MAGEN Chicago (formerly known as CCL Shul Members) keeps our community and Shuls safe through community education, law enforcement coordination, and personal preparation.

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Our goal is to educate and train community members to better react and respond to safety issues in their communities. We provide classes and training in Stop The Bleed, CPR/AED, Tactical Emergency Casualty Care, security, threat detection, de-escalation, self-defense, and martial arts, as well as knowledge of and compliance with local law. Our organization develops relationships and coordinates with local Police and Fire Departments, providing much-needed information and education to the entire Chicago Jewish Community. Magen Chicago Members are provided with updates on local activities and information regarding community safety, and our SSO and SSG programs train and prepare our Officers for Shul and school safety.

 

What We Do

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Threats and attacks against faith-based communities are greatly increasing. Anti-semitic assaults on Jewish places of worship, businesses, and homes have become a part of a new reality. In light of these acts of terror, we must be informed, trained, and educated to target and harden our communities.

Magen Chicago provides multi-level standardized training and education, security, and law enforcement coordination. Our top-tier instructors from law enforcement and medical fields bring the highest quality instruction available, and class participants receive life-saving education and training to help reduce the likelihood and severity of multi-casualty events. Our Shul Security Officer and Greeter training and contacts and liaisons with local Police and First Responders ensure further awareness and threat preparedness for our community.

 

Magen Chicago's services and programs include, but are not limited to:

 

Community Outreach

  • Stop The Bleed Certification

  • CPR & AED Certification

  • Shul and school medical kits

  • Candle Lighting PSAs

  • “When in Doubt, Call it Out” Campaign

  • Community Tip Line

  • Tactical Emergency Casualty Care training

  • Community Safety Seminars

  • Krav Maga Classes for men and women

  • StandStrong Krav Maga classes for schools

  • WhatsApp Alert Channel for public

  • Signal Shul Alert Channel to Safety personnel and Law Enforcement

 

Law Enforcement Coordination

 

  • Shul Alert Channel monitored by local Police Departments and Team Members

  • DHS Nonprofit Security Grant Program support and consulting

  • Threat Intelligence working groups and seminars

  • Active Threat Presentations and Drills with First Responders

  • Security CCTV shared with local Police Departments

 

Shul and School Safety Services 

 

  • Developing & managing Shul and school security programs

  • Safety Officer and Greeter vetting and certification Program

  • Ongoing training and education for SSO/SSGs

  • Professional security planning, training & consulting services 


 

Most of our education and programs are offered for free to our community. And with the community's financial help, we will only grow in our outreach and efforts. Magen Chicago is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible.