Training

We offer a range of free safety, security, and medical training opportunities for disparate audiences such as congregants, clergy, board leadership, staff, teachers, and volunteers. We welcome participation from members of all faith communities to join scheduled training.  See a description of trainings below.
 
If you are interested in hosting a training at your institution, please contact us.

Register for these upcoming trainings

Usher/Greeter Training

This session provides an overview of threats and a review of local security incidents. Participants are exposed to physical and procedural security concepts and learn about the key role individuals can play to improve — or degrade — security at their institution. 

Monday, September 11 | 4:00–5:30 p.m. | Temple Beth Sholom, Framingham

Tuesday, September 12 | 6:00–7:30 p.m. | Temple Israel, Sharon

Countering Active Threat Training

Countering Active Threat Training (CATT) offers a comprehensive training program to counter an active threat event, developed specifically for faith-based institutions and houses of worship.

Thursday, October 12 | 6:00–8:30 p.m. | Walnut Street Minyan, Newton

Countering Active Threat Training (CATT)

This in-person training offers a comprehensive program focused on countering active threat events.

Tuesday, May 21 | 7:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m. | Waltham, MA

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Usher/Greeter Training (1.5 hours)

Creating a balance between an open and welcoming environment while maintaining safety and security is a challenge faced by many Jewish institutions.

This training provides an overview of threats and a review of local security incidents. Participants are exposed to physical and procedural security concepts and learn about the key role individuals can play to improve — or degrade — security at their institution. This training also provides those who welcome people to Jewish institutions with strategies and tools to foster a welcoming atmosphere while maintaining security.

Topics include situational awareness and behavioral recognition, emergency response plans, and communication. Simple role-playing and Q&A is used to reinforce the training.

Countering Active Threat Response Training (2 hours)

Countering Active Threat Training (CATT) offers a comprehensive training program to counter an active threat event, developed specifically for faith-based institutions and houses of worship.

Objectives:
  • Differentiate between security and safety
  • Develop a better understanding of active threat incidents
  • Identify and explain modes of action during an active threat incident, such as Run, Hide, Fight
  • Learn how to prepare for an active threat event
  • Know how to respond to law enforcement's arrival
  • Recognize the importance of additional training such as Stop the Bleed
  • Be able to commit to action during an active threat event

This session includes a PowerPoint presentation, videos, and three 15-minute drills that reinforce central concepts.

We strongly recommend that participants attend one of the Key Security Concepts Training webinar sessions prior to attending Active Threat Response Training.

De-escalation: Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB) Training (3 hours)

In this introductory session, participants will learn basic strategies to identify aggressive behaviors and avoid physical harm.

This session provides an in-depth curriculum on how to identify, prevent, and manage aggressive behavior through various de-escalation techniques. Upon successful completion, participants are able to identify the stages of conflict, when an assault is imminent, and what to do in a threatening situation.

Session outline:

  • What is Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB)?
  • Statistics in society, healthcare facilities, law enforcement
  • Strategies for preventing and diffusing aggressive behavior
  • Methods and communication
  • Stages of conflict and management
  • Evaluation and discussion
Medical Training (CPR/AED and First Aid) (4 hours)

We are pleased to provide CPR/AED and first- aid training at no cost to Jewish organizations in the CJP Catchment Area. We also occasionally offer community CPR/AED and first-aid training at locations in the Greater Boston Area.

CPR/AED and first-aid training meet one time for four hours. Training class sizes may be limited based on instructor availability.

Stop the Bleed Medical Training (1.5 hours)

This course will teach you how to save a life. Severe bleeding can cause death in three to five minutes. This interactive presentation will provide you with the knowledge and skills to locate, identify, and control significant blood loss in an adult or child. The skills portion gives each person hands-on training with the tools to accomplish hemostasis or stop the bleeding.

This course, in addition to CPR and first aid, allows you to be better prepared for critical life situations.