Secure Your Institution
Celebrate, Gather, and Worship Safely
CSS helps protect your institution by providing free security training and ongoing support to your staff, congregants and members. In an environment of increased antisemitic incidents and threats, our unique programs enable you to include committed and professionally trained volunteers in your security plan.
Empower your Members
Entry Point is our entry-level program to equip members of your community to help keep your institution safe through tailor-made situational awareness training.
A Unique Position
Train Your Ushers and Greeters
Ushers and greeters set the tone for welcoming and belonging. These volunteers should play a critical role in spotting suspicious behavior and securing places of worship.
They promote a sense of welcoming and belonging.
They should take special steps to spot suspicious behaviors.
Volunteer Security at Your Synagogue
The CSS provides professional-level security training to congregants, enabling them to serve as a volunteer security team at your synagogue.
Protect your Event
CSS ROAM volunteer teams provide free protection for events and ensure safe community gatherings.
Protect your institution
Surveillance and Perimeter Security Training
At CSS, we offer an inclusive opportunity for congregants in any Jewish synagogue or institution to learn more about proactive volunteer security.
Security awareness training for synagogues
Tailored training for congregants and community members
Words of Support
What Our Community Says
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.
22nd Director of the United States Secret Service
The CSS is an essential component of the security architecture for the Jewish community in the United States. Empowered community members, including highly trained and motivated volunteers add extra eyes and ears, provide situational awareness, and serve as a key additional security layer protecting our institutions and our people. They are “boots on the ground” and the Jewish Federation in New York highly values its close working relationship with CSS.
Executive Director of UJA-JCRC Community Security Initiative
Former Director of NYPD Intelligence Analysis
As I think back to some of the greatest success stories of our community, perhaps the highest, most vital, achievement on that list is the establishment of our CSS volunteer team. CSS has quite literally changed the landscape of our community and how we view security and public safety. They are “hands down” the most respected group of people in our shul of 400+ families. This is because of their seriousness, professionalism, self-sacrifice and living embodiment of “Kol Yisrael Areivim Zeh Ba’Zeh”. I am appreciate to have the CSS team protecting us, always.
I never imagined I could contribute to enhancing the security of our temple. My regular job has no connection to security at all. However, the growing incidents of antisemitism deeply worried me about our community's safety. Fortunately, the training I received from CSS equipped me with the skills to mobilize a group of dedicated community members. Together, we've managed to bolster our security during weekly services. This experience has been profoundly empowering, and it's heartening to see how our presence brings comfort and reassurance to other community members.
CSS has demonstrated a remarkable commitment to helping safeguard the entire community in a professional and responsible manner that also creates an open and comfortable environment. CSS’s volunteer-based model fills a critical gap in the security needs of the Jewish community and is essential in creating an effective and holistic security architecture.
CEO and EVP of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey
I have come to really appreciate our collaboration and partnership with CSS. It is vitally important for the LAPD, and all Law Enforcement agencies, to work hand in hand with our partners in the community.
Commanding Officer at LAPD, West LA Area
At our congregation, we are thrilled and proud to have our CSS team help provide the initial level of security for our community. To know that we have members of our own community, who have taken the time and made the effort to learn how to best protect our membership is a point of pride for our entire synagogue. With caring, sensitivity and dedication, our CSS members stand up for us at our most vulnerable points and ullustrate for all of us that strength and compassion can absolutely work together in one organization. Thank you to our CSS team!