Who We Are
The Community Security Service
Protecting Jewish Life and Jewish Way of Life Since 2007
The CSS was the first U.S. organization to introduce and implement a mindset long held by Jewish communities around the world: Protecting Jewish life and the Jewish way of life starts with Jews taking ownership of their own security.
Starting with a handful of congregants protecting a New York City synagogue in 2007, the CSS has grown to become a national network, with thousands of trained volunteers protecting hundreds of Jewish events, institutions, and synagogues across all denominations.
Our members – affiliated and unaffiliated – represent the rich diversity of the American Jewish community.
WE PROTECT JEWISH LIFE IN THE U.S.
Trained and Ready to Protect
CSS trained community members and active volunteer security teams have detected and responded to hundreds of incidents, stopped attempts at harming Jewish institutions and community members, and worked with law enforcement to address security concerns. All our programs are developed with the help of foremost security experts.
CSS ensures that the Jewish community can
Celebrate, Gather, and Worship Safely
CSS provides training to congregants and members of Jewish institutions, ranging from introductory 1-hour online courses to the building and coordinating of professionally trained volunteer security teams. We follow a proven methodology developed by leading security experts, which helps your community proactively identify and prevent antisemitic threats and incidents.
- Situational awareness
- Access control and perimeter security
- Law enforcement coordination
Become a Volunteer
Get Involved and Protect Your Community
CSS designed unique training programs for community members interested in becoming volunteers to safeguard their communities. There are multiple levels of training to choose from depending on your interest and abilities. They are open to all community members, both affiliated and unaffiliated.
- Gain security and safety skills
- Help to identify and prevent potential threats
- Protect the Jewish community
“The CSS has a tested model that enables Jewish community members to serve as the eyes and ears of their community and deter, prevent and mitigate attacks on their institutions. CSS is unique and invaluable, its training is best in class, and I am proud to volunteer my time helping them.”Mark J. Sullivan22nd Director of the U.S. Secret Service