical of particular aspects of the Jewish state’s policies?

These complaints have been heard of late from a small but vocal number of critics of the JCC in Manhattan and the Foundation for Jewish Culture, two institutions with a proud record of supporting Israel and Jewish artists, nurturing their work and helping to create and strengthen Jewish identity, culture and community.

Homeland Security in Chicago to beef up Jewish security

10/31/2010 - 20:00

SAN FRANCISCO (JTA) -- Agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are in Chicago to beef up security at Jewish institutions.

They arrived Sunday and are working through the Chicago Jewish federation, according to Paul Goldenberg, national director of the Secure Community Network (SCN), a security agency that is the product of the Jewish Federations of North America and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

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