Some 30 Jewish community leaders from Russia and Ukraine recently attended a security seminar in Israel. The Feb. 20-March 1 seminar, sponsored by the Ohr Avner Foundation, was organized by the Federation of Jewish Communities of the Former Soviet Union in response to a recent spate of attacks against Jews and Jewish property in the region. It was aimed at helping Jewish institutions in Russia and Ukraine upgrade their security preparedness. Participants attended classes in Israeli self-defense techniques, witnessed a training session for Israeli security agents, set up virtual security systems for communal objects and took part in mock exercises, all conducted by the Dani Chai security agency.
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