Tag: synagogue

‘In the Midwest we thought we were safe’

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments



Two shooting incidents in the Kansas City area, which left three dead, have cast a dark shadow over the Passover celebrations of the local Jewish community in the quiet Midwestern city. "It's pretty traumatic," said David Wainestock, who rushed to the Jewish Community Center to retrieve his 16-year-old daughter who had been among the people […]




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The profile of a killer: ‘We are slaves to the Jews’

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments



"White people, unlike Jews, have no power at all. We don't have leaders, we don't have unity, we don't have power at all," Frazier Glenn Miller said in an interview in 2012, revealing a little of the anti-Semitic beliefs of the man who murdered three people in two Jewish centers in the suburbs of Kansas […]




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Southwest Missouri man under scrutiny in fatal shooting of three at Johnson County Jewish centers

| April 13, 2014 | 0 Comments



Three people died Sunday when a gunman opened fire outside the Jewish Community Center and a senior living facility in Johnson County. Police arrested the suspected shooter, a man in his 70s with a beard, outside Valley Park Elementary nearby by 2:45 p.m. He smiled and reportedly made anti-Semitic statements as he was led away. […]




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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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Bronx Synagogue Swastika: Rabbi Says Graffiti ‘Particularly Hurtful’ to Holocaust Survivor Members

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments



Kingsbridge Center of Israel Rabbi David Jonas said that swastika graffiti tagged on his synagogue in Bronx, New York, was “particularly hurtful” because of the Holocaust survivors it counts as members, including the shul’s president who discovered the hate crime early on Monday morning. “The act was particularly hurtful given it was on a synagogue, and […]




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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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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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Synagogue Vandalized in Jerusalem

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments



Bnei Akiva counselors who arrived at the headquarters of the group’s Shunra branch in the Ramat Eshkol neighborhood in northern Jerusalem on Tuesday morning were horrified to discover that the center, which includes a synagogue, had been badly vandalized. Arutz Sheva spoke to chapter manager Dana Amar, who said the vandalism included “destruction of property and […]




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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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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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Judge refuses bail reduction for man charged in Bergen County synaogue firebombings

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments



A judge on Thursday refused to reduce the $4-million bail of one of the two men accused in the arson and firebombing of several Jewish facilities in Bergen County. “I don’t see anything before this court to warrant a bail reduction,” Judge Edward Jerejian said at a hearing in Superior Court in Hackensack, turning down […]




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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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Two plead ‘not guilty’ to Rutherford Temple bombing and more

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments



RUTHERFORD – The two men accused in the arson and firebombing of several North Jersey synagogues, including Rutherford's Congregation Beth-El, pleaded not guilty Monday in Superior Court in Hackensack to indictments in the case. Anthony Graziano of Lodi and Aakash Dalal of New Brunswick, both 21, were indicted in March on multiple counts of aggravated […]




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