State grant provides security boost to Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh

by Toby Tabachnick

November 26, 2014

Last week’s brutal massacre in the Jerusalem suburb of Har Nof, as well as a recent spate of school shootings across the United States, has left the leaders of many Jewish and secular institutions acutely aware of the imperative for sound security measures. 

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has recognized that need and is providing grants to help both public and nonpublic schools hire security personnel. 

Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh is one of three Jewish day schools in Pennsylvania to receive a $40,000 School Police Officer Grant from the Commonwealth for the 2014-2015 school year to hire a security officer. Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia, and the Silver Academy in Harrisburg will also be receiving the grants.

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