Youngstown Area Jewish Federation Launching Security Initiative

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Area Jewish Federation will launch an initiative to provide security for local synagogues and community partners for free.

The initiative is funded through a LiveSecure grant issued by Jewish Federations of North America, with matching funds raised by the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation.

“We’re grateful to JFNA for helping us to enhance our security and ensure the safety of our community in the greater Youngstown area,” said Andrew Lipkin, Youngstown Area Jewish Federation CEO.

LiveSecure is a $130 million campaign that was launched by Jewish Federations in 2021 with the goal of securing every Jewish community across North America and to save lives. Funds will go toward implementing a professionally led, comprehensive Communal Security Initiatives and training in 150 communities in the U.S. and Canada and enhancing them where they already exist.

“LiveSecure is the collective responsibility of every Jewish community,” said Eric Fingerhut, president and CEO of Jewish Federations of North America. “This campaign is a tremendous investment in our Jewish future because only when we can safely and freely participate in Jewish communal life can we build flourishing Jewish communities.”

The Youngstown Area Jewish Federation will work closely with the Jewish Federations of North America and the Secure Community Network, the organization Jewish Federations established to secure the American Jewish community in the aftermath of 9/11.

Pictured at top: The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown at 505 Gypsy Lane.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.