Who We Are


CCL (Concerned Citizens League) Shul Members are congregants of Synagogues in the Chicago Metropolitan area who are concerned for the safety of our extended Synagogue family.

We were founded to help Synagogue Safety Team members obtain additional instruction and support.  Our goal is to educate and standardize advanced training. Our graduates are well versed in Stop The Bleed, CPR/AED, de-escalation, safety, security, and self-defense. 


Our members are a diverse group. Medics, educators, professionals, and businessmen. All concerned citizens. 


We provide increased safety and awareness, in compliance with local law, for our houses of worship.


We are a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization


What We Do

Threats and attacks against faith-based communities are increasing. Vicious assaults on sanctuaries and homes have become a part of a new reality. In light of these acts of terror, we can no longer sit on our hands. We must be willing. We must be informed. We must be prepared. 

We provide multi-level standardized training and education. Our top-tier instructors from law enforcement and medical fields, bring the highest quality instruction available - Life-saving techniques and necessary skills to help prevent a multi-casualty event.

CCL Shul Members has expanded their critical support capabilities with a whole host of low-cost, subsidized training classes, seminars, vetting programs, and consulting services that enhance the security and safety of the Jewish community.  This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Safety and security seminars

  • Stop The Bleed Certification

  • CPR & AED Certification

  • Tactical Emergency Casualty Care training

  • Self Defense / Security Law seminars

  • Developing & managing Shul security programs

  • Security greeter / Shul security training

  • Synagogue Safety Team member vetting

  • Synagogue Safety Officer vetting and Certification Program 

  • Professional security planning, training & consulting services 

  • DHS Non-Profit Security Grant Program support and consulting

  • Threat Intelligence working groups and seminars

  • Active Threat Firearms training & certification

  • Firearms simulator/decision-making training

  • Range Safety Officer/firearms safety training  

  • Men's Urban Survival Retreats