Most synagogues have established security protocols such as guards and video surveillance. Unfortunately, many of the guards have not been adequately trained for the terror threats facing our community, and the cameras are not monitored around the clock. Furthermore, most community buildings do not have emergency planning and procedures in place. None have trained volunteers who are familiar with the building’s attendees, conduct patrols, and can serve as vested intermediary in-house foot soldiers.
CSA was formed to develop a proactive, community-wide plan to secure all our Sephardic community buildings at the highest standards. This includes a system of training and supervising security personnel, and establishing protocols and procedures for avoiding security threats and for responding to them should they arise.