Tag: synagogue security

Toronto Jewish community starts security patrol system to combat hate crimes

| March 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

With Toronto’s Jews routinely identified as one of the city’s most victimized racial or ethnic groups, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs plans to form a bold new citizen security system aimed at curtailing hate crimes in the community. Called the Community Security Network, the pilot project will train at least 25 unarmed volunteers […]

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The Iranian threat hits home

| March 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Amid analysis of the Iranian nuclear threat and how America should respond on a national level, recent attacks on Israeli embassies in India and Georgia has Jewish institutions asking a question that is much closer to home: Does Iran pose a local terror threat? “Homeland security really starts as security in the neighborhood,” Paul Goldenberg, […]

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Police advise local agencies on boosting security measures

| February 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Law enforcement officials briefed Jewish leaders at a Feb. 9 security seminar held at the South River offices of the Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex County. Local police chiefs urged Jewish institutions to be more vigilant, to take steps to protect themselves, and to form alliances with law enforcement. Participants at the meeting, held in […]

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Increased Israel-Iran Tension Leads To Heightened Security At Jewish Institutions In NYC

| February 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD has increased security at the Israeli consulate, synagogues and other Jewish cultural institutions throughout the city. The rising tensions between Israel and Iran have prompted the security increase in our area. Heavily armed police and bomb sniffing dogs were posted outside the Israeli consulate on Manhattan’s East Side. CBS […]

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Fair Lawn Jewish Center receives anti-Semitic letter

| January 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Fair Lawn – Local synagogues are on the alert after the Fair Lawn Jewish Center on Norma Avenue received an anti-Semitic letter on Jan. 20. Fair Lawn Police Capt. Joseph Cook told local rabbis in an email on Jan. 20 that the synagogue received a "suspicious letter" containing "images of various magazine covers depicting major […]

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North Jersey Synagogues On Edge After Recent Incidents

| January 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

PARAMUS, NJ (WCBS 880) – Several synagogues in North Jersey are reviewing their security measures following a recent series of bias incidents. At Congregation K’Hal Adath Jeshurun in Paramus on Friday, congregants were unsettled, as they could still smell the fuel and see the scorch marks on the outside wall that remind them of the […]

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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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Synagogue security is beefed up

| September 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Synagogue-goers were warned this week to remain vigilant during Rosh Hashanah services after a number of terrorism-related arrests and the Palestinians statehood bid. A statement by the Community Security Trust noted that "security measures will be at the same high level as in recent years. The number of UK terrorist arrests has not diminished since […]

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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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Police Plan To Raise Security Again For Jewish High Holidays

| September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Security in the city remains tight following the anniversary of September 11th as police look forward to the High Holy days. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Tuesday that security will not be as severe, but will have to remain in place for some time until threats are entirely gone. He said officers will still be […]

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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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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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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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