6 2024

The Power of Hello: Practical Skills and Considerations Encore

8:30PM - 10:00PM  


Contact Michael Shanbrom

Used effectively, the right words can be a powerful tool. Synagogue clergy, staff, members, and volunteers can contribute greatly to enhancing security by understanding how to identify behavioral indicators and taking precautionary actions to safely mitigate the impacts of a potential attack. Simply saying "hello" can prompt a casual conversation with a person, providing an opportunity to observe and establish a connection. Initiating a “hello” enables individuals to observe and evaluate suspicious behaviors, empowering them to lower risk and obtain help when necessary.