Tag: JCC

State of Israel – Pre-Passover Travel Warnings

| February 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

Pre-Passover Travel Warnings – Office of the Prime Minister – State of Israel 14/02/2010 As an annual public service, the National Security Council Counter-Terrorism Bureau calls the Israeli public's attention to its updated travel warnings and recommendations ahead of the upcoming Passover holiday (29.3-5.4.10). In light of Iranian and Hezbollah threats, the NSCCTB would like […]

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Law Enforcement Officials Offer Reward in Hate-crime Incidents at Synagogues

| February 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

For Immediate Release February 1, 2010 FBI Sacramento Contact: Special Agent Steve Dupre (916) 977-2245 Law Enforcement Officials and Community Leaders Offer Reward The greater Sacramento area has experienced a recent uptick in hate crime incidents, and two in particular have authorities and community leaders asking for the public’s help in solving the crimes. The […]

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Jewish Agency: Anti-Semitism highest since World War II

| January 24, 2010 | 1 Comment

Anti-Semitism has reached a global peak since the end of Israel's Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip last winter, and levels of Jew-hatred have not been so high since the Second World War, according to the Jewish Agency's annual report on anti-Semitism issued on Sunday. The report was presented by Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli […]

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Protecting Diaspora synagogues with Jewish technology

| January 5, 2010 | 1 Comment

It was never easy being a Jew. But with security concerns on the rise in many Jewish communities across the globe, local rabbis are struggling to protect themselves and their congregations from potential attacks while at the same time adhering to Jewish law. Electronic monitors, security cameras, intercoms and automatic door locks become major obstacles […]

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Jewish groups concerned at dramatic rise in attacks

| November 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

JEWISH groups have reported an ''unprecedented'' rise in racial violence and vilification in the past year. The annual meeting of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry in Sydney today will hear that there have been 962 reports of anti-Jewish violence, vandalism, harassment and intimidation against Australian Jewish organisations in the past 12 months. ''That is […]

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JCC Cleans Up Hate-Filled Graffiti

| November 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

CORAL SPRINGS (CBS4) ―  With paint brushes, rollers and tarps in hand workers at a Jewish community center in Coral Springs spent Tuesday morning painting over messages of hate that were spray painted on the walls of the center's playground. The anti-Semitic messages were discovered Monday at the Soref Jewish Community Center, located at 5601 […]

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Vandals strike California synagogue, Florida JCC

| November 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

(JTA) — Anti-Semitic messages and symbols were painted on a Sacramento-area synagogue. Police are trying to determine whether Tuesday's attack on Congregation Beth Shalom was a hate crime, the Sacramento Bee reported. The vandalism included a swastika, the phrase "Kristallnacht still lives" and the SS lightning bolts symbol. Also, bushes lining the outside of the […]

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Juveniles accused in Jewish center vandalism

| November 6, 2009 | 1 Comment

HYANNIS – Three juveniles have been arrested for allegedly breaking into and vandalizing the Chabad Jewish Center on West Main Street Wednesday, the police said. Barnstable police Patrolman Wayne Ellis found two suspects behind an apartment building by the Chabad center shortly after Betty Gladstein, a member of the congregation, discovered the ransacked religious center […]

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Shooting, Graffiti Unsettle Area Synagogues

| November 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

The L.A. Jewish community remained on alert this week as police continued their hunt for a gunman who shot and wounded two congregants at a Sephardic synagogue the San Fernando Valley. The shooting occurred at 6:20 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, in the underground garage of the Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic Synagogue in North Hollywood. […]

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ADL after LA synagogue attack: Jews most targeted religious group

| November 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

The Anti-Defamation League has expressed deep concern over Thursday's shooting at the Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic synagogue in North Hollywood. "While we have not confirmed the motive behind this horrendous act, we obviously take a shooting at a synagogue very seriously and ask for the community to contact LAPD or ADL with any information," said […]

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NoHo Shooting Synagogue raises security concerns

| October 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES — The LAPD has once again increased patrols around Jewish facilities. Thursday's attack happened just 10 miles from the Jewish Community Center where a white supremacist went on a shooting spree a decade ago. Most Jewish facilities like synagogues and schools have some sort of security like fences, security cameras and in some […]

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Alert triggers tight security at Jewish places in Pune

| October 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

PUNE: Following an alert by central intelligence agencies that the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) is planning to attack Jewish religious places in Pune, the police have made tight security arrangements at the Ohel David Synagogue (Lal Deval) at Ambedkar road in Pune Camp and Chabad House at Koregaon Park. Acting on the information, city police commissioner Satya […]

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Petach Tikvah Synagogue Desecrated

| October 17, 2009 | 1 Comment

Worshippers at the Heichal Meir synagogue in Petach Tikvah were shocked to find the synagogue vandalized and desecrated when they arrived for services on Shabbat morning. Overnight Friday, windows were broken, anti-Semitic graffiti was sprayed on walls, the central prayer bima platform was hacked to pieces, prayer books were ripped apart, and several bottles of […]

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State of Israel Anti-terror bureau warns of possible attacks on Israelis in India

| October 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

The Counter-Terrorism Bureau (CTB) on Thursday said the threat of possible attacks against Israelis traveling in India has become "significantly more severe" since a stark travel advisory was issued last month. The bureau said there was a "concrete threat" of attacks on Chabad centers and synagogues throughout India, including Goa, as well as on sites […]

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Los Angeles Terrorist targets

| October 14, 2009 | 1 Comment

A Lake Elsinore man who lost his hand in an improvised explosion device (IED) is being held in custody today after he went to a hospital emergency room with his hand blown off. His brother and mother have been arrested on suspicion of making explosives and child endangerment, a Riverside county sheriff’s sergeant said. The […]

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