Community Security a path to securing our Jewish communities in South Carolina
To better protect the 15,000 members of the Jewish community who worship and attend area synagogues, day schools, and other facilities in Charleston and Columbia, the Charleston Jewish Federation and the Columbia Jewish Federation have partnered with Secure Community Network (SCN) to manage security programs in our communities.
Whichever Jewish organizations our community members visit, they should be secure in the knowledge that best practices are in place for all potentialities: fire, medical emergency, weather, and worst-case scenarios, such as violent attacks. Our partnership aims to provide educational and support services, as well as create a network among institutions to ensure best practices when it comes to security at what SCN refers to as "Centers of Jewish Life."
The team consists of a Regional Security Advisor (RSA), supported by Charleston and Columbia Jewish Federation leadership, a vast network of talented employees, and the community-at-large. The Charleston Jewish Federation and Columbia Jewish Federation joint safety and security initiative brings more than 25 years of law enforcement and security expertise to meet the needs of the Jewish community.
SCN Situation Report: All Hostages Freed Safely at Colleyville, TX Synagogue
SCN has learned from law enforcement sources that the hostage situation at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, TX, has ended. According to law enforcement sources, the perpetrator has been neutralized and the remaining hostages have been released. No further information is available at this time. SCN is not aware of any information to suggest there is a broader threat to the Jewish community at this time as it relates to this incident. SCN will continue to monitor the situation and provide any updates as necessary.