Introduction to Judaism
for Law Enforcement Officers
and Security Professionals

This 38-page resource, published in June 2022 and updated in December 2023, was developed to provide law enforcement officers and security professionals with foundational information to aid in better understanding the dynamic and diverse nature of the Jewish community in the United States. This document spans subjects such as the historic nature of threats and attacks against the Jewish community; Jewish organizations, denominations, and facilities; and different facets of Jewish ritual and culture. For law enforcement and security professionals, understanding these components of Judaism is fundamental to creating a more secure environment so that everyone may live, work, play, and pray in safety.