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NYPD study: Jews are often terror targets

| December 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Nearly half of the terror plots aimed at the city since 1992 have targeted Jewish people or institutions, prompting police to ramp up security around such facilities during the holiday season, according to an NYPD intelligence analysis. Friday, police Commissioner Ray Kelly said there was no specific threat against the city around the Christmas holiday […]

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Police: Man Burglarized 10 Houses of Worship

| December 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

A Long Beach man was arrested in connection with 10 burglaries at houses of worship throughout the city since last summer. Terrence Farr, 44, was arrested on Dec. 8 and arraigned at Long Beach City Court by Judge Frank Dikranis on Friday. Farr is being held at the Nassau County Correction Facility in lieu of […]

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Solomon Schechter vandalized

| October 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

A swastika was scrawled inside a circle on the infield dirt of a baseball field behind the Solomon Schechter Day School in Williston Park and a structure used in a Jewish religious observance was vandalized on the weekend of Oct. 7. The damage to the sukkah, a traditional structure to observe the Jewish harvest ,was […]

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ADL Audit: Anti-Semitic Incidents Reported In DC Region In 2010 Remain Level

| October 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following a consistent trend over the last several years, the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the DC region remained constant in 2010, with a total of 53 incidents of assaults, vandalism and harassment reported during the calendar year, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The ADL Audit of Anti-Semitic […]

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Safe Shuls

| September 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Synagogues need to take responsibility for their security, said retired New York Police Department detective Mordecai Dzikansky, who served as the NYPD’s liaison with the Israeli police in the aftermath of 9/11. “If you are relying solely on police you’re leaving yourself vulnerable,” Dzikansky said in an interview. Dzikansky spoke with the Jewish Standard after […]

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Bukharian temple gets security funds

| September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

With the help of state Assemblyman Rory Lancman’s (D-Fresh Meadows) office, a Kew Gardens Hills Bukharian synagogue was awarded a $75,000 federal grant to bolster its security. “We helped fill out the application,” Lancman said during a news conference outside Kehilat Sephardim of Ahavat Achim, at 150-62 78th Road in Kew Gardens Hills. “It was […]

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Rosh Hashanah Travel Warnings

| September 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

The tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, events in the Palestinian sphere anticipated for later this month and the upcoming Jewish holidays are liable to create an incentive for terrorist groups to perpetrate attacks against Israeli and Jewish targets abroad. As it does every year ahead of Rosh Hashanah and the other holidays that […]

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Synagogues look at security as 9/11 landmark nears

| September 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Although this year’s High Holidays follow close behind the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, local synagogues are not making any major overhauls to their usual security procedures. The Jewish Federation of Cleveland, through briefings with national advisory organization Secure Community Network (SCN), has encouraged synagogues and other member agencies to revisit security plans, […]

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Sweden Takes Steps to Protect Local Jews from Hate

| September 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Swedish government has earmarked more than $600,000 in its next year's budget to increase security around its Jewish community. According to a report published in The Local, 4 million kroner ($622,000) has been allocated as a one-time expenditure in the 2012 fiscal year budget to be released on September 20. The funds are designated […]

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Security Upgrades Planned at Temples

| July 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks approaches, local synagogues are seeking to upgrade security on their property by installing surveillance cameras. The BACH Jewish Center, at 210 Edwards Blvd. in Long Beach, is finalizing a plan to install the cameras on its grounds. The center recently received funding from the Homeland […]

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Homeland Security partners with Jewish groups on security campaign

| June 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (JTA) — In its first partnership with a faith-based community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is working with Jewish organizations to expand awareness of suspicious behavior. The "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign will distribute posters and customized announcements in synagogues, Jewish community centers and related agencies across the country. Its thrust […]

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Temples seek extra security

| June 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Forest Hills synagogues and schools want federal grant money to make their facilities more secure, but a Kew Gardens rabbi thinks none of them should get a dime. Representatives from various 501(c)(3) nonprofits gathered Friday to seek guidance on how to apply for funds from the federal government in an information session hosted by U.S. […]

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Area Jewish Community Reacts To Alleged Terror Plot

| May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

For Rabbi Eli Shifrin, the details of the Manhattan District Attorney's case against two Queens men accused of planning to blow up city synagogues unearthed old fears lying just beneath the surface. "It takes only 1 percent of the people we don't catch for tragedy to strike our community," said Shifrin, who leads the Chabad […]

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Israel, U.S. Jewish groups on alert fearing reprisal over bin Laden killing

| May 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

World leaders warned of revenge attacks after Osama bin Laden was killed in a U.S. assault in Pakistan on Monday that brought to a dramatic end the long manhunt for the al Qaeda leader who had become the most powerful symbol of Islamist militancy. President Barack Obama declared the world was a safer and "better […]

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Annual report: Anti-Semitic incidents down worldwide but still high

| May 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Jerusalem (CNN) — Anti-Semitic incidents worldwide dropped sharply in 2010 from their peak in 2009, according to an annual report issued by an Israeli university on the eve of the nation's Holocaust Memorial Day. However, the levels are significantly higher than they were a decade ago, when the upward trend began, according to the report […]

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