In a chilling incident, a yeshiva in Toronto managed to keep two potentially dangerous people from entering the Jewish school thanks to good security procedures.
Over the last months, we have worked to enhance our security infrastructure and procedures. While we believe that our well-being is ultimately in the hands of the Ribbono Shel Olam [“Master of the Universe” – EoZ], we must still do our part to address the threats that we face in these troubled times.
This morning there was a “security incident” at the Yeshiva. During Shacharis [morning prayers], two unidentified men – clearly of foreign background – tried to enter the building representing themselves as Rogers repairmen. All the doors were locked in accordance with our procedures. They were forced to come to the front door and use the intercom/bell to gain entry. Rabbi Joshua responded to the call and asked for identification – also in accordance with our procedures. The two men were unable to produce I.D. and were sent away. We were able to confirm with Rogers that no servicemen were sent to the area and that there were no service outages in the general area of the Yeshiva.