In Response to Heightened Concern, ADL Provides Updated Security Manual to Jewish Institutions
New York, N.Y., February 26, 2003 … Given the heightened concern over security, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has created an all-new comprehensive handbook focusing specifically on security for the Jewish community. Keeping Your Jewish Institution Safe contains detailed considerations to help security planners at institutions large and small and of all types and budget levels.said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. "This handbook reflects our philosophy that security is not to be done randomly, reactively and out of fear, but regularly, rationally and with careful deliberation."
"Rather than allowing anxiety and fear control how we live our lives, this manual contains some of the tools that will help us be a part of our own security solutions,"
Some of the key considerations addressed in Keeping Your Jewish Institution Safe include:
- Creating a sound security plan in a Jewish communal institution while taking management and technological issues into consideration
- How institutions can form better relationships with local law enforcement
- While no guide can provide you with a "one-size-fits-all" security plan, an outline of basic considerations that all security planners must take into account is included
"We are heeding Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge's call not to be afraid, but rather, to be ready," added Mr. Foxman.
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.