Active Threat Response Training

As part of the ongoing work of our Security Committee, Congregation Sha'are Shalom, in consultation with the Jewish Federation and Secure Community Network (SCN), has arranged for active threat response training for our community.


We are pleased to invite you to attend either of two identical training sessions, Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE), at CSS on Thursday, February 27, from 7:00pm - 9:00pm and on Sunday, March 1, from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Robert Graves, Director of SCN’s Regional Security Program, will join us to provide the training, as will law enforcement officials who are local to our community.


SCN’s law enforcement, homeland security and military experts – working with the community – have adapted the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT), the FBI’s standard for active shooter response training, for Jewish institutions. The training will provide our community with an easy to retain and recall model: Avoid/Deny/Defend, or ADD. By using ADD, we can buy the minutes necessary to live – saving lives and mitigating injuries in the process.


Please choose the training date that works best for you and register below. We are looking to have high participation so that CSS is well prepared in the event of any active threat. Please plan for yourself to attend, or at least one adult member of your family. Please use your best discretion on whether this is suitable for your children.


Questions? Contact our Security Committee