Combat Antisemitism Locally & Secure Our Community


Combat Antisemitism

Antisemitism is on the rise locally, across the United States and around the world.

We lead efforts to combat antisemitism in Greater Mercer and Bucks Counties and foster Jewish pride amongst Jews across our community.

This includes providing Jewish youth education and tools to fight antisemitism when encountered in schools or college campuses and openly celebrate pride in their Jewish heritage.

The Jewish Federation held an enlightening virtual speaker event featuring founder of - Archie Gottesman. Archie and JewBelong are bringing attention and initiating a dialogue on Jew hate and antisemitism with witty, modern and thought-provoking messaging across major US cities including NYC, San Francisco, and Miami.

The Jewish Federation proudly hosted a public rally in Hinds Plaza, Downtown Princeton to Stand Up Against hate and celebrate pride in our Jewish identity.

We build bridges with our non-Jewish neighbors to create strong bonds and work together to stomp out hate in our community.

The Jewish Federation supports resettlement of Afghan refugees in Mercer County.

The Jewish Federation sponsored a multi-day community-wide Sukkah Village event that brought together community religious leaders of all faiths to draw attention to important topics such as homelessness, poverty, affordable housing, and resettlement of the refugees.


Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)

JCRC was formed in 2019 and is our community’s greatest resource to combat hate, bias, anti-Israel sentiment, and discrimination in our communities, schools and universities, and workplaces.

JCRC task force develops and maintains relationships with our community leaders such as school superintendents, police chiefs, and mayors so they have a connection and liaison to the Jewish community at all times.

Antisemitic acts have been consistently on the rise. It is our communal responsibility to be alert and report any misconduct. If you and someone you know has or is experiencing any form of bias, hate, verbal or physical violence, or if you witnessed hate-biased crimes like vandalism - please contact us. We will investigate and work closely with local law enforcement, leaders, schools, and universities to make sure every Jew feels safe in our community.

Helpful Resources:

Anti-Defamation League (
Simon Wiesenthal Center (
Shine a Light on Antisemitism (


Secure our Community:

The Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks, in partnership with the Southern New Jersey Federations and the Jewish Federation of Delaware, established JFed Security, LLC, a regional, community-wide security initiative designed to ensure the safety of local Jewish communities where all Jews can live and practice their religion safely.

JFed Security, LLC provides timely, credible threat and incident information to both law enforcement and community partners, serves as the community’s formal liaison with federal law enforcement, and coordinates closely with federal, state and local law enforcement partners.

Learn more about the JFed Security LLC HERE.

JFed Security, LLC supports security needs of all Jewish institutions throughout Mercer and Bucks Counties by providing training, oversight, and communication with other security forces in the region.

Specifically, JFed Security, LLC provides:

  • Training, including security-related drills
  • Emergency operations planning (EOP) including what to do in the event of a security threat
  • Monthly evacuation, fire and lockdown drills to reinforce training
  • Completion of Threat and Vulnerability Risk Assessments (TVRA)
  • Assistance with applying for local, state, and/or federal security grants
  • Relationship-building and connections between local partners and local law enforcement
  • Access to equipment that is purchased on a regional level and deployed based upon the needs of the community. Examples include portable weapon detection systems and portable vehicle barricades
  • Ability to assign guards from the security force at local synagogues and agencies
  • Access to all intelligence bulletins and products distributed by the intel analyst assigned to the security force

Training programs include:

  • Situational Awareness
  • Response to Active Threats
  • Evacuation Drills
  • Active Shooter Drills
  • Stop the Bleed (in process of development)
  • CPR, AED, and First Aid
  • De-escalation and Use of Force training for security employees
  • Access to all SCN online training(s).

The Federation remains resolute in its commitment to the safety and security of our Jewish community, locally and globally. We must continue to combat and condemn antisemitism, speak out against all forms of hatred in America, and stay vigilant and alert.

If you see something, please say something without delay. In an emergency, call 911. When safe or in a non-emergency situation, please report the incident HERE.

Learn more about the Incident Report Form HERE.

The SCN is the official homeland security and safety organization of the Jewish community in North America, working on behalf of The Jewish Federations of North America and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.


Secure Community Network (

Coordinating several community-wide programs on emergency plans and active-shooter training for local agencies, synagogues, and Jewish institutions with experts from SCN and state and local law enforcement.

The Federation received timely and credible information on the hostage situation in Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas and consulted with our local Jewish partners and agencies providing resources and support.