Tag: synagogue

70 Months in Jail for Plot to Attack US Synagogues, El Al

| August 18, 2009 | 0 Comments



(IsraelNN.com) A United States federal judge in southern California handed down a 70-month prison term on Monday to Hammad Riaz Samana, the fourth Muslim member of an anti-Jewish terrorist cell to be sentenced. Other members of the cell are serving up to 20 years in jail. Samana and his co-conspirators planned to attack synagogues, the […]




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Va. man charged in Norfolk synagogue vandalism

| August 11, 2009 | 0 Comments



Police on Monday announced the arrest of a man charged with vandalizing several synagogues in April with anti-Semitic, anti-gay and racist messages. John Edward Grogan, 29, of the 200 block of Elizabeth Ave. in Waynesboro, was arrested there July 9, said police spokeswoman Karen Parker-Chesson. She said investigators at first did not want to compromise […]




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Suspected white supremacist charged in vandalism of synagogues

| August 10, 2009 | 0 Comments



NORFOLK – Detectives say the man arrested and charged with vandalizing synagogues in Norfolk is a member of a white supremacist group. John Edward Grogan, a 29-year-old Waynesboro resident, has been arrested and charged with vandalizing several local synagogues on April 17. He was identified as one of the suspects after police released surveillance video […]




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DHS: Updated Federal Guidelines for 2009 H1N1 Influenza in Schools Offer Many Options

| August 7, 2009 | 0 Comments



Release Date: August 7, 2009 For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary Contact: DHS Press Office, 202-282-8010 HHS Press Office, 202-690-6343 DOE Press Office, 202-591-6734 Updated federal guidelines offer state and local public health and school officials a range of options for responding to 2009 H1N1 influenza in schools, depending on how severe the […]




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Are bomb threats a sign of our times?

| August 7, 2009 | 0 Comments



Three Monmouth County synagogues that were recently the target of bomb threats offer a glimpse into how fragile the social tensions are today. According to an Asbury Park Press story, the Prosecutors believe the caller had a Middle Eastern accent. Notably, all three target congregations are orthodox. The Synagogue of Deal, at 128 Norwood Ave., […]




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Arson Attack Reported on Hassidic Hostel in Central Ukraine

| August 7, 2009 | 0 Comments



Text of report by commercial, news-based 5 Kanal TV on 7 August A fire broke out in Uman [Cherkasy Region]. A hostel for pilgrim Hassids located close to Jewish leader [Rabbi] Nachman’s grave and a synagogue went on fire. Witnesses said three unidentified individuals pelted the building with Molotov cocktails. The synagogue’s security guards started […]




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Bomb threat clears South Jersey synagogue

| August 5, 2009 | 0 Comments



LONG BRANCH — Hundreds of people Tuesday night had to clear out of a city synagogue, one of three temples threatened with bombs. Deal police received a call shortly after 8 p.m. from an unidentified caller, who said there were bombs at one Deal temple and two on Park Avenue in the Elberon section of […]




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Roanoke police investigate racial slurs on Shul

| July 27, 2009 | 0 Comments



Roanoke City Police are investigating four cases of property damage that involve three businesses and a synagogue. All of them do appear related. On the front doors of Beth Israel Synagogue on Franklin Road, dark green paint stood out on the snow white doors. Words targeted the Jewish religion that had congregation members scrubbing them […]




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Anti-Semitic crimes double in UK

| July 27, 2009 | 0 Comments



The number of anti-Semitic hate crimes against the Jewish community in Britain reached an unprecedented high in the first half of 2009, according to figures released on Thursday by a Jewish community organization. The Community Security Trust (CST), a charity which monitors anti-Semitism and provides security for the Jewish community in Britain, recorded 609 anti-Semitic […]




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County Police Team Up With Synagogues

| July 27, 2009 | 0 Comments



A program to build a database of information for critical facilities is under way in Maryland and Baltimore County is the first county to implement the program — the Constellation/Automated Critical Asset Management System (C/ACAMS). As part of the effort, the county’s police department has initiated an outreach to synagogues. So far, Beth El Congregation […]




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Syngagogue arson ignites religious tensions in Modi’in

| July 17, 2009 | 0 Comments



The fire that gripped Modi'in's Conservative community last week has in turn ignited a fierce dispute between the city and non-Orthodox residents about who started it. Worshipers accuse ultra-Orthodox "fanatics" and complain of municipal indifference, while the city speaks of petty vandalism, adding that claiming otherwise is "reckless and disingenuous." The fire, which was set […]




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Long Island Community Confronts Symbols of Hate

| July 17, 2009 | 0 Comments



When attorney Michael Soshnick saw the two four-foot-tall swastikas emblazoned in bright orange on the front doors of Congregation Beth Sholom Chabad in Mineola, N.Y., the day before Independence Day, he was both hurt and outraged. The dignified façade of the shul that he had attended for the past 30 years had been desecrated, and […]




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FTC Alert: Churches Cheated in Opportunity Scam

| July 16, 2009 | 0 Comments



There’s no cost to your church. It may even make money to use for good works. It’s a win-win situation, right? Maybe not. In fact, it could be a scam. Con artists with similar pitches are targeting African-American churches with so-called opportunity scams. Emphasizing a shared faith, culture, or concern for the community to win […]




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Vandalism against religious sites growing in Europe – Russian Church

| July 10, 2009 | 0 Comments



Vienna, July 10, Interfax – The Moscow Patriarchate has pointed out that the number of acts of vandalism against religious sites in Europe has been growing and called for measures against this. "The instances of vandalism against churches, mosques, synagogues, and cemeteries in many European countries have grown manifold in the past years. It is […]




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Reward offered in case of vandalized Mineola synagogue

| July 9, 2009 | 0 Comments



Jul. 9–Authorities are offering a $6,000 reward to catch whoever spray-painted swastikas on a Jewish house of worship in Mineola. The reward comes as police detectives are reviewing video surveillance of the area for evidence. The graffiti, which police are investigating as a bias crime carrying tougher punishment, was scrawled sometime between 5 p.m. on […]




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