PHOTOS: The Agudath Israel NJ office organized a security workshop for schools and shuls of Central New Jersey – held yesterday in Lakewood.
The workshop, hosted by the Lakewood Cheder, was provided by the NJ office of Homeland Security and the Lakewood Police Department.Members from the Lakewood, Deal, Highland Park, and Marlboro communities joined together for this informative and timely workshop.
The workshop focused on terrorism awareness and facility security measures, and offered many practical ideas that all schools and shuls can implement in order to strengthen their security
Mr. John Paige from Homeland Security noted that in New Jersey there are over 18,000 religious centers and the most vulnerable group is the Orthodox Jewish community. Mr. Harry Kleinkopf from Homeland Security mentioned that in light of the recent rise in anti-Semitic attacks and terrorism around the world it is imperative that we recognize potential threats and properly protect ourselves to the best of our ability.