Jewish Community Security Town Hall meeting, forwarded from United Jewish Federation of Utah

Hi all,

Thanks to all of you have joined our various programs throughout the year – and even thanks to all of you who aren’t able to join us, but read our emails and allow us to continue to send you information. I am grateful to each of you for the way you support the Federation and our work in building and advocating for a strong and vibrant Jewish community in Utah.

Before I wish you a happy holiday, I want to share important information about our upcoming Community Security Towne Hall scheduled for the evening of December 6th at the JCC. We’ll be using this event to formally introduce Dave McKean, our new community security advisor, to our community as well as to receive security updates and presentations from the Summit County Sherriff, Salt Lake Police Department, Secure Community Network, FBI and the United States Attorney’s office. (please see graphic attached for individuals attending). We’re very fortunate to have such strong support from our law enforcement community. In addition, following the 6:30pm program, Dave will be leading an Active Threat Training at 7:30pm for those who want to join. Please note the details below and again the graphic attached for the individuals attending . I’d very much enjoy seeing you there.

Wishing you and your loved ones a happy, healthy and peaceful thanksgiving holiday.

Jewish Community Security Town Hall

Wednesday, December 6th @ 6:30 PM Town Hall

followed by “Active Threat” Training @ 7:30 PM

I.J. & Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center

Join us as we introduce Dave McKean, our new Jewish Community Security Advisor, and hear from our law enforcement partners who will share updates from the field as well as information on what they’re doing to keep our community safe. We are honored to have leaders from the Summit County Sherriff, Salt Lake Police Department, Secure Community Network, FBI and the United States Attorney’s office join us in conversation.

Following the presentation, for those who are interested, Dave McKean will lead an Active Threat training which will help prepare us for an emergency situation where an active threat materializes.

You are welcome to join for one or both parts of our program.

Refreshments will be served.

Please rsvp through this link:

Alex Shapiro

Executive Director

United Jewish Federation of Utah

801-581-0102 /

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