May 11th arrests reinforce need for heightened vigilance
Nonprofit Security Grant Program . The US Department of Homeland Security’s 2011 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) will be opening soon, allowing nonprofits to apply for up to $75,000 for target hardening measures such as security hardware and related training. The JCRC-NY will provide a free webinar training detailing the specifics of the grant and the application process. The webinar will be held on Monday, May 23rd, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm and is accessible from any internet capable computer. Please click http://bit.ly/JCRCNPSGWebinar to RSVP to receive login information. The JCRC-NY has hosted trainings annually and those following the JCRC-NY’s suggestions have had a high success rate. Get more information on the grants at the JCRC Security Grants website (http://www.jcrcny.org/securitygrants).
Ongoing threat. In the aftermath of the killing of Bin Laden we should remember:
- Anti-Semitism is a core component of militant-Jihadist ideology;
- Anti-Semitism is a common tool in the radicalization process;
- Jewish-affiliated targets may be preferable for less sophisticated terrorists; and
- Jewish institutions may not be priority targets, but may become secondary targets or targets of convenience.
Feel free to contact David Pollock at (firstname.lastname@example.org or 212. 983.4800, ext 132) or Dov Horwitz at (email@example.com or 212 983.4800, ext. 129) if you need more information.