Temples seek extra security

| June 2, 2011

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. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Forest Hills).

“We have seen — unfortunately, you don’t have to go far back — where religious institutions have been targeted by potential terrorists,” Weiner said, referring to a recent incident involving a plot to attack a synagogue in Manhattan. “There are some things the Police Department can do, and there are some things we need to rely on these religious institutions to do themselves.”



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