The day after the Boston Marathon bombing, President Obama called it an “act of terrorism.” What kind of terrorism, no one was ready to say — a caution that derives from years of wrongful speculation that on occasion has ruined innocent lives.
The head of the security network for U.S. Jewish organizations said the community is "standing vigilant" following bombings at the Boston Marathon.
A conference call on school safety organized by the security arm of two national Jewish umbrellas drew over 800 participants.
American law enforcement and homeland security agencies are distributing a primer prepared by the Jewish community that details Jewish life and violent incidents directed at Jews in the United States and abroad.
The Secure Community Network, an initiative funded by Jewish Federations of North America, has launched an online portal to train staff at Jewish institutions on security issues.