The Texas Synagogue Survivors Say Training Was Key. Here’s What You Need to Know

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Malik Faisal Akram died after taking four people in a Texas Synagogue hostage. All the hostages, thankfully, survived. It’s a horrible scenario that plays out far too often. While it’s unlikely that you will face a terrorist attack, you may be the target of workplace violence, from an angry employee or customer.

The people at Congregation Beth Israel, in Colleyville, Texas credit their survival to training. Lots of training. Rabbi Cytron-Walker said that he and his congregation took extensive security training. “We are alive today because of that education,” he told news outlets.

What this says to me is: There’s no such thing as being over-prepared–not for

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