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For Jewish Institutions in the Metro Washington Area*

General Awareness Other Local Resources High Holiday Guidance
Washington Metro Area Hazards, Risk, Vulnerability First Aid/Medical Websites
  Jewish Specific Awareness & Guidance Sources  

 General Awareness

  • First 24 Hours - useful emergency introduction
  • American RedCross - good basic preparedness info, and suggestions for personal "go kit"
  • - readiness resources provided by FEMA, for organizations and individual

Washington Metro Area

Other Local Resources

  • Citizens Corp - a national program with a chapter in D.C. and local counties
  • Community Emergency Response Team- another national program with chapters in local counties

    NOTE: Both programs train citizens to augment local response officials in case of a major crisis/disaster. It would be a good idea to have your members take the free training and be of service to your organization, if need be.

Hazards, Risk, Vulnerability

Jewish Specific Awareness and Guidance Sources

High Holiday Guidance

  • Anti-Defamation League (ADL) - Direct link to their 10 page handbook on security preparations for the High Holidays. cellent guidance on security matters.

First Aid/Medical Websites

* NOTE: This is an initial selection of documents and sites to provide help to those responsible for the safety and security of Jewish Institutions.

The volunteer webmaster of this site is Claire B. Rubin, who is a researcher and consultant in emergency management and homeland Security ( Ms Rubin is a member of Temple Micah, where she chairs the Safety and Security Committee.

Please send any comments or suggestions to her at