Dear Beth El members, 

The security training class that Beth El hosted on July 26 was very well attended, with 45 participants showing up, including people from other synagogues in our area and a pastor from a Sudbury church. The participants were highly engaged and provided positive feedback at the end of the evening.

You have another opportunity to take part in safety education and awareness at Beth El on September 8th, when a representative from the CJP Communal Security Initiative staff will discuss the important balance between the welcoming and inquisitive roles for greeters and ushers. Martin Brauer attended the same program at Temple Emanuel, Newton, in June, and shares his first-hand experience with our community:
“I found the session to be focused and very specific to its purpose, so good use of my time. The knowledgeable trainer gave background on the need for this role, and plenty of practical assistance, with helpful role play and discussion of de-escalation language and strategies. I would recommend this training to anyone, as the strategies can apply to many situations: not only to volunteering as a Beth El mitzvah.”
The Beth El Safety and Security Task Force warmly encourages you to register and attend the September 8th training. The in-person training will be hosted at Beth El, with a special invitation to faith groups in Sudbury and surrounding communities. 

What: CJP CSI Key Security Concepts & Usher/Greeter Training 
Where: In person at Congregation Beth El, Sudbury  
When: Thursday, September 8 at 6:00-7:30pm 

Please register as soon as possible, space is limited.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact members of the Safety & Security Task Force (emails linked to names at bottom of this email).