The Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks joins Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey’s JFed Security, LLC Initiative Security Program to Support NJ & DE Federations

The Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks announced that it has partnered with the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey (JFSNJ) in the establishment of its newest entity, 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 will support security needs of Jewish institutions throughout Mercer and Bucks Counties, eleven counties in the state of New Jersey, as well as Delaware.

As a participating community, The Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks and local Jewish institutions will receive training, emergency operations planning (EOP), Completion of Threat and Vulnerability Risk Assessments (TVRA), the ability to use equipment and 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, and more.

JFed Security, LLC’s regionalization concept will partner with all NJ Federations and the Jewish Federation of Delaware, creating a contiguous network of partnered Federations under the direction of one community security program. The regionalized community security program will share costs based upon size and need. Each partner maintains their individualized identities and will operate jointly under the umbrella of JFed Security, LLC.

“JFed Security, LLC was created and chartered with the purpose of providing and enhancing a community-wide security initiative to ensure that Jews can live and practice their religion safely, especially given the unfortunate rise in antisemitic incidents,” said William “Bud” Monaghan, Executive Director, JFed Security, LLC and former Cherry Hill Police Department’s Chief of Police.

Establishment of JFed Security, LLC was made possible by the LiveSecure grant issued by the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), a $130 million campaign that was launched by JFNA in 2021 with the goal of securing every Jewish community across North America and to save lives. It is the largest initiative in history to secure Jewish communities across North America.