ADL Helps Jewish Institutions and Law Enforcement Prepare for High Holidays

  • August 27, 2014


The Mountain States Region of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) will host a security seminar on Wednesday, September 3 to help Jewish institutions prepare for the upcoming High Holiday season. ADL is partnering with the Denver Police Department, which will host the seminar in its new Crime Lab Auditorium.

The training will provide participants from across the Front Range with security tips to get ready for the High Holidays along with suggestions to increase security awareness and preparedness. A member of the Joint Terrorism Task force from the Denver Police Department will address local security concerns. The seminar is geared towards synagogue and Jewish institution directors, rabbis, board presidents, security personnel and lay leaders.

In addition to the security seminar, ADL sends letters to the heads of every police department, sheriff’s office and other law enforcement entities with Jewish institutions in their jurisdictions. This annual mailing in advance of the holidays provides information to law enforcement about when the Jewish High Holidays will take place and requests that law enforcement take extra measures to ensure the safety and security of Jewish individuals and places of worship. The mailing also includes a detailed list of every Jewish institution in each jurisdiction.

In advance of and throughout the High Holiday season, ADL experts will be visiting Jewish institutions throughout the region to conduct security seminars to equip staff, lay leaders and congregants with pertinent and valuable knowledge about steps that they can consider taking to further their personal and community’s safety. If you would like to find out more about ADL’s Jewish Institutional Security offerings or arrange a security seminar for your institution, please contact our office at 303-830-7177 or visit


And, check out these Security Recommendations for the High Holidays.