Jason Friedman, JD
Executive Director, Community Security Service
Jason Friedman was the first volunteer at Community Security Service (CSS), the grassroots security initiative that began in 2007. Since its founding, the CSS has grown from 10 volunteers to over 4,000 trained members of the Jewish community. Jason and his team train and support Jewish volunteers who provide physical security for communities across the country. In the last decade, CSS volunteers have worked closely with police to make Jewish communal events and institutions more difficult targets. Before becoming the head of CSS in 2016, Jason practiced law for the City of New York and was a leader in the City’s Hurricane Sandy rebuilding effort. Jason is an Officer in the United States Navy Reserves. In ten years of Navy service, Jason has never stepped foot on a ship and has focused exclusively on combating terrorism and counterinsurgency missions. In this capacity, he has served at the Joint Terrorism Task Force, the Office of Naval Intelligence, and in Afghanistan with Special Operations Forces.