Posts Tagged ‘security’

Point/Counterpoint – Pro: Let’s Arm Ourselves

On Oct. 27, 2018, at 9:54 a.m. in Squirrel Hill, Pa., our world changed. The place of our fellowship, our second home, where we share our faith and heart, was violated; and I swear I felt the Earth shift beneath my feet. While such an occurrence has happened in Europe and Israel, on our soil,…

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Point/Counterpoint – Con: No Guns in Shul

I was shaken by the Pittsburgh massacre, as we all were; nothing like it had occurred in an American synagogue in most of our lifetimes. If we were complacent before Pittsburgh, in its aftermath we are not. Before we had even processed our sorrow, synagogue security, always a concern, became a top agenda item at…

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Guest Column: Are We Giving Our Children a Religion of Fear?

Aaron Starr Recently, synagogue sanctuaries around the community and across the country were full as a response to the horrible tragedy that occurred in Pittsburgh. It was the right response to the shooting that injured us all. It was an appropriate reaction to the murders of our brothers and sisters, to the shattering of Tree…

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Jewish Detroit To Get New Security Devices

Federation works with Israeli startup headed by native Detroiter to enhance community security. By Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit is working with Gabriel, a Tel Aviv-based startup company, to develop and install security devices in a number of buildings throughout the community. Founded in 2016, Gabriel has created an easy-to-use…

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Commentary: What Pittsburgh Tells Us About the Jewish Future

When 11 Jews are gunned down in synagogue on Shabbat by a white nationalist, it’s hard to not believe that something fundamental has changed for American Jews. What made it even more disorienting for me was that while evil reigned in Pittsburgh I was in Moscow for a conference on anti-Semitism. Normally, at such conferences…

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Keeping the Tent Open

Detroit Jews need to balance security concerns with an open and welcoming culture. Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Jewish America may have changed on Saturday, Oct. 27, when 11 worshippers were gunned down at a Pittsburgh synagogue, but the perspective of the Security Department of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit is the same as it…

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Special Response Team Training At Shir Shalom’s The Corners

Police emphasize security after Pittsburgh shootings. Keri Guten Cohen JN Story Development Editor Those who drove past The Corners on Walnut Lake Road, west of Orchard Lake Road, in West Bloomfield Wednesday morning might have been surprised to see police vehicles outside. The Corners houses Temple Shir Shalom’s preschool and some nonprofit organizations. After the…

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Detroit Country Day School Is Building A Vivid Future

Sponsored by Detroit Country Day School How Detroit Country Day School is reinventing the education experience for 21st-century learners through renovated spaces and student-first mentality Schools all over the world struggle to keep up with the rapid evolution of technology, and the changing environment that social media and digital advances have created for students. At…

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Guest Column: Rosh Hashanah Greetings

The High Holidays are my favorite time of year because they are a time of coming together as a community. In fact, many Jewish laws and traditions focus upon not being alone and upon coming together. In prayer, birth, marriage, even after death as our body awaits burial, Jewish life compels us to be in the…

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Weekly Torah Portion – The Blessings In Life

Parshat KiTavo: Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8; Isaiah 60-1-22. A friend of mine recently moved to Flatbush. He’s doing comedy in the city, but Manhattan apartment prices have pushed him deep into Brooklyn, so now he’s surrounded by yeshivahs and delis rather than upscale boutiques and … well, I guess still delis. He grew up in a secular…

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