OU, JCRC to Present Free Seminar on Emergency Planning, June 13

May 26, 2006


OU Headquarters, 11 Broadway
Tuesday, June 13, 2006, 9:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

“Current events have shown that Jewish institutions must be prepared for emergencies of all kind,” declared Rabbi Mayer Waxman, Director of the Orthodox Union Pepa and Rabbi Joseph Karasick Department of Synagogue Services. Consequently the OU, together with the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC), will present a Seminar on Emergency Planning: Disaster and Crisis Response Systems for Synagogues and Jewish Organizations, on Tuesday, June 13 at OU Headquarters, 11 Broadway.

The free seminar, with the goal of teaching the basics of hazard planning, is based on the manual, Emergency Planning: Disaster and Crisis Response Systems for Jewish Organizations, prepared by the United Jewish Communities of North America, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and the JCRC. CDs of the manual will be available at no charge.

The session is open to all those responsible for security of Jewish facilities, including executive directors, rabbis, directors of security, lay leaders and other key personnel.

Sessions include:
* 9:45-11:00 a.m. — All Hazard Planning: Identifying Hazards and Risk; Plotting Scenarios, Protection Strategies; and
* 11:15-12:30 p.m. – Response Teams; Keeping Your Building Welcoming and Secure; Bomb Threats; Hiring a Security Contractor.

The presenters will be David M. Pollock of the JCRC of New York, and principal author of the Emergency Planning manual; and Paul DeMatteis and John Friedlander of Global Security Risk Management, LLC.

To RSVP (which is required), or for more information contact Rabbi Daniel Rockoff at the OU at 212-613-8258, or rockoff@ou.org.