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Jewish Federation of Ocean County Joins JFed Security, LLC Initiative
Security Program to Support NJ & DE Federations
The Jewish Federation of Ocean County announced it has partnered with the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey (JFSNJ) to provide expanded security coverage and resources to its local partners in Ocean County. Through JFSNJ’s establishment of JFed Security, LLC, this community security initiative is designed to ensure the safety of affiliated organizations in Ocean County, as well as additional counties in the state of New Jersey and the entire state of Delaware.
As a participating community, Federation partners receive:
• Emergency operations planning (EOP)
• Completion of Threat and Vulnerability Risk Assessments (TVRA)
• The ability to assign guards from the security force at local synagogues and agencies
• Access to all intelligence bulletins and products distributed by the intel analyst assigned to the security force.
New Jersey currently has four Jewish Federations that have established community security programs. Regionalization will partner Federations in North, Central and Southern New Jersey with the one Federation in Delaware creating a contiguous network of partnered Federations under the direction of one community security program. This regionalized approach offers both economies of scale and expertise.
“JFed Security, LLC was created and chartered with the purpose of providing and enhancing a community-wide security initiative to ensure that Jews can live and practice their religion safely, especially given the unfortunate rise in antisemitic incidents,” said William “Bud” Monaghan, Executive Director, JFed Security, LLC and former Cherry Hill Police Department’s Chief of Police.
“Many in our community are concerned about security, and the Jewish Federation is pleased that we can help address the needs of our community and partners by sponsoring this initiative in Ocean County,” said Keith Krivitzky, Managing Director of the Jewish Federation.
Synagogues of all denominations in South Jersey are utilizing services of JFed Security, LLC and share similar positive sentiments. Rabbi Stephen Gold of Beth Am Shalom in Lakewood shared, “As a rabbi and citizen who is increasingly alarmed by the ever-increasing gun violence coupled with the rise in hate crimes directed toward our people, I welcome and am grateful for this initiative. May we work for a time when, as a nation, we come to our senses regarding guns in our society so that 'we can sit under our grapevine or fig tree / With no one to make us afraid.' (Micah
JFed Security, LLC was made possible through a grant from LiveSecure, a national effort of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) to expand security preparedness and coverage through Jewish Federations across the country. $130 million was raised in 2021, to be awarded over 3 years, with the goal of securing every Jewish community across North America and to save lives. It is the largest initiative in history to secure
Jewish communities across North Ame-