Chabad of Poway Shooting – How to Help

Giving opportunities and resources

We grieve and stand in solidarity with the victims and their families.

The Federation enacts its mission to strengthen our community and build resilience in many ways – through philanthropic support of community partner organizations and synagogues, collaboration with agencies like the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), convening community leadership, coordinating volunteer opportunities, and developing resources to strengthen the security of our Jewish organizations. In that spirit, the following are some ways that you can help.

Attend a Local Vigil or Gathering

Friday, May 3, 6:15 - 8:30 pm
Solidarity Shabbat
Chabad Palo Alto
3070 Louis Rd, Palo Alto
 

Friday, May 3, 7:00 pm
Candle Lighting and Memorial
Chabad Jewish Center of Petaluma
205 Keller Street, Suite 101, Petaluma

 

Friday, May 3, 7:30 pm
Shabbat Services - Stand with Poway
Chabad of Noe Valley
3771 Cesar Chavez, San Francisco

 

Saturday, May 4, 10:00 am
Shabbat Services - Stand with Poway
Chabad of Noe Valley
3771 Cesar Chavez, San Francisco

 

Sunday, May 5, 4:00 pm
A Community Gathering for Hope and Healing
Hamlin Garden at PJCC
800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City

 

Support Those Affected by the Shooting

Invest in Local Jewish Community Security in the Bay Area

Security of the Jewish community continues to be a priority for the Federation. Our goal is to create an atmosphere of preparedness that de-escalates fear and builds confidence to allow anyone to worship and engage comfortably in Jewish spaces. Rafael Brinner, our Director of Jewish Community Security, has visited 22 synagogues and religious communities Bay Area-wide, including Chabad organizations, conducting vulnerability assessments and consultations, and we are developing opportunities for synagogues and religious communities to receive trainings and obtain additional security equipment. To support local security initiatives, make a donation to the Federation and put “for Jewish community security” in the comments section.

To make a grant from your Federation donor-advised fund, log in to Federation's DAF portal and click on ‘recommend a grant’ to enter the name of the grantee(s) you would like to support.

 

Support Organizations Combating Hate/Promoting Compassion

With the significant rise of hate rhetoric and violence across the globe, many of us are looking for ways to promote a more civil and caring society. Our philanthropy team has compiled a helpful guide to organizations engaged in the work of stopping hate as well as ideas for how we can each become a positive, compassionate force for good in the world. View the Guide.

To make a grant from your Federation donor-advised fund, log in to Federation's DAF portal and click on ‘recommend a grant’ to enter the name of the grantee(s) you would like to support.

Build Your Organization’s Capacity with a Security Micro-Grant

The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund in partnership with the Jewish Federation and the Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay, has established the Community Fund for Synagogue Security Preparedness to allow for Security Micro-Grants to synagogues and religious communities (organizations that offer regularly scheduled Jewish prayer services) in San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, Sonoma counties, Alameda, Contra Costa, and Napa counties.

To learn more about this funding opportunity including eligibility and criteria, you can access the Security Micro-Grants RFP. Grant applications are open now and are due on June 4, 2019, at the close of business.

Receive Help for Trauma, Fear, Anxiety, or Other Difficulties

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Access Security Resources

We encourage all Jewish institutions to revisit and reassess security plans, measures, and procedures. Many resources are available to you from JFNA’s Secure Communities Network (SCN) and included on ADL's Community Security Website. You may also refer to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s guidance on how to respond to an active shooter with the DHS Active Shooter Pocket Card and ADL’s list of 18 Best Practices for Jewish Institutional Security.

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