Our Federation serves as a convener and advocate to coordinate and strengthen security efforts across our local Jewish agencies, schools and synagogues. We maintain strong relationships with law enforcement authorities in Hartford and West Hartford. Recent efforts include:

  • Convening a Leadership Security Summit in November 2018 with experts from ADL, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the West Hartford Police Department and the Mandell Jewish Community Center.
  • Managing security funding requests from local Jewish agencies and synagogues and securing security grants on their behalf from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford. Through Annual Campaign support and grantwriting, Federation has assisted local agencies and synagogues with security concerns since 1999.
  • Keeping historic Jewish cemeteries safe with additional police patrols and regular visits by Federation staff.

Contributions to Federation's Annual Campaign also help to support the Secure Community Network (SCN), which is exclusively dedicated to the safety and security of Jewish institutions and communities across the country. SCN immediately deploys assets to assist with crisis response and security upgrades when hate crimes occur.

To learn more about Federation's community security work, contact Laura Zimmerman.