CSS Security Training

CSS Security Training

​Dear Temple Har Zion member,

Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our congregation. This includes the cherished time we all share together at shul, as well as our individual and collective safety as we go about our daily lives. As part of a larger safety programming initiative we are undertaking this year, we will present a variety of security training opportunities.

To accommodate the various roles within our Shul community — staff, volunteers, regular attendees, visitors, etc. —  security trainings may include virtual classroom, in-person seminar, and hands-on training. As we are all critical participants in our collective safety, please help us take a first step in strengthening the most important link in our safety: You.

Our first security training is being offered by CSS Entry Point. This training session has been arranged in collaboration with the leadership of our synagogue. This is a one hour, stand alone virtual training program about the basics of security and how to volunteer to help protect your community. No background in security is expected, or required.

Topics covered will include:

  • Identifying security threats
  • Recognizing suspicious activity
  • The importance of volunteer security
  •  Reducing and responding to threats to your synagogue
  • How to volunteer to protect your community

Please register below.

Thank you!

Mike Weinstein,
​​​​​​​Board President


This virtual session will be live and interactive. The session is held via Zoom on Thursday, May 16th at 7:00 PM CT.

Click here to register for the session

When registering, please use the following information, (exactly as written):

Temple Har Zion (River Forest, IL)


Your registration will be confirmed through an email from Zoom with the link and details of the session. This email will contain your personal login credentials. Please make sure to save the email. If you don’t receive the email within two (2) business days of registering, please contact CSS at:


and include “Temple Har Zion (River Forest, IL)” in your email. If you are registering after 1:00 PM CT the day of the session, please contact your synagogue point person listed below.

The Har Zion point person is Board President Mike Weinstein. If the session is about to start and you cannot find the link, please reach out to Mike at security@wsthz.org.


May 16 2024


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM