Montana Jewish Project to offer active-shooter training

The Montana Jewish Project is offering active-shooter training in February, saying it is being done with the goal of improving public safety in troubling times.

“If keeping your community safe and secure is one way you’d like to help repair our Montana world, we hope you’ll join MJP for two opportunities to learn, engage, work together, and take concrete action during this time when we must all must be more attuned to security issues,” Rebecca Stanfel, Montana Jewish Project (MJP) director and co-founder, wrote in a newsletter.

The Montana Jewish Project is based at Temple Emanu-El, 515 N. Ewing St., Helena.

THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record

Stanfel, in a telephone interview Thursday, said “This threat of violence is something every house of worship unfortunately has to deal with.”

Phil Niedringhaus, a regional director for the Secure Community Network (SCN), will be at MJP at 6:30 p.m. Feb 8. MJP leaders said he came to SCN after 30 years in the FBI and brings experience of protecting synagogues.

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