Communal Security

Around the world, attacks against Jewish communities and institutions are on the rise. From anti-Israel vitriol on American campuses to desecrated religious centers in Europe, Jews have become targets of extremism. The new threat levels have compelled the Jewish community to think differently about security.


The Secure Community Network (SCN), an initiative of JFNA and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, was established in 2004 as the first national nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to homeland security initiatives on behalf of the American Jewish community.


Recognized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a national model for information sharing and faith-based homeland security initiatives, SCN connects Jewish communities across the U.S. to local law enforcement and the highest levels of the federal government.



In times of calm, SCN’s security professionals help Jewish communities review their security infrastructure, protocols and preparedness and make recommendations for enhancements. And in the event of a crisis, SCN is on the ground, helping communities recover in the aftermath.  

Learn more on the SCN website