Dora Bas Rivka Silver O'H
Disaster Planning and Insurance Policy Coverage for Shuls and Schools
This past summer, Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun ("KJ") suffered a tragic fire in which the synagogue was destroyed. Luckily, KJ was well protected by a very effective insurance program which will help it rebuild. The April 2012 OU-sponsored meeting for School and Synagogue Executive Directors and Presidents was hosted by CKJ Executive Director, Lenny Silverman.
The presentation was made by Michael Brooks of Austin & Co (the insurance firm that advised KJ in arranging their coverage). Mr. Brooks briefed the participants on selecting the correct coverages, and specific exposures unique to synagogues and schools. He also discussed disaster planning and response strategies.
Download the PowerPoint presentation.
Download the Policy Definitions document.
Download the PHI Business Income Worksheet.
Download the ISO Business Income Worksheet.
Disclaimer: All matters discussed in this video and the associated documents are the opinion of Michael J. Brooks of Austin & Co. and do not reflect the opinion or policies of the Orthodox Union. This is being presented as a service to synagogues and schools. For further questions please consult your insurance advisor.