SAN FRANCISCO (JTA) -- Agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are in Chicago to beef up security at Jewish institutions.
They arrived Sunday and are working through the Chicago Jewish federation, according to Paul Goldenberg, national director of the Secure Community Network (SCN), a security agency that is the product of the Jewish Federations of North America and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
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The Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will dole out more than $6 million in New York State to improve security at potential civilian terrorist targets, an increase of 40 percent over last year.
About 94 percent of the money will go to Jewish institutions here, around the same percentage of the national total of $19 million, said David Pollock, associate executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, who helped local Jewish agencies submit the grant applications.