Security smarts wanted for Texas synagogue job
Security smarts are now part of the job description for leading a local religious congregation.
Driving the news: Austin's Congregation Beth Israel, a home base of progressive Austin Jewry, is hiring a new executive director.
Among the listed responsibilities:
- "Work with our Safety and Security Committee to assess and implement protocols to keep staff, congregants, school, and community safe, including communicating with law enforcement when appropriate."
Flashback: The temple, on Shoal Creek Boulevard, was the site of an arson attack last October.
- Its sanctuary sustained about $300,000 in structural and smoke damage. The fire burned the synagogue's carved wooden doors and ruined the building's stained glass windows.
- The FBI charged an 18-year-old Texas National Guard member with the attack.
State of play: The synagogue is in initial interviews with candidates for the executive director position, a board member told Axios.
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