Local Jewish institutions ramping up security. ‘This threat is not going away.’
As 5,000 French police and soldiers fanned out across the country to protect hundreds of Jewish institutions in the wake of last week’s attack at a Paris kosher supermarket, Jewish leaders here scrambled to assess security protocols and ramp up security measures.
Jewish and black congregants pay tribute to three activists murdered in 1964.
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You couldn’t blame the passersby for their extended stares and double takes. It must have seemed a strange scene: a black Baptist minister leading a crowd of Jews and a smattering of African Americans in the singing of “We Shall Overcome” on an Upper West Side street corner, yarmulkes flying every which way in the chilly autumn wind.
Two articles in your Sept. 26 issue describe the organized efforts of “the right flank of the Jewish community” to stop the Metropolitan Opera presentation of the pro-terrorist opera, “The Death Of Klinghoffer” (“‘Klinghoffer’ Protest Moves Beyond Right Wing” and “Operatic Rage At Met Protest”).
Political leaders put aside politics and joined with clergy from several denominations in Mineola, L.I., today to raise their voice in a collective call for the release of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers.
Stepped-up Passover patrols after three killed in Jewish facilities in Overland Park, Kan.
Police in the New York area are increasing patrols around Jewish institutions throughout the Passover holiday “out of an abundance of caution” following the killing of three people by a white supremacist at two Jewish institutions in suburban Kansas City Sunday, according to the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York.
Roger Ailes, the eminence of Fox News, has been coming to the annual benefit dinner of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) ever since he was guest of honor in 2005. Last week he hobbled into the Pierre Hotel with the aid of a cane, which startled Michael Miller, longtime JCRC executive vice president and CEO.
New regulations will complicate application process for $13 million federal pool.
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As local nonprofits gear up to vie for $13 million in federal security funding, some will face an additional pile of paperwork when they are asked to prequalify under regulations imposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo last year.