Tag: synagogue security

Security at synagogues tightened for Jewish festivals this month

| September 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



With Jews in the city expected to attend synagogues in large numbers on September 26 and 27 to mark Simchat Torah (change of cycle of public readings of their holy book Torah), the city police has tightened the security infrastructure around synagogues. Mumbai Police has improved on the security measures in all Jewish centres after […]




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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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Jewish security group to protect mosque

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments



Jewish volunteer security group Shomrim has offered to protect a London mosque threatened by anti-Muslim violence. Members of the Stamford Hill -based organisation met mosque leaders at the Cazenove Road Mosque and Community Centre , in Stoke Newington, at the weekend. Liberal Democrat councillor Ian Sharer brought the two groups together after a request by […]




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Man charged with threatening Fargo synagogue

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments



FARGO – A man is facing federal civil rights and threats charges after officials at the Department of Justice said he called the synagogue here and left a message suggesting he was affiliated with Hamas and claiming Islamic Jihad against the head of the synagogue. Dominique Jason Flanigan, 41, of Fargo, also known as Kadafi […]




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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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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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World Jews on high alert ahead of Pesach

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



The Counter-Terrorism Bureau has instructed Chabad centers and Jewish communities in several sensitive countries to boost security and go as far as hiring local security companies to guard the mass Passover Seders planned during the Jewish holiday. In some countries there are even preparations to have hikers conduct security checks at the entrance to Passover […]




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

| July 1, 2012 | 0 Comments



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 […]




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NYPD beefs up security ahead of Passover; already had extra patrols after France attack

| April 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



NEW YORK – The New York Police Department is beefing up security at the city's synagogues and other Jewish sites this week for the Passover holiday in the wake of a deadly attack on a religious school in France last month. Authorities stressed that there have been no specific threats reported in the city for […]




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Congress cuts security funds for synogogues

| March 15, 2012 | 0 Comments



State Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) took Congress to task this week for cutting funding to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that goes toward beefing up security at Queens synagogues and other nonprofits at risk for terrorist attacks. Lancman spoke outside of the Israel Center for Conservative Judaism, on 73rd Avenue in Electchester. “I […]




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