The Teach Coalition has launched Project Protect, a massive initiative to direct security funding to Jewish communities across the U.S. A message from the Teach Coalition’s president, Maury Litwack, reads as follows:
Nearly two weeks since the atrocities in Israel began, we are unfortunately already experiencing a rise in antisemitic incidents and threats right here in our communities. Numerous yeshivas and Jewish day schools have been forced to close, parents have kept their children home, and Jewish institutions have had to pay out of pocket for increased security and private guards.
That is why we at Teach Coalition are announcing the launch of Project Protect: Accessing Funding. Securing Communities. Project Protect is a nationwide effort to secure and protect our Jewish communities and sites, including schools and synagogues, by advocating for government security funding and guiding Jewish institutions through the security grant application and implementation process, ensuring they get all the funding they are entitled to.
With security demands in our communities at a high, Project Protect has committed to advocating for $1 billion nationally in government security funding this year.
Now, more than ever, we cannot be silent or stand on the sidelines. We must act to protect our schools, synagogues, and future of Jewish life in America.
Founder, Teach Coalition
Director of Government Affairs, Teach Coalition