ROCStrong: Keeping Rochester Safe

“I’m alive today because I had that kind of training”   

- Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue 

ROCStrong is the security initiative committed to providing safety, security, and training that keeps the Rochester Jewish Community safe. 


Securing Jewish Rochester

ROCStrong Campaign

A 3-year initiative to protect our community

Security Resource Library

Tools for staying safe in person and online

Regional Security Director

Mark Henderson

Mark is a community security expert who regularly participates in national communications and information-sharing networks (SCN, FBI, state, and local police). Mark previously served as Chief of Police for the town of Brighton. In his role, Mark provides ongoing training, and assesses and addresses the security challenges of all 25 of our local Jewish institutions. He also monitors social media and other electronic communications for any potential threats and takes appropriate action.


Community Security Campaign

Howard Crane, Co-Chair
Michael Gordon, Co-Chair


Jewish Community Security Resources

Use these tools to learn about ongoing threats and how we are working together to combat them. 

Security Community Network (SCN)
2020 FBI Hate Crimes Statistics
ADL's Tracker of Antisemitic Incidents


Contact Us


Mark Henderson

Regional Security Director



Eric Brandt

Director, ROCStrong Campaign


Email us to learn about our next training or to request a security assessment for your next event.

Ways to Give

Every day, we work to provide compassionate, strategic, and comprehensive support, no matter the situation. There is no organization better positioned to do this than the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester.