Launched in 2012 to combat the rising threat of terrorism, Federation’s Community Security Initiative (CSI) continues to serve a unique role in its protection of every Jewish school, synagogue, summer camp, and organization in Jewish Los Angeles. CSI functions as a single point of contact for critical incident coordination, information and intelligence sharing, safety and security training, and resources for Jewish institutions across L.A. and offers the individuals within these establishments the necessary instruction and awareness to arm themselves against potential threats. The initiative is a link to a network of Jewish communal organizations and provides unprecedented access to federal, state, and local emergency services. CSI stays vigilant during the day and awake throughout the night, keeping a watchful eye on the entire community — so we can all sleep safely and soundly.
Given the rising threat of domestic terrorism, every Jewish school, synagogue, summer camp, and organization is a potential target. Within all of these institutions are people & many of them children who we need to protect. Thanks to our Federation’s CSI, we can.
Since its inception, we have compiled a database linking hundreds of Jewish sites; visited over 300 synagogues, schools, and other institutions; and trained over 4,000 people in safety and security awareness. Being a part of this network helps ensure that if a threat arises for any one location, we are all prepared.
The following services help ensure that if a threat arises, we are all prepared: