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Thu, Sep 07


Bernard Horwich JCC

High Holidays Shul Security "Tune Up" Seminar

General safety review of items the Safety Teams need to know to help keep their Synagogue safe. The recent swatting events will also be discussed.

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High Holidays Shul Security "Tune Up" Seminar
High Holidays Shul Security "Tune Up" Seminar

Time & Location

Sep 07, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Bernard Horwich JCC, 3003 W Touhy Ave, Chicago, IL 60645, USA


About the Event

  • Tracking of recent swatting incidents across the US by Trent Spoolstra, Associate Regional Director ADL Midwest
  • Review of important considerations for securing one's Shul by Officers Michael Specht and Roger Heath CPD 024th District Place Of Worship Safety Advisory Team (POWSAT).
  • Debrief on swatting incidences across the US and locally by Commander Daniel O'Brien Skokie Police.
  • Behind the scenes with the Jewish Federation as it boosts its High Holiday security by Daniel Godsel, Director of Security, and Chuck Battaglia, Deputy Director of Security Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Chicago.
  • Stop The Bleed and CPR review by Officer Brian Bardsley Jr, Medical Team Leader, Chicago CPD SWAT.


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