Just a week after the last rash of bomb threats on Jewish Community Center (JCCs) in multiple states, today saw another 32 bomb threats to JCCs across the country.
At least 32 Jewish community centers in 16 states have received bomb threats, Jewish security officials said, in the second wave of such mass disruption in two weeks.
Paul Goldenberg, the director of Secure Community Networks — an affiliate of the Jewish federations of North America, which advises Jewish groups and institutions on security — said the threats were called in Wednesday to JCCs. Media reported additional threats called into schools and other Jewish institutions.
There were threats in, among other places, Miami Beach; Edison and Scotch Plains, New Jersey; Cincinnati; Alabama; Albany and Syracuse, New York; Nashville; suburban Boston and Detroit; West Hartford and Woodbridge, Connecticut; suburban Minneapolis, and the Orlando area. . .
“These people, whoever they are, that are making these threats are trying to intimidate, create anxiety and fear, and we are going to do what we have to do to ensure the safety and security of our valued members and constituents, but we are not going to give in to what they are trying to create, which is to drive us away from our valued institutions,” Freedman [Mark Freedman, executive director of the Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee] said.
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