Year three of the Jewish Foundation’s security grants cycle begins January 15, 2022 (and deadline is August 13, 2022). This security grants initiative, for synagogues, day schools, JCC, and Camp Laurelwood (from the Arthur Eder Family Fund, in memory of Arthur & Yvette Eder) awarded $277,000 in 2021 to Congregation B’nai Jacob, Congregation BEKI, Congregation Or Shalom, Hebrew Congregation of Woodmont, the Israeli Jewish Center, Temple Emanuel, Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale, Chabad of the Shoreline, Chabad of Hamden, Congregation Mishkan Israel, Westville Synagogue, Temple Beth David, Temple Beth Sholom, Ezra Academy, Camp Laurelwood, Camp Gan Israel, Southern Connecticut Hebrew Academy, Temple Beth Tikvah, and the JCC.
Grants were made for armed guards, new alarm and monitoring systems, protective window film, gates, cameras, and much more. Most grants were part of larger security initiatives where the organization worked with local law enforcement and/or the Department of Homeland Security to assess what security upgrades were necessary.
Go to jewishnewhaven.org/grants for more information.