In the wake of the horrific shooting at Tree of Life synagogue in Pennsylvania, regional districts of the Department of Justice are offering "Active Shooter" trainings to help give congregations some tools to improve members' safety.
The half day seminar will be December 11 from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at the Kennedy Learning Center inside the Robert Matsui Federal Courthouse, 501 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.
The deadline for registration is this coming Monday, December 3.
You may bring up to three (3) people from your congregation. Register here.
Registration is not complete until you have received a confirmation email.
Please arrive at 9:00 a.m. to give you adequate time to process through security and be directed to the Kennedy Learning Center room.
Prepare as you would for taking an airplane flight. Bring photo ID, and remove pocket knives, nail files, etc. from pockets and purses. Since this is a secure facility, you will need to pass through a metal detector and show your ID.
While none of us ever wishes to be in a violent situation, we are living in perilous times with horrible events unfolding far too often. If we cannot be at ease in our places of worship, we need to take steps to assure our improved safety.
This event is being co-sponsored by numerous law enforcement agencies – local, state, and federal – and by the Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region, in conjunction with the Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento.
Please consider attending this important training. And then let us all practice peace, so that the training is never needed.