October 13, 2023

Dear Members and Friends,

We are of course aware of the heightened concern in our community in light of recent and ongoing events. There are currently no specific threats in Plano/Dallas or nationally, but we have been in constant contact with Bill Humphrey of the Jewish Federation security team, and with the Plano Police Department, ensuring we are up to date on any developments.

Here are some of the security precautions we currently have in place to provide extra protection;

  • We have hired a second armed security guard to beef up our Shabbat security.
  • To help act as a deterrent and to provide real time information, Plano Police has placed a mobile "Sky Watch Tower" with cameras that feed directly into police headquarters. 
  • From this morning through Saturday night, Plano Police have specifically assigned two officers to alternate between the different Synagogues in the City of Plano. These officers are not answering other calls for services, they are specifically assigned to patrol these locations.

We want to emphasize that our faith in Hashem’s protection is not compromised by these additional security precautions. Your safety remain our top priority and we appreciate your understanding during these difficult times.
May we all be blessed with a peaceful and secure Shabbat for our brothers and sisters in Israel, here in Plano and for Jews around the world,
Chabd of Plano/Collin County