An effective security program requires ongoing partnership, communication, and commitment. Member institutions will
work closely with CSA to ensure the safety of their facilities and the members they serve.

As of early 2016, CSA has established partnerships in Brooklyn’s Sephardic Community with several synagogues, schools and other community buildings.

There are two institutional membership levels:

Enhanced Membership Participation:

  • The Member Institution shall be required to hire armed security guards from the provider of their choice. CSA will provide vetting, tactical and strategical training, and supervision of the institution’s hired armed guards.
  • The Member Institution shall work with CSA to recruit volunteers from its organization to serve on a security team. CSA shall train and supervise these committed volunteers.
  • Member Institutions shall work alongside CSA to implement the physical improvements to their building as recommended by CSA in its Risk Analysis. CSA will help the institution seek government funding to pay for the work.
  • Member Institutions shall adapt emergency measures provided by CSA such as evacuation plans and lock down procedures. CSA will conduct practice drills, and provide training, placards, and manuals of the operational emergency planning.
  • Member Institutions are encouraged to seek guidance and advice from a security professional retained and provided by CSA.
  • The Member Institution shall be integral to and part of the communication system for emergency notification.

Limited Membership Participation:

  • The Member Institution will work with CSA to recruit volunteers from its organization to serve on a security team.
    CSA shall train and supervise these committed volunteers.
  • The Member Institution will be part of the communication system for emergency notification.

Note: The Member Institutions will not have to pay any costs to CSA.
CSA will solicit funds independently to pay for its provided services.