As the war in Israel continues, and antisemitism is on the rise, some of you have asked questions about website security. We want to assure you that websites managed by the URJ reside with a fully-managed server hosting company (Pantheon) that keeps up-to-date with the most current security protocols and patches available. More information.
In addition to knowing your websites' hosting environment is secure, here is some other information to consider:
- It is a good idea to keep an eye on your social media accounts and delete or block any antisemitic comments, including comments made on older posts. You may also find this guide helpful for responding to antisemitic or anti-Israel posts online.
- This is an opportune time to review protocols for keeping your Zoom meetings safe and secure. Public posting of Zoom meeting links is known to compromise meeting security. To discourage unwanted guests from joining your Zoom meeting it is strongly recommended that you do not publicly post meeting links on social media platforms and other public sites. To ensure platform safety, privacy, and security, take these steps to reduce the risk of a Zoom meeting interruption and make your meeting private.
- We also want to remind you about the URJ's ongoing partnership with the ADL for responding to acts of antisemitism and hate. Access the ADL-URJ toolkit including a user guide, reporting form, and webinar.
- Take steps to ensure the safety of your community by following these tips from Secure Community Network (SCN), the official safety and security organization of the Jewish community in North America, and the URJ.
Joel Emerman (he/him)
Senior Website Manager
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