Evan Bernstein has a message for American Jews: The golden age is over. It’s time to protect ourselves. And that starts in college.
Bernstein is the new CEO of the Community Security Service, a New York-based organization that trains volunteers to protect their own synagogues. He believes that American Jews face the most urgent physical threat in generations and U.S. synagogues need to look more like their counterparts in Europe, almost all of which have physical security of some kind guarding the door.
Jews also must begin to think about security from a much younger age, he says.