Community Security

Synagogue Security Guard Grant Program  

The Synagogue Security Guard Grant (SSGG) program was launched in 2019 by the Milwaukee Jewish Federation to provide financial assistance to synagogues for enhancing security during the High Holidays, Shabbat, religious school, and special events. 

Synagogues located in Milwaukee, Kenosha, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, or Waukesha County are eligible to receive up to $5,000 in funding. Synagogues located in other Wisconsin counties (“statewide synagogues”) are eligible for up to $2,500. Synagogues eligible to utilize Nonprofit Security Grant Program funds will not qualify for SSGG. 

Synagogues must submit their application by Thursday, August 31, 2023, in order to use the funds for guards during the High Holidays. Applications will continue to be accepted through November 1, 2023. This will accommodate synagogues that cannot meet the August 31 deadline or already have funding set for the High Holidays. These synagogues will still be eligible for reimbursement for guard services during Shabbat, special events and/or religious school. Synagogues will receive approval of their application within ten days of submission. 

In addition to the SSGG program, MJF offers a variety of security services to all Jewish organizations in the state, at no cost. These services include security assessments, security training, and incident response services. 

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If you have any questions about this program or any of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s security programs, please contact Ari Friedman at 414-390-5740. 

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