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Gunman Enters Jewish Museum in Rampage, Kills Four; Attack Presumed Anti-Semitic

| May 24, 2014 | 0 Comments



Three people were killed on-site and another fatally wounded when a gunman attacked the Jewish Museum in the center of Brussels on Saturday, authorities said.  "Two women and one man are dead, a third person is in hospital," Interior Minister Joelle Milquet said at the scene, shortly after the attack. "We don't yet know if they were tourists […]




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Three dead after shootings at Jewish-related sites

| April 13, 2014 | 0 Comments



OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) – Three people are dead after shootings at Jewish-related locations in the Kansas City area. Authorities confirm that a suspect is in custody. One of the dead was killed in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. A second person died at Village Shalom. Authorities also […]




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Federations’ security arm stresses awareness on holy days

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments



WASHINGTON (JTA) — Security awareness should be a primary consideration for synagogues during the High Holidays, the security arm of the national Jewish community said. “Synagogue staff, security volunteers and greeters should be on the lookout for suspicious persons and/or activity around their facilities, particularly during services and other gatherings,” the Secure Community Network, an […]




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Security to be more visible during High Holy Days

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments



Known as a time for celebration, Rosh Hashanah also is a time for increased awareness of those who would quell that celebration. During the High Holy Days, synagogues and police departments across the region will step up security to protect against the unforeseen – including at B'nai Jeshurun Congregation in Pepper Pike. "We have a […]




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NYPD eyes ramped-up security for Jewish High Holy Days as Syria tensions rise

| August 27, 2013 | 0 Comments



New York City will take necessary steps to ramp up security should the United States take military action against Syria, NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly told Jewish clergy and leaders Tuesday during a pre-High Holy Days briefing. As has become standard practice for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the NYPD will deploy officers and vehicles around […]




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CTB issues travel warnings ahead of High Holidays

| August 20, 2013 | 0 Comments



The Counter-Terrorism Bureau (CTB) issued on Monday a list of updated travel warnings ahead of the High Holidays. It is recommended to avoid non-essential visits to Turkey, Kenya, Nigeria and Azerbaijan due to continuous potential threat. "The High Holidays coming ahead, specifically Rosh Hashana and Sukkot, could be a target for terrorists to conduct attacks […]




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1965: Jews in London Organize Souads to Guard Synagogues Against Arson

| July 21, 2013 | 0 Comments



EDITOR'S NOTE: THIS IS AN NEWS ARTICLE FROM 1965.  WE WANTED TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU TO SHOW YOU THAT SECURITY ISSUES IN PLACES OF WORSHIP HAVE ALWAYS BEEN AROUND. Self-defense squads were formed by young Jews in various parts of London today, to guard synagogues against bombings, arson and vandalism of the type that […]




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Former President of Southbury Synagogue Admits Embezzling Over $500,000

| June 3, 2013 | 0 Comments



The former President of Beth El Synagogue in Southbury pleaded guilty Friday to one count of mail fraud stemming from her embezzlement of more than $500,000 from the synagogue.    Jodi Churchill, 45, of Orange, waived her right to indictment and pleaded guilty before United States Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez in Hartford to the charge.    According to court […]




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Teen describes abuse at Lakewood yeshiva teacher sex-assault trial

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



TOMS RIVER — The boy at the center of a sexual abuse case within Lakewood’s Orthodox Jewish community had no friends in fifth and sixth grade and none in the summer camp he attended those years, he shyly testified on Wednesday. So when camp counselor Yosef Kolko let the boy sing solos with the camp […]




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Yale’s Jewish center threatened with arson

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



NEW HAVEN — Area synagogues and Jewish community agencies are on security alert after graffiti in a Yale University chemistry building threatened arson at Yale’s Slifka Center for Jewish Life later this month. The graffiti was discovered April 22 in a bathroom at the Sterling Chemistry Lab at 225 Prospect St. Although the university would […]




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Paris rabbi’s attacker had assaulted another Jew, security service says

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



(JTA) — The Iranian man who attacked a rabbi in Paris had assaulted another French Jew in the same area several days earlier, the French Jewish community’s security service said. The alleged attacker, who was arrested April 23 for lightly wounding the rabbi and his son with a knife, had struck a young man four […]




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Toulouse tragedy: questions over Jewish school security provision

| March 25, 2012 | 0 Comments



There were surveillance cameras and a tall fence around the Otzar HaTorah school in Toulouse. But the cameras were not manned and there was no guard. The tragedy was "an accident waiting to happen" according to a British member of the city's Jewish community. Stephen Peters, a former board member of London's New West End […]




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Travel Warnings Ahead of the Spring Holidays

| March 25, 2012 | 0 Comments



The upcoming spring holidays (Passover, Independence Day and Lag B’Omer; especially Passover) are liable to provide incentive for terrorists around the world to attack Israeli and Jewish targets abroad. Against the background of a series of terrorist attacks and attempted terrorist attacks since the beginning of the year, Iran and Hezbollah are stepping up their […]




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‘Iran, Hezbollah trying to attack Jews abroad’

| February 17, 2012 | 0 Comments



Counter-terrorism Bureau releases warning in light of information emerging after recent attacks, urges tourists to be alert. It appears as though Iran and Hezbollah are currently trying to carry out attacks on Israeli and Jewish targets abroad, Israel's Counter-terrorism Bureau warned Friday. The Bureau said it drew these conclusions, "in light of the findings emerging […]




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Dept. of Homeland Security ‘concerned’ over threats from Iran

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments



As federal and local law enforcement plan to boost their communications with Jewish groups in the United States, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Wednesday told a House panel she is "concerned" over potential threats to the U.S. homeland from Iran or its surrogates and it's "a situation that bears watching." Napolitano said her department […]




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