Homeland Security grants aimed at enhancing security for North Jersey synagogues in wake of firebombings

| July 1, 2012

Tucked away in a $67.4 million Homeland Security grant announced Friday for New Jersey is a $30,000 grant aimed at enhancing security for members of a Rutherford congregation whose rabbi’s home was fire bombed in January.

The grant to Congregation Beth El was one of 13 grants totaling $779,250 awarded to synagogues throughout northern New Jersey under a non-profit security program announced by Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-Paterson.

“They should be getting the money by the end of this year,” said Assad Akhter, Pascrell’s deputy chief of staff.

Several synagogues were vandalized in a series of attacks early this year with the most serious incident occurring on Jan. 11 when Rabbi Nossom Schuman and his family escaped injury after the firebombing.



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