Community Security Training

Jewish Federation of Victoria & Vancouver Island

The Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Island (JFVVI) is working with the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) to enhance security for our community.

A reported increase of anti-Semitic incidents across Canada in 2020 and 2021, and the January 2022 hostage taking of members of a Texas Temple, are clear indications of the need for more vigilance, awareness and knowledge to ensure we can protect our loved ones and our community.

The JFVVI invites you to join us for an introductory virtual workshop on Security and Community Safety. 

The training is being offered twice:

·      Tuesday February 22, 2022 at 10AM and

·      Tuesday March 1, 2022 at 2PM  

The training will last approximately ninety (90) minutes including time for questions and answers. This training will be facilitated by a representative of the Vancouver Jewish Federation who brings years of experience and hands on knowledge to their presentation. This is an introductory workshop open to all members of the Jewish Community residing on Vancouver Island and surrounding region.

It is the desire of the JFVVI that this training will result in a core group of individuals who will want to join us to establish a Jewish Community Security Watch Team. The Watch Team will consist of volunteers from all interested Jewish community groups within the JFVVI umbrella. The Watch Team will assist our member organizations and local law enforcement authorities by providing passive and active security monitoring of our community, facilities and special events. The Watch Team will help our member organizations arrange for security assessments of buildings and pre-planning for special events even when hosted in a third-party location.

Interested individuals will be required to register and provide confirmation of their affiliation to a JFVVI member organization. Once vetted they will receive an email link to their chosen day (attendees will only be able to select one of the two days currently being offered).

Please register:

Summary of Event Details

  • Dates offered:
    • Tuesday February 22, 2022 at 10AM or
    • Tuesday March 1, 2022 at 2PM
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Register: Security Training Signup

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