Tag: synagogue

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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Burglars Stealing Silver Sefer Torah Crowns Busted After Investigation By Metropolitan Police & Shomrim London NW

| May 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



During the last 4 months, at least 10 shuls in North West London have been targeted by burglars, who are specifically targeting the silver on Sifrei Torah. The burglars seem to be well informed as to where the shuls are located in the area. During three of these burglaries, Sifrei Torah have been broken apart […]




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Hate attacks on home of rabbi

| May 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



The Leicester Hebrew Congregation rabbi's house and car have been targeted by antisemitic vandals in three nocturnal attacks over the past three weeks. Bricks twice shattered windows of Rabbi Shmuli Pink's shul-owned property, half-a-mile from the city centre synagogue. On another occasion, a brick was thrown through his car window. Rabbi Pink said that although […]




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2011 National Hurricane Preparedness Week: Safety Tips

| May 28, 2011 | 0 Comments



NOAA NHC Director Bill Read offers some tips of what to do before, during and after the storm.  




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2011 National Hurricane Preparedness Week: Get A Plan!

| May 27, 2011 | 0 Comments



FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate explains the importance of having a hurricane plan.  




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2011 National Hurricane Preparedness Week: The NOAA Team Effort

| May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



NHC senior hurricane specialist Daniel Brown looks at the collaborative effort used to forecast hurricanes.  




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2011 National Hurricane Preparedness Week: Inland Flooding

| May 25, 2011 | 0 Comments



Meteorologist Dan Gregoria of the NWS Miami Weather Forecast Office describes the hazards of inland flooding from a tropical cyclone.  




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2011 National Hurricane Preparedness Week: Wind Danger

| May 24, 2011 | 0 Comments



WFO Miami warning coordination meteorologist Robert Molleda explains the dangers of wind from a tropical cyclone, including tornadoes.  




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Synagogue Bombing Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

| May 24, 2011 | 0 Comments



Ron Hirsch, who has been linked to the explosion that occurred last month at the Chabad House Lubavitch, pleaded not guilty to four federal felony counts in a U.S. District Court on Monday morning. Hirsch reportedly appeared uncertain of the arraignment proceedings when he was in court. "You can sit on your hands during the […]




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2011 National Hurricane Preparedness Week: Storm Surge

| May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



NHC hurricane specialist Robbie Berg looks at the dangers of storm surge, and describes the interactive NHC storm surge website.  




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Terror plot against synagogues underscores threat

| May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



A foiled plot to attack New York synagogues offered a distressing reminder to the Jewish community that Osama bin Laden’s death does not mean an end to the threat of terrorism — especially from so-called “lone wolves.” New York police arrested Algerian-born Ahmed Ferhani, 26, and Mohamed Mamdouh, 20, a naturalized American citizen from Morocco, […]




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2011 National Hurricane Preparedness Week: Hurricane Season

| May 22, 2011 | 0 Comments



NHC Director Bill Read discusses the hazards associated with a hurricane and the role of the National Hurricane Center.




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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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Are Guns The Answer?

| May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments



It's been a long time since the phrase "every Jew a .22" resonated at JDL protests. But as it becomes apparent that people around the world, and in New York in particular, seem to be increasingly targeting Jews with a frightening fervor, as evidenced by the arrests this week of two alleged homegrown "lone wolf" […]




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DISTRICT ATTORNEY VANCE, MAYOR BLOOMBERG, POLICE COMMISSIONER KELLY ANNOUNCE ARRESTS IN TERROR CASES

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



DISTRICT ATTORNEY – NEW YORK COUNTY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 12, 2011 CONTACT: Erin Duggan 212-335-9400 DISTRICT ATTORNEY VANCE, MAYOR BLOOMBERG, POLICE COMMISSIONER KELLY ANNOUNCE ARRESTS IN TERROR CASES Defendants Planned to Bomb Synagogue, Support Violent Jihad Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., and New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, joined by […]




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